Mubadala Investment Company has announced that exterior construction has been completed on the new cancer centre being set up by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a partner of its healthcare division, Mubadala Health.
The final glass panel was fitted to the 10th floor of the facility during a topping-off ceremony attended by the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Chairman and Mubadala Investment Company Deputy Group CEO Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi; Mubadala Health CEO Hasan Jasem Al Nowais and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO Dr Jorge Guzman.
At the ceremony, which was also attended by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi caregivers, the final glass panel was signed and inscribed with personal messages.
Al Muhairi said: “The completion of the cancer centre’s exterior structure represents a major milestone in the construction process and brings us one step closer to start serving patients later this year. There is an immense sense of pride and gratitude for all those who have contributed to the project and enabled us to reach this stage.”
“When it opens, the centre will provide the highest standards of specialised oncological screening, diagnostics and treatments, ensuring that cancer patients have access to the best and most comprehensive care in the UAE and the region,” he stated.
The new 19,000-sq-m facility is scheduled to begin receiving patients later this year, providing world-class level of care throughout each cancer patient’s journey.
“Modeled on Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Centre, which is ranked number five for cancer care in the US, the Abu Dhabi-based Cancer Centre is set to bring an integrated and transformative approach to diagnosing and treating the disease in the UAE and the region,” stated Dr Guzman.
It will have 24 examination rooms, 24 infusion rooms, two procedure rooms, and an area devoted to women’s oncology services. The facility will apply a “patient and family-centered” approach to care, which is already well-established in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Oncology Institute, he added.-TradeArabia News Service