Amana Healthcare News

Amana Healthcare held a workshop during Abu Dhabi Art Week 2015 at Manarat Al Saadiyat on November 21, 2015. The workshop was hosted by SEDRA (Services for Educational Development, Research and Awareness for Inclusion) where UAE based jordanian artist Salah Shaheen gave a presentation on new techniques for creating artworks digitally. He strongly suggested that everyone is capable of creating artwork with such new digital platforms – which he himself has developed digital paint brushes for.

Amana Healthcare, celebrated the inauguration of the UAE’s first specialized inpatient rehabilitation hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. Located in Abu Dhabi, the new hospital strengthens Amana Healthcare’s position as the largest and fastest-growing provider of specialized long-term acute care, post-acute rehabilitation and home transition and respite care services in the Middle East.

Amana Healthcare took the lead in participating at the 2nd annual Home Care and Long Term Care Conference, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on Nov 13, 2015. The conference covered a range of topics by key speakers from the healthcare industry in the region. Dr. Fatma Ridine, Senior Staff Physician, at Amana Healthcare explored the scope for improvements in the referral process that allows for acquiring patients from an acute care setting to long term care facilities ike Amana Healthcare. 

Gulf News reporter Noor Nazzal came to visit Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi in search of an inspiring story of resilience and hope. The following is what she wrote as an account of her visit:

With their voice barely audibly over their loud life-support machines, three Emirati women prove they can make the most of their lives, regardless of how extreme their condition or short their life expectancy.

The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, organized the first edition of the “Dubai Inclusive Development Forum”. The event aimed at raising awareness and promoting the integration of people with disabilities in society. 

Technology triggered by eye movements is helping re-establish an Emirati man’s family bonds after he was cut off from the world because of locked-in syndrome. Trapped after a bleed in the brain four years ago, former Dubai engineer Badr Salim Abdalla Al Ali has a neurological disorder which paralyses voluntary muscles except for the eyes. It has isolated him from his family.

Amana Healthcare joined with the Dubai Health Authority to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Day by hosting an educational conference and support group for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their respective family members in Dubai, UAE. The educational seminar was led by Dr. Salwa Abdulla Al Suwaidi, Director and Specialist Senior Registrar in Geriatrics at DHA, and Dr. Khalid Anwar, Consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Amana Healthcare.

Amana Healthcare has launched out-patient services within its Medical & Rehabilitation hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. “The objective of our outpatient service is to treat and assist patients in regaining their sense of independence with an expert rehabilitation team serving as a support system,” said Magi Livadaris, VP for Clinical Operations at Amana Healthcare.

The Amana Healthcare and Rehabilitation Hospital, in the desert town of Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, has 65 resi­dents ranging in age from five months to 101 years, is unique venture uses design and landscape ar­chitecture to bring the best possible quality of life to children born with serious physical dis­abilities and adult trauma victims. They are cared for round-the-clock by 212 staff, including physio and occupational therapists, doctors, nurses and sup­port staff.