80,000 visits to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City this year

The majority of visits - 34,838 - were to the adult emergency department. A total of 24,235 people visited the Khalidiya Urgent Care Centre, while the paediatric emergency department received 19,565 visitors.

ABU DHABI // Almost 80,000 people visited Sheikh Khalifa Medical City emergency centres in the first half of this year.

The adult emergency department had the largest number of visits, at 34,838, followed by 24,235 at Khalidiya Urgent Care Centre, and 19,565 at the paediatric emergency department.

Admissions reached 9,253 for the six months.

“With the population growing rapidly and UAE residents becoming much more aware and educated on their healthcare needs, we will continue to see a growth in the demand for health services – a challenge we are determined to meet,” said Dr Aref Al Shehhi, the hospital’s deputy chief executive.

Another 121,819 people visited the hospital’s outpatient clinics.

The hospital is expecting to exceed the number of emergency room visits recorded last year, which was 104,000.

The emergency centres are managed by Cleveland Clinic and is part of the Seha Health System, owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services.

“Our approach to health care has continued to elevate patient care levels and we see this in the number of patients choosing SKMC,” Dr Al Shehhi said.

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Published: August 24, 2014 04:00 AM

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