Abu Dhabi health services company SEHA has announced plans to replace the Al Mafraq and Al Ain government hospitals with state-of-the-art healthcare facilities by 2013.

The new facilities will be designed using environmentally friendly and energy-efficient designs, focusing on recycling of waste water, and use of low-voltage LED-based lighting systems and solar panels, according to a report on Gulf News.

The new hospitals will have almost 1,400 beds between them. Facilities will include the first dedicated stroke unit in the country, along with a centre of excellence in trauma, orthopaedics and sports medicine.

By staff writer.