Cambridge medical centre opens in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, June 23, 2014
Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center has admitted its first patients into the newly opened Abu Dhabi facility this month.
The centre, situated in Khalifa City A (Shakhbout City), offers specialised and dedicated medical care and rehabilitation services to patients requiring short-term comprehensive rehabilitation and long term care for patients with chronic illness or injury, said a statement.
It caters to those in need of acute rehabilitation with a high level of physiotherapy, as well as treatment for a broad range of conditions including spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases such as stroke and birth defects.
The centre has recently added two key members to its operations team – Diana Grobler, VP Operation and Quality, and Helen Maunton, director of Operations.
Grobler comes with over 40 years nursing experience in countries including South Africa, Saudi Arabia and UAE, having occupied senior nursing positions in a number of setting and is the chairperson of the JCIA Policy and Procedure Committee.
Maunton is specialised in paediatric care and has more than 20 year management and clinical experience in various roles and responsibilities in acute hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Andrew Escamilla, CEO of the centre, said: '' We are excited to bring this long needed service to the communities of Abu Dhabi and later this year to Al Ain. The ability to care for patients with such a variety of medically complex conditions for an extended period of time sets our hospital apart in the community's healthcare continuum.
“I am confident that the care we provide will radically improve the quality of service and infrastructure for patients and staff both in the immediate future and in the years to come.''
Cambridge is affiliated with US-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, a leader in rehabilitative medicine, long-term care and home care in the US.
The centre’s partnership with Joslin Diabetes Center will enhance the diabetes disease management programme by providing clinical protocols and guidelines, family/patient education resources and materials as well as an in-depth training programnme.
Its partner network also comprises co-operation with ProVita International Medical Center (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) and Manzil Health Care Services.
ProVita offers long-term care for ventilated patients requiring continuous medical intervention in a non-hospital setting, while Manzil provides professional, individualised, home care services guided by the individual medical, rehabilitative and emotional needs of patients.
The integrated approach will allow patients to receive care in the most appropriate environment, according to their needs, while guaranteeing a consistent level of quality care throughout their transition between care levels. - TradeArabia News Service