Tahnoun Bin Mohammed opens the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Al Ain
Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region HH Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan officially opened the second Imperial College London Diabetes Centre - a state-of-the-art facility that will provide world-class standards of care to patients in Al Ain and the surrounding region.
The launch of this new facility follows the establishment of the first Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi in 2006 and is an extension of the partnership agreement between Mubadala Healthcare and Imperial College London.
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is founded on the four pillars of treatment, training, public health, and research, and provides the highest level of specialised and comprehensive patient care - from the first diagnosis to the management of all the complications associated with diabetes Dr Maha Taysir Barakat, ICLDC's Medical '&' Research Director and Consultant Endocrinologist confirmed that with the opening of the Al Ain facility, ICLDC now receives more than ten thousand patient visits each month across the two centres.
"The opening of the second centre in Al Ain ensures many more people in the UAE have access to the world-class treatment for which Imperial College London Diabetes Centre has become known," she said.
The facilities are highly efficient with most laboratory tests conducted on-site and a unique paperless IT system which means that all patients are given results and recommendations in one visit.
Since becoming operational in September of last year, ICLDC's Al Ain facility has already received two endorsements from the Joint Commission International (JCI) - the JCI Certification in the Clinical Care Program for Diabetes Management and the JCI Accreditation in Ambulatory Care, both held by ICLDC's Abu Dhabi facility since 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre is still the only facility in the world to hold both of these certifications.
"Partnering with international expertise to address one of our region's most pressing healthcare issues is integral to our healthcare strategy and I am delighted with the tremendous positive impact that Imperial College London Diabetes Centre has had on our community," said Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Chief Operating Officer of Mubadala Development Company.