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Dr Nazakat Hussain, clinical director of Rehabilitation Medicine at American Hospital Dubai

American Hospital Dubai’s Advanced Rehabilitation Unit now operational

DUBAI, UAE , June 7, 2016

The American Hospital Dubai’s new Advanced Rehabilitation Unit, which will provide specialty care for patients requiring treatment for serious conditions such as multiple trauma, stroke or spinal cord injuries, has now become operational.

The unit recently treated its first patient, a UAE resident involved in a serious road accident who was admitted in a life threatening condition with multiple trauma injuries and requiring a multidisciplinary team to stabilise, treat and then manage rehabilitation.

The patient is now mobile, self-sufficient and has returned home and to work, as he regains his previous quality of life. He underwent seven operations and spent 33 days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a medically induced coma. After successful initial treatment, he was then transferred to the Advanced Rehabilitation Unit for rehabilitation. He received specialist rehabilitation nursing care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech/language therapy, as part of his treatment at the hospital, the hospital said.

Dr Nazakat Hussain, clinical director of Rehabilitation Medicine at the hospital, commented: “The team is very pleased with Osama’s progress and is working to support his return to a normal life at home and work, with the help of his family. His very serious condition was a demanding test of our team’s multidisciplinary capabilities. Rehabilitation is a long-term commitment and our team aims to get the patient back into the family home and community, working with family members and other care providers, to help them adapt and support the patient.”  

The Advanced Rehabilitation Unit combines high-tech and high-touch to optimise the expertise of its multidisciplinary team. The holistic approach ensures care for the patient and their loved ones to help patients through their recovery and return to the highest possible quality of life and work, the hospital said.

It has 22 private rooms and a multidisciplinary team of more than 20 staff, providing patient-centric therapy and comprehensive patient care under one roof, it added. –TradeArabia News Service




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