In line with its commitment to improve patient access and provide personalized care, HealthPlus announced plans to expand the existing services of its Fertility Center located on Abu Dhabi Island. The construction works have started to double the capacity from 500 square meters to over 1000 square meters, with an additional state-of-the-art Operating Theatre and six additional preparation and recovery rooms. Not only will HealthPlus expand its facility and cadre in Abu Dhabi Island, but will also open a clinic for IVF treatment in Al-Ain. The new Center in Al Ain will be a welcomed addition to HealthPlus network of specialty centers. HealthPlus is a network of premium outpatient centers owned and managed by United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical).
The 8.5-million dirhams investment in IVF services comes also in response to the growing demand on fertility diagnosis and treatments in general, and the increase in number of patients coming purposely to visit the well-known HealthPlus Fertility Center. Moreover, a recent study in Abu Dhabi that was published in the local press has also revealed that there was a shortfall of over 3800 treatment cycles in Abu Dhabi that are required to help married couples conceive and in the next five to ten years this shortfall will increase to up to 4500 cycles. At the same time, HealthPlus statistics revealed that 30% percent of the patients at the HealthPlus Fertility Center travel from Al Ain for treatment, therefore, leadership of UEMedical and HealthPlus saw that the establishment of a satellite facility in Al Ain is needed and will decrease the couples’ needs to travel long distances and will reduce the cost burden on them.
Appraising the role of the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi in supporting the private health sector to improve their medical services and specialties, Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Managing Director & CEO of United Eastern Medical Services and Chairman of HealthPlus Medical Services stated, “Our expansion plan comes in line with the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi strategic priorities to improve health care services in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi following Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.”
Mr. Al Shorafa Al Hammadi further added, “HealthPlus Fertility Center is UEMedical’s latest testament to its commitment to being a world class healthcare provider in the UAE. We are thrilled to have struck the right balance between a highly accessible caring environment, personal attention and emotional support accompanied by medical excellence and technological excellence. With that and based on our findings, the decision to expand the facility and open in Al Ain was derived. This is a tribute to the continuous dedication of our entire medical team whose skill proved invaluable in attaining patients’ loyalty and achieving high pregnancy success rates consistently placing us amongst the very best in the country.”
“In the last year of operations, we have witnessed phenomenal growth in the number of couples seeking fertility treatments at our center. This can be attributed to a number of factors of which the most significant is our exceptionally high success rate. In order to cope with the increasing demand for our services and to help reduce patient waiting time, we have taken the decision to more than double our current capacity. This will allow us to perform up to 800 IVF treatments each year. The completion date of the constructions is expected to be by October 2012. By then, two more internationally renowned IVF Consultants will join our existing team to complement our successful pathway and continue improving our success rates that are comparable to international standards,” said Mr. Majd Abu Zant, CEO of HealthPlus.
From his side, Dr. Walid Sayed Consultant IVF and Medical Director of HealthPlus Fertility Center commented on this exciting expansion, “Opening in Al-Ain will entitle us to provide accessible fertility care for our current and prospective patients throughout the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The new facility will allow us to become an integral part of the Al Ain community. Improved access to our services will make it easier for patients to receive treatment and the needed follow ups. Allied with patient privacy, the expansion of our medical team and the expansion of our overall capacity will also help us see more couples and reduce waiting times in a soothing ambience and comfortable atmosphere. This will positively help reduce the shortfall in treatment cycles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”
Operational since March 2011, the HealthPlus Fertility Center located in Abu Dhabi City provides a full range of state-of-the-art services for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, which includes Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), reproductive surgery as well as several exciting treatments for male fertility. Most surgical treatments for infertility are performed on-site on an outpatient basis with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. After the expansion, the Fertility Center will encompass two Operational Theatres and 10 patients’ recovery rooms in addition to many other treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art IVF Lab.
United Eastern Medical (UEMedical) was formed in 2005 with the aim of raising the standard of healthcare service delivery and has since become Abu Dhabi’s leading privately owned Healthcare Development and Investment Company. UEM possesses the breadth of experience, the network of expertise and the financial backing to assume a prominent role in a complex and challenging healthcare environment, aiming to differentiate themselves on the basis of medical excellence, innovation and an unparalleled level of customer service. UEM will develop and manage an integrated healthcare delivery system that comprises world-class specialty hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout the UAE. Its portfolio of projects is coming together to leverage the combined talent and resources of a world class hospitals, 6 specialty centers and 14 family clinics to create an integrated healthcare delivery system across Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Among its main projects for the coming years, UEM will see the opening of the 250-bed Danat Al Emarat Women & Children’s hospital in Abu Dhabi City (2012). By partnering with a number of internationally renowned healthcare providers, UEM also ensures that international standards in patient care delivery and best practices are put in place. For more information, please visit www.uems.ae
‘HealthPlus’, Abu Dhabi’s growing network of premium outpatient centers, was established by UEMedical, the Abu Dhabi based healthcare investors and developers. The healthcare network will provide state-of-the-art outpatient medical services and support the multiple missions of UEMedical, including outstanding patient care and extensive community outreach. Over 20 facilities, adopting international standards and best practices, will open over the coming years and form part of an integrated healthcare delivery system including UEMedical’s flagship project, Danat Al Emarat Women and Children’s Hospital.
The network will comprise of Centers of Excellence in a variety of specialties including Women’s Health, Fertility & Genetics, Day Surgery, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, and Dental Health, in addition to a number of Family Clinics. The centers will be heavily involved in promoting community health awareness and education, and in supporting national programs in line with the initiatives of the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi of improving public health. HealthPlus will fill the apparent gaps in the healthcare sector, and focus will continually be placed on medical excellence, patient-centeredness and unparalleled levels of customer service. For more information, please visit www.hplus.ae
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