The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi accredits Burjeel Holdings’ facilities as specialised centres in Orthopaedic Care 

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 May 2024: On the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate, announced that Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, Burjeel Medical City and Paley Middle East Clinic are accredited as specialised centres in Orthopaedic Care in the Emirate.  

In the presence of HE Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, HE Dr. Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings and John Sunil, CEO of Burjeel Holdings, the accreditation agreement was signed by Dr. Rashed Obaid AlSuwaidi, Executive Director of Healthcare Workforce Planning at the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi and Aysha Almahri, Deputy CEO of Burjeel Medical City.  

Dr. Rashed Obaid Alsuwaidi, the Executive Director of Healthcare Workforce Planning at the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi said: “The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi remains committed to empowering healthcare facilities in the emirate with a world-class healthcare ecosystem to improve health and patient outcomes. We firmly believe in the necessity of collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors, particularly in the provision of specialised healthcare services to community members to continuously enhance the quality and accessibility of services for patients in need.” 

John Sunil, Group CEO of Burjeel Holdings said: “We are honoured to be accredited as specialized centre in Orthopaedic Care by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. This recognition highlights our diverse team of specialists, advanced facilities, and extensive clinical and research capabilities. Our facilities have been instrumental in advancing orthopedic services, reinforcing the Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a leading destination for specialized care. With our team of world-class experts, we are dedicated to elevating comprehensive orthopedic services in the region.” 

At Burjeel, orthopaedic experts perform a wide range of complex surgeries, including vertebral tethering surgery for the spine, 3D hologram-assisted knee replacement surgery, joint replacement surgery, and various other orthopedic procedures. 

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week is a major government initiative took place between 13 May and 15 May 2024. The event seeks to accelerate collaboration, innovation, and investment, and bring together researchers, policymakers, healthcare specialists, investors, and entrepreneurs across the global healthcare and life-science ecosystem. The always-on platform witnessed a true gathering of pioneering minds and a powerful network of 5,000 attendees, 1,000 delegates, 200 speakers, and 100 exhibitors. 

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About Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH): 

The DoH is the regulatory body of the healthcare sector at the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures excellence in healthcare by monitoring the health status of the population. DoH defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system. In addition, DoH shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world-class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate. DoH also drives programmes to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addition to regulating scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system. 

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About Burjeel Holdings 

Founded in 2007, Burjeel Holdings is one of the leading private providers of world-class healthcare services in the UAE and Oman, and it operates a growing specialized healthcare segment in Saudi Arabia. With a network of 82 assets, including 17 hospitals and 42 medical centers, as well as 15 pharmacies and other allied services, the Group collectively provides a premier offering in the Gulf region. Burjeel Holdings’ brands include Burjeel, Medeor, LLH, Lifecare, PhysioTherabia and Tajmeel. It has 13 JCI-accredited facilities, with a total of 1,708 patient beds across its operations in the UAE and Oman and holds a leading position in the UAE. For further information on DOH, visit