Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Vision, Mission & Values

 

Vision

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai aims to be the finest Eye Hospital in the Middle East by treating every patient with honesty, respect and according to their individual needs.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai also contributes to education and research programs to encourage and facilitate world-class teaching within the region.

Moorfields Mission

The Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has a mission to achieve the following:

  • Operate to the highest clinical standards, following the example of Moorfields Eye Hospital London, and to meet the expectations of all patients.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of ophthalmic services for patients, as a leading Eye Hospital in Dubai.
  • Develop world-class research, working in conjunction with local partners at Dubai Healthcare City and other Eye Centres in Dubai and the region, as well as with Moorfields Eye Hospital London.
  • Attract and retain highly qualified and experienced eye doctors in Dubai as well as other vital clinical and clerical staff. The Dubai Eye Hospital recognizes the values and contribution that each member of staff brings in order to help maintain our success as a leading eye specialist in Dubai.

Values

The Moorfields Hospital values are clear and apply to the team of Eye Specialists in Dubai and other support staff.

  • Professional. Whether a Clinician adhering to the high Moorfields standards, a Patient Management Officer interpreting for a patient during a consultation, or a member of the Finance team, we will always conduct ourselves professionally in our work.
  • Friendly. Every patient may feel a little vulnerable when they come to the hospital. Our aim is to help everyone feel comfortable, always with a smile, and support all our patients during their visit.
  • Helpful. No request or task is too small for us, when it comes to helping our patients. All our staff at the Eye Centre in Dubai are committed to providing our patients with any and every kind of assistance they may need.
  • Safe. Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do and we ensure this through a proactive approach. For example, if we see a potential safety hazard within the Hospital, we will deal with it directly, or immediately bring it to the attention of the Operations Manager, Senior Nurse or Health and Safety link nurses.
  • Calm. Patients should leave Moorfields feeling that they have been looked after by a very confident and professional team, working calmly every day to help patients feel relaxed and reassured.
  • Positive and flexible. The Moorfields Dubai team is committed to do whatever is required to provide a very high standards of patient care and customer service, and to improve any shortcoming we identify in a cooperative and non-critical manner.

رؤيتنا

يهدف مورفيلدز مستشفى التخصصي للعيون دبي ليكون مستشفى العيون الأبرز والأفضل في منطقة الشرق الأوسط عن طريق تقديم العلاج لجميع المرضى بفائق الشفافية والاحترام وبحسب الإحتياجات الخاصة بكل مريض.
كما يساهم مستشفى مورفيلدز دبي للعيون بالمساهمة في برامج البحث و التعليم بهدف توفير تعليم ذات مستوى عالمي في المنطقة.

مهمتنا

تتمثل مهمة مورفيلدز مستشفى التخصصي للعيون دبي بتحقيق الأهداف التالية:

  • إدارة المستشفى وفق أعلى المعايير الطبية والعلاجية، اتباعاً لمستشفى مورفيلدز لندن للعيون بهدف الإرتقاء إلى توقعات جميع المرضى.
  • تقديم مجموعة شاملة من خدمات طب العيون للمرضى باعتبارنا احد مستشفيات العيون الرائدة في دبي.
  • المساهمة في تطوير دراسات وأبحاث على مستوى عالمي بالتعاون مع شركاء محليين في مدينة دبي الطبية ومع مراكز طب العيون الأخرى في دبي وفي المنطقة ، إلى جانب التعاون مع مورفيلدز مستشفى التخصصي لندن للعيون.
  • استقطاب وتوظيف نخبة من أطباء العيون ذوي المؤهلات العالية والخبرة المتميزة في دبي، إضافة إلى جذب نخبة مؤهلة من موظفي الأقسام الطبية والإدارية الأخرى في المستشفى. ندرك في مورفيلدز مستشفى التخصصي للعيون دبي أهمية القيم والمساهمة التي يقدمها كل عضو من أعضاء فريق العمل ودورهم في استمرارية نجاحنا باعتبارنا باعتبارنا احد مستشفيات العيون الرائدة في دبي.

قيمنا

يقوم مورفيلدز مستشفى التخصصي على مجموعة من القيم الواضحة التي يتحلّى بها ويتبناها طاقم أخصائيي طب العيون في دبي وفريق خدمات الدعم.

