07 March 2016
The USD 200 million facility includes a fully automated laboratory with robotic technology.

NMC Healthcare on Monday opened the USD 200 million NMC Royal Hospital at Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi, the first project since the healthcare provider was awarded land for development by the emirate's authorities.

With 500 beds, the facility is the largest private sector hospital in the United Arab Emirates, the company claimed.

A multispecialty hospital, its emergency department will include an observation unit, operation theatre and will provide specialists in stroke and cardiac emergencies, as well as treatment for diabetic emergencies, hypertension concerns and respiratory infections.

The 75,000 square metre facility includes a fully automated laboratory system which will use robotic technology to process up to 25,000 samples a day and over 200 different tests.

According to NMC Healthcare, the event marks the first hospital to be completed on land awarded to it by the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 plan.

NMC Health is one of the largest private sector healthcare operators in the UAE, with around 8,000 employees, according to company statistics. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Reuters reported in February its shares have increased nearly fourfold since it began trading in April 2012.

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