DoH develops Certificate of Need tool to identify investment opportunities in the healthcare sector
22 Oct, 2020: The Department of Health—Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has developed Certificate of Need (CoN), a planning tool that is set to help map out investment opportunities in the healthcare sector, promote need-based requirement per specialties and precinct and provide patients with access to a wide range of medical specialties.
His Excellency Dr. Jamal Mohamed Alkaabi, Acting Undersecretary of DoH, said: “CoN is one of the most sophisticated, up-to-date healthcare planning tools in the world, that will help guide local and foreign investors towards making informed investment choices. By identifying the requirements for healthcare services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to investors and providers, access to the right healthcare services at the right time will be enabled.”
“DoH continues to spur unique investment opportunities for the ongoing development and expansion of the healthcare capacity and services provision and build capacity to fulfill the rising healthcare demands. The emirate has a modern and rapidly-growing healthcare landscape and infrastructure, and as it continues its impressive growth over the comping decades, we are confident that with the support of our investors, we will set the stage for a robust and sustainable healthcare system.” Alkaabi added.
The CoN was developed by DoH’s Healthcare Planning Sector, to support the Healthcare Capacity Master Plan. This was put in place to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current and projected healthcare capacity requirements for the next 25 years to address the increasing demand in Abu Dhabi’s healthcare system. The plan also offers solutions and implementation strategies that address capacity issues for a range of healthcare services.
Investors can find the Healthcare Capacity Master Plan and supporting planning tools on the Investor Page of the DoH website, and can learn more about the Certificate of Need application process by visiting the website: https://stem.haad.ae/LicenceApproval/CertificateOfNeedApplication.