  • المهنيّة. سواء أكان طبيباً معالجاً يلتزم بمعايير مورفيلدز الفائقة للرعاية الصحية، أو أحد مسؤولي إدارة شؤون المرضى الذي يتولى الترجمة لأحد المرضى أثناء استشارة طبية، أو أحد فريق المحاسبة و المالية– فإننا نحرص جميعاً على التصرف بمهنية فائقة.
  • البشاشة والترحيب. قد يشعر أي مريض بشيء من الضعف عند قدومهم إلى المستشفى. نحن نهدف إلى مساعدة مرضانا على الشعور بالراحة، نستقبلهم بابتسامة ونقدم الدعم لجميع مرضانا خلال زيارتهم المستشفى.
  • تقديم العون والمساعدة. نحن نقدم المساعدة لمرضانا مهما كان طلبهم بسيطاً. جميع أفراد طاقم العمل في مركز طب العيون بدبي ملتزمون ببذل جهدهم لتوفير أي نوع من العون والمساعدة قد يحتاجها المريض.
  • السلامة. نحن نضع سلامة مرضانا في مقدمة أولوياتنا في كل ما نقوم به، ونسعى للمبادرة مسبقاً لضمان تحقيقها. نحن نتعامل مع أية مخاطر محتملة بمجرد ملاحظتها، أو نقوم بإطلاع مدير العمليات أو كبير الممرضين أو مسؤولي الصحة والسلامة عليها.
  • الهدوء والثقة. نحن نسعى لأن يغادر المرضى المستشفى وهم مطمئنون إلى تلقيهم الرعاية الصحية الأفضل على يد فريق عمل يتمتع بالثقة ويتَّسم بالمهنيّة، لذا فإننا نحرص على بث أجواء الهدوء والسكينة لمساعدة المرضى على الشعور بالطمأنينة والاسترخاء.
  • الإيجابية والمرونة. يلتزم فريق عمل مورفيلدز دبي بالقيام بكل ما يلزم لتلبية معايير الرعاية الصحية وخدمة العملاء على أفضل وجه، وباتخاذ خطوات لتحسين الأداء في أي حالة تقصير نلاحظها بأسلوب بنّاء ومتعاون.

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Our 200 Years Heritage

At the beginning of the 19th century, ophthalmology was an unknown science. That all changed in the early 1800s as many soldiers returned from the Napoleonic wars suffering with trachoma. With the epidemic as an impetus, and coupled with the encouragement of the influential London surgeon Astley Cooper, John Cunningham Saunders founded the first hospital in the world devoted to the treatment of eye disease in October 1804.
The number of patients seeking treatment steadily increased, forcing a move to a larger site in 1822 and finally to Moorfields present main site on City Road, central London, in 1899. At this time, the first specialist departments were set up (x ray and ultra violet treatment rooms) and the hospital was still operating as a charity where each patient received an admission card that read: “This letter is granted to the applicant in being poor. Its acceptance therefore by anyone not really poor constitutes an abuse of charity.”
In 1935, after a public appeal for £120,000, the George V extension was opened. This provided a new outpatient department, a new ward and an orthoptic department. During the Second World War, the hospital opened its doors to general surgical cases and most of the ophthalmic patients were evacuated out of London. Moorfields received a direct hit from a “doodlebug” in 1944 and suffered serious damage. This was so extensive that the hospital was nearly pulled down and rebuilt on a green field location. However, the site was rebuilt and in 1946 the City Road Hospital amalgamated with the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, the Central Eye Hospital and took on the clinical facilities of the medical school for the University of London.
With the formation of the NHS in 1948, Moorfields lost its status as a voluntary hospital and in 1956 was officially named as “Moorfields Eye Hospital”. In 1950, the Sixteenth International Congress of Ophthalmology was held at Moorfields and for the first time ever TV cameras were installed in the theatres to demonstrate surgical techniques. Moorfields was redeveloped in the late 1980s allowing for the expansion into more specialist areas. The Trust responsible for Moorfields London now runs outreach community eye clinics at nine other sites where it provides a wide range of ophthalmic services.
Throughout its history Moorfields has been at the forefront of pioneering eye care and it remains one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, research and training in the world. More patients in the UK go to Moorfields than to any other eye hospital or clinic because of its world-famous reputation. This is based on the expertise of its clinical staff and the cutting-edge research taking place. In fact, over half the ophthalmologists practising in the UK, and many more overseas, have received specialist training at Moorfields.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai was established in 2006 to provide the same outstanding standard of care in the Middle East.

