PureHealth has taken a significant step forward in the UAE healthcare sector by completing the integration of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). The UAE’s largest healthcare complex, SSMC was established as part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 to elevate healthcare services in the emirate. This move further positions PureHealth at the forefront of the region’s healthcare industry and aligns with its goal to establish Abu Dhabi as a major destination in global healthcare.

Recognised for its specialised care and modern facilities, SSMC represents a valuable addition to PureHealth's existing capabilities. The integration is expected to bring in an influx of medical expertise, advanced technology, and innovative treatment options.

Hamad Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PureHealth, said: “This integration of SSMC reflects PureHealth’s dedication to improving healthcare standards, positioning Abu Dhabi as a global healthcare hub. While this is a significant milestone for PureHealth, it also marks a new chapter for healthcare in the region, opening doors for international collaborations, and furthering research and development, leading to groundbreaking initiatives and even more sophisticated healthcare services, solidifying Abu Dhabi's position as a destination for medical excellence.”

Farhan Malik, Founder and Managing Director of PureHealth, said: "We are pleased to announce the integration of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City into our portfolio. SSMC features world-class facilities, renowned medical expertise, cutting-edge technology, and provides one of the most specialised clinical services in the region. With our current network in the UAE, where we cover the complete spectrum from tertiary care to primary care and digitally enabled care, SSMC brings a hub for clinically advanced services with premium quality and clinical outcomes into the network. This synergy extends beyond brand recognition, as the strategic incorporation of SSMC into PureHealth’s ecosystem and will drive significant operational efficiencies and optimisations, benefiting the entire group and ultimately enhancing patient care across Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

Covering a built-up area of more than 300,000 square metres, SSMC features 672 licensed beds and is a centre of excellence for stroke. By integrating SSMC into its operations, PureHealth will improve operational efficiency and reduce costs, benefitting patients across the UAE.

SSMC manages a substantial annual patient volume, with around 600,000 interactions, including more than 445,000 outpatient visits, around 129,000 emergency cases and over 27,000 inpatient admissions. It operates 162 outpatient rooms, supported by a team of 489 physicians across 46 service lines and 10 clinical departments, along with 1,500 nurses.

This addition to the PureHealth portfolio will improve healthcare, not just for the Abu Dhabi community, but also extending to medical tourism given the addition of speciality oncology expertise to be offered in Abu Dhabi, complementing services already provided by Tawam Hospital in Al Ain. This strategic move not only amplifies PureHealth's operational capabilities but also reinforces Abu Dhabi's position as a hub of medical innovation and excellence.