SKMC announces its Working Hours during Ramadan
WAM Abu Dhabi, July 19th, 2012 (WAM) -- Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, today announced the working hours in all its facilities during the holy month of Ramadan.
SKMC Administration and the Outpatient Specialty Clinics will be open from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm from Sunday through Thursday. SKMC's six Family Medicine Clinics that include Al Bateen, Al Khaleej, Al Manhal, Al Mushrif, Al Rowda and Al Zafaranah Clinics will operate on two shifts.
The morning shift starts from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, while the second shift after Maghrib prayers starts from 8:40 pm until 11:40 pm. SKMC's Family Medicine Clinic open from Sunday through Thursday except Al Bateen Clinic which operates on Saturdays as well.
Abu Dhabi Dental Center and Al Dhafra Dental Center will also open its doors on two shifts; the first shift from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm and the second one from 8:00 pm until 12:30 am.
The Administration and Outpatient Clinics of the Behavioral Sciences Pavilion (BSP) will operate from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm, five days a week.
Inpatient services and Emergency Department will naturally remain open at all time. Moreover, Al Ettihad and Khaldiyah Urgent Care Centers will remain open during the holy month as per normal schedule from 8:00 am until 1:00 am, throughout the week.
SKMC's Renal Unit will remain open as per their usual schedule from 8:00 am until 12:00 midnight and will continue to provide a 24 hour dialysis on-call service for peritoneal and hemodialysis.
Abu Dhabi Blood Bank will open during the holy month from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and from 8:30 pm until 1:30 am, Saturday through Thursday. Blood supply to hospitals will continue to be offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"In honor of the Holy Month of Ramadan, SKMC will be reducing our clinic and administrative hours. However, our Emergency Department will remain open 24-hours/day, and we at SKMC remain fully committed to providing high quality services to the public through Ramadan and beyond." Dr Jeff Staples, CEO of SKMC commented.
Patients also have around-the-clock access to SKMC's Emergency Department, the major trauma center in Abu Dhabi, for life-threatening cases such as allergic reactions, broken bones, chest pain, difficulties in breathing, fever in young infants, head injuries, medication overdoses, motor vehicle trauma, poisoning, seizures, severe abdominal pain, serious burns, serious wounds, and vomiting and diarrhea in young children.
Patients can also visit during the holy month of Ramadan Al Khalidiyah Urgent Care Center and Al Ettihad Urgent Care Center for urgent cases that are not life-threatening and can usually be treated without visiting the Emergency Department. These conditions include disorders such as mild abdominal pain, back pain, coughs/colds/flu, earache/sore throat, eye problems, mild-moderate asthmatic episodes, minor lacerations, rashes, sprains, urinary symptoms, and vomiting and diarrhea in adults. AL Khalidiyah WAM/ES/AM