نهيان بن مبارك يفتتح “مركز مستشفى مورفيلدز للعيون”

– The centre brings over 200 years of British excellence in eye care to the UAE capital

– UK Minister of State for Health and British Ambassador to the UAE attend opening ceremony

Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre in Abu Dhabi was officially inaugurated by HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development. The occasion was celebrated by United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), a leading privately owned healthcare development and investment company in Abu Dhabi, and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world, with over 200 years of experience in ophthalmology, partners in this joint venture.

The opening ceremony was attended by UK Minister of State for Health, Alastair Burt, HMA British Ambassador to the UAE, Philip Parham and representatives of the Health Authority Abu Dhabi, joined by John Pelly, Chief Executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, Mariano Gonzalez, Managing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of UEMedical and Majd Abu Zant, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of UEMedical.

During his tour of the centre, HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, said: “We have opened today in Abu Dhabi Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre, one of the oldest Ophthalmology hospitals in the world, founded two hundred years ago in London. This hospital will add great value to the exceptional medical services in the United Arab Emirates, offering unmatchable ophthalmological medical services with innovative medical techniques. It will promote the country as a global commercial and tourism destination and demonstrate the confidence that international institutions have in investing in the UAE. We wish the centre success and applaud UEMedical for this fruitful cooperation between a UAE based company and one of the oldest and the best medical institutions in the world.” He added, “This cooperation between local and international organisations was made possible due to our wise leaders, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. These leaders have provided opportunities for world-class medical services to become available to both UAE nationals and residents of our beloved country.”

“Almost 300 million people around the world have some kind of visual impairment. Countries must promote eye health and raise awareness of the importance of prevention and control of so many ophthalmic disorders which, unfortunately, have significant human and socioeconomic consequences to society. I am happy to be here today and witness such an effort made by the UAE and the UK to do just that”, said Alastair Burt, UK Minister of State for Health.

Adding to the significance of the Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre in Abu Dhabi, the British Ambassador commented: “I know that Moorfields will live up to its name and long track record of ophthalmic excellence in London and Dubai, and will improve and strengthen the quality of eye care services in Abu Dhabi. I am truly honoured to see this happening through a partnership established between a local company, led by an inspirational Emirati, and one of London’s finest institutions – Moorfields”.

Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre Abu Dhabi, located in Marina Village, will offer the same comprehensive range of specialist ophthalmology services and surgical procedures available at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, the first overseas branch to open its doors back in 2007.

Over 7,000 individuals who previously had to commute to Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai for ophthalmic care will now be able to find surgical and non-surgical treatments for common and complex eye conditions in children and adults, including strabismus (squint), glaucoma, retina (medical and surgical), oculoplastic (including cosmetic surgery around the eye), corneal and refractive (vision corrective surgery), right here in the UAE capital, on a day care basis.

All consultations and treatments will be performed by highly experienced and qualified consultant ophthalmologists, many of whom trained and practiced at Moorfields in London. Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre will offer the most advanced equipment and technology for the diagnosis and treatment of the most complex eye conditions, enabling them to map, assess, manage progression and treat all eye disorders.

Moorfields Eye Hospitals in the UAE are currently the largest eye specialty hospitals in the country with a team of 15 consultant ophthalmologists, including six retinal consultant ophthalmologists focusing on medical retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common complications caused by diabetes. The services covered at the hospital are also supported by optometry and orthoptic assessments.

“It is an honour to partner with Moorfields Eye Hospital, a true centre of excellence in ophthalmology, to bring world-class eye care to the Abu Dhabi community. This is yet another important step UEMS takes in line with the UAE leaders’ vision to provide the people of the UAE with the best healthcare facilities, raising the bar of medical services in the country to international standards”, said Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, CEO and Managing Director of United Eastern Medical Services.

