SLaM CASE STUDY
Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital
In 2018 Maudsley Health was awarded a three-year Quality Improvement contract by the Ministry of Health and Prevention to assist in the management of the newly built Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai. The core aim is realise the shared ambition to elevate the hospital into a clinical academic centre of excellence offering general and specialist mental health treatment to the UAE, GCC and wider world.
A highly-specialised team of 18 staff work alongside the Ministry employed management team to leverage the Maudsley’s expertise and introduce the best evidence-based care pathways and treatments for mental health.
The team have introduced Clinical Academic Group structures, with a focus on continuous quality improvement and education and training. A comprehensive research programme has also been established, overseen by the Maudsley’s Academic Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Maudsley Health helped Al Amal achieve Joint Commission International accreditation in its first year of operation.