Commenting on the opening of the new centre, John Pelly, CEO of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, added: “We are very pleased to see that Moorfields now has a home in the UAE capital. One of our aims is to provide care where patients need it the most, and based on our eight years of experience in the UAE so far; we hope that this new centre will be more accessible to these patients, and that our world renowned expertise will allow us to make significant contribution to the local medical field, in treatment, education and research, working with local authorities, and further supporting the development of healthcare in the UAE, to help better serve the local population needs”.

About Moorfields:

Moorfields Eye Hospital, located at Abu Dhabi Marina Village, was established through a partnership between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and United Eastern Medical Services LLC (UEMedical), a leading privately-owned Healthcare Development & Investment Company in Abu Dhabi.

Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi provides a comprehensive range of specialist ophthalmic services, including surgical and non-surgical treatments for common and complex eye conditions in children and adults, including strabismus, glaucoma, retina (medical and surgical), oculoplastic (including cosmetic surgery around the eye), corneal and refractive (vision corrective surgery).

All treatments are carried out on a day case basis by a team of highly experienced and qualified consultant ophthalmologists, many of whom trained and practiced at Moorfields in London, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world, founded over 200 years ago.

The ophthalmologists, based permanently in the UAE, provide treatment and follow-up to patients, supported by medical staff and customer services team, with advanced equipment and technology for the diagnosis and treatment of the most complex eye conditions.

Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre is affiliated with most of the major health insurance providers.

For more information please visit www.moorfields.ae or www.uems.ae

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai supports World Sight Day 2015 theme of 'Eye Care for All' with a call for regular eye checks for the community

Eye hospital supports the international Vision 2020 campaign to eliminate avoidable blindness
7th October 2015 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): The facts are clear – every 5 seconds someone in the world goes blind, yet 80 per cent of blindness is avoidable (preventable or treatable). Around 285 million people are visually impaired, worldwide, and two thirds of blind people are women and girls. The world’s leading cause of blindness is cataract – it is also the leading cause of blindness in the UAE – which is curable by a routine, cost effective operation.
World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Eye Care for All’. World Sight Day 2015 falls on Thursday 8th October and Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (a branch of Moorfields London Eye Hospital) is marking the occasion by highlighting the importance of regular eye checks, for those who are especially vulnerable in the community – people with diabetes, older adults and younger children – in support of the Vision 2020 campaign which aims to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020.
People with diabetes face a range of health complications including potentially serious eye disease such as diabetic retinopathy, which are manageable with the right screening routine. Older adults also face vision related problems, from macular degeneration to cataracts. Many parents may be very health conscious but still neglect to have a regular eye test for their children. A regular, professional eye test can detect eye problems even before symptoms appear and can prevent conditions developing or becoming more serious. In school children, vision problems can manifest themselves as behavioural problems, resulting in children being labelled ‘slow learners’ or ‘troublesome’ and ‘disruptive’.
Dr Irfan Khan, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, says: “World Sight Day presents an opportunity for the medical community to raise awareness about the importance of protecting and improving the health of our eyes, which is an important part of our role in the UAE. Screening younger children (around the age of five) is especially important because around 1 in 8 school children have some form of vision problem, and many of these problems would previously have been undiagnosed.
Dr Paola Salvetti, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Medical Retina Specialist commented: “For people with diabetes, vision screening is an essential part of the management of the disease and we recommend an annual check up. The same applies to the over-40s, who will experience some natural change in vision but need to be alert to the possibility of serious problems, which may present with very subtle symptoms that are difficult to pick up until significant vision is lost, resulting in more uncertain recovery possibility. Vision screening is able to pick up many but not all, eye problems – it is not a substitute for a full eye examination. Where problems are found, we recommend a comprehensive examination in an eye centre.”

Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi Sign Agreement to Examine the Eyes of Premature Newborns

To avoid Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) development that could lead to blindness

Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, part of Moorfields Eye Hospital London and United Eastern Medical Services in Abu Dhabi, signed today an agreement that entails examining the eyes of all newborn premature babies who were born earlier than 31 weeks of gestation at Danat Al Emarat Hospital to avoid the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). ROP is a potentially blinding condition that affects premature babies and is one of the most common causes of visual loss in childhood.

Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, CEO of the United Eastern Medical Services in Abu Dhabi said, “As we see more premature babies at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, the need to implement such a program is high. The agreement will be fully implemented within the coming three months, and includes examining the eyes of all neonates at Danat Al Emarat Hospital’s Neonate Intensive Care Unit (NICU) following the latest international standards. Examinations will be carried on by Moorfields ophthalmologists in Abu Dhabi and also visiting consultants from Moorfields London, who will visit the hospital as part of the program.”

He also explained that advanced high-tech equipment will be purchased for the eyes examination and the timely diagnosis of ROP cases which is essential to identify an immediate treatment plan and to avoid the occurrence of any complications. He pointed out that ophthalmologists from Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi have actually started the first phase of the agreement, where initial basic screening is being done. Through this agreement, the aim is to improve neonates care, keep newborns safe and healthy by protecting them from various possible diseases through early diagnosis and the avoidance of complications.

Professor Robert Scott, Medical Director and Retinal Surgery and Vitreous Consultant in Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, seconded from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, stated, “as part of the first phase of the agreement, Moorfields ophthalmologists have already screened 15 newborn premature babies at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, and the results showed that all 15 babies were in good health and not suffering from any problems in their retina.”

He explained that during the 31st week of pregnancy, the retina is fully developed in the fetus inside the uterus. And in case the baby was born before the 31st week of pregnancy, or weighed less than 1500 gm after birth, his retina must be examined to ensure it is healthy. He pointed out that if a baby is born before the 31st week of gestation, he is more prone to developing ROP, which leads to complications like blindness if the treatment was delayed.

Prof. Scott said, “When the agreement is fully implemented in few months, all premature newborns born before the 31st week of pregnancy, will undergo this examination by ophthalmologists from Moorfields Eye Hospital in the Neonate Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Danat Al Emarat Hospital in Abu Dhabi, noting that in case a baby was diagnosed with ROP condition, the baby will be treated early at the hospital’s NICU or Operating Theatre using the latest technologies of laser therapy focusing on the complicated part of the newborn’s retina. The therapy session lasts for 45 minutes, and treatment may continue for several days.”

“Infants suffering from ROP are more prone to developing eye problems in the future, including myopia, glaucoma, strabismus, amblyopia and others. In case of early diagnosis of this condition, treatment should follow in a timely manner and thus complications are avoided,” Dr Scott added.

He said, “in case ROP was diagnosed late, the newborn might need complicated surgery. If the newborn was not diagnosed within the first 1-2 weeks after birth, 5% of the cases develop retinal detachment, which leads to blindness.” He stated that it is very important that the parent demands his/her newborn’s eyes to be examined before leaving the hospital in case of preterm birth, or in case the newborn weighed around 1500 gm or less, to avoid developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

According to international statistics, 15 million babies are born preterm every year, and this number is rising. Retinopathy of prematurity is usually more severe in very premature babies and if they are given too-high level of oxygen. If not recognized and treated, this can result in lifelong visual impairment or blindness.

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai offers free vision screening at the Ladies Day Out 2015

[:en]11 February 2015 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): A team from Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai will be providing free basic vision screening to visitors at the Ladies Day Out event at Emirates Golf Club, from February 13th to 15th. All screenings will be done on a first come first served basis and will be free of charge. The Moorfields team will conduct an eye test and an eye pressure test. All visitors to the Moorfields exhibition stand will receive a free gift – a stylish eye mask. The Moorfields stand will be positioned near the main entrance of the venue.
Ladies Day Out opening hours:
Friday 13 February, 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday 14 February, 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday 15 February, 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Maha Aboughali, Business Development and Marketing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, said: “Ladies Day Out is a great social occasion for women – and men – in the community and Moorfields is very pleased to support the event and to promote eye health awareness through our free eye tests on stand. Regular screening is the single most important factor in protecting the health of our eyes and the vision on which we all rely, for every member of the family. We believe Ladies Day Out will help us to deliver the message to the community in Dubai.”
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11 February 2015 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): A team from Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai will be providing free basic vision screening to visitors at the Ladies Day Out event at Emirates Golf Club, from February 13th to 15th. All screenings will be done on a first come first served basis and will be free of charge. The Moorfields team will conduct an eye test and an eye pressure test. All visitors to the Moorfields exhibition stand will receive a free gift – a stylish eye mask. The Moorfields stand will be positioned near the main entrance of the venue.
Ladies Day Out opening hours:
Friday 13 February, 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday 14 February, 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday 15 February, 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Maha Aboughali, Business Development and Marketing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, said: “Ladies Day Out is a great social occasion for women – and men – in the community and Moorfields is very pleased to support the event and to promote eye health awareness through our free eye tests on stand. Regular screening is the single most important factor in protecting the health of our eyes and the vision on which we all rely, for every member of the family. We believe Ladies Day Out will help us to deliver the message to the community in Dubai.”[:]

“مورفيلدز” و”الشرقية المتحدة للخدمات الطبية” يوقعان اتفاقية شراكة لتأسيس مركز مورفيلدز للعيون في أبوظبي

مورفيلدز والشرقية المتحدة للخدمات الطبية يوقعان اتفاقية شراكة لتأسيس مركز مورفيلدز للعيون في أبوظبي

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world and United Eastern Medical Services (UEMEDICAL), Abu Dhabi’s leading privately owned healthcare development and investment company, signed today a partnership agreement to establish Moorfields Eye Centre (MEC) in Abu Dhabi.

Moorfields Eye Centre will open in Abu Dhabi towards the end of 2014, and will offer the same comprehensive range of high quality clinical services and day case surgical procedures offered at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai. Services offered at the Moorfields Eye Centre in Abu Dhabi will include paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, glaucoma, retina – medical and surgical, oculoplastics (cosmetic surgery around the eye), corneal, and refractive (vision corrective surgery). Since October 2013, Ophthalmology Consultants from Moorfields have been providing outpatient services at UEMedical’s HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Moorfields opened its purpose-built hospital in Dubai in 2007 – the first overseas branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital in London – and which has since treated more than 31,000 patients, some of whom have come from Abu Dhabi. The hospital has a permanent team of 10 specialist consultants and has confirmed its status as a centre of excellence in treatment, training and research.

UEMedical owns and operates a network of specialty centres and family clinics across Abu Dhabi under its ‘HealthPlus’ brand, and will soon open the first specialized Women and Children’s Hospital, Danat Al Emarat, in Abu Dhabi.

Mr. Mohamad Ali Al Shorfa Al Hammadi, CEO & Managing Director of United Eastern Medical Services commented – “Such an agreement with world renowned Ophthalmic Center of Excellence, Moorfields Eye Hospital, represents another step for UEMedical in the realization of the UAE Leaders vision to provide the people of the UAE with the best healthcare facilities comparable to international standards. It also comes in line with the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi strategic priorities to improve clinical outcomes through partnering with world renowned partners. The new Moorfields Eye Centre in Abu Dhabi will complement our other outpatient centers. We develop integrated healthcare systems that raise the bar for medical excellence. The New Moorfields Eye Centre in Abu Dhabi will be one of very few facilities in the emirate that are fully specialized in eye care services. Through partnering with Moorfields we plan on bridging the gap in the current eye care services available in the Emirate”

Commenting on the new agreement and centre, Mr. John Pelly, CEO of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are very pleased to sign this partnership agreement with UEMedical and to bring Moorfields’ world class eye care services to the community of Abu Dhabi. Our mission always remains constant, which is to focus on treating patients, teaching and research and this new centre will aim to make a significant contribution in all three areas, in Abu Dhabi. The new centre is an important part of our expansion strategy for the UAE and will complement Moorfields’ mission in Dubai and hopefully replicate the hospital’s outstanding success in serving the community and supporting the development of healthcare in the UAE.”

About Moorfields Eye Centre

Moorfields Eye Centre (MEC) in Abu Dhabi is a joint centre partnership created by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UEMedical in Abu Dhabi. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. Located in Abu Dhabi, MEC will provide day case surgery and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, for a variety of surgical and non-surgical eye conditions.

About UEMedical 

United Eastern Medical Services (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. UEMedical 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. UEMedical 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 hospital, 6 specialty centers and 14 family clinics to create an integrated healthcare delivery system across Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Along with its well-established network of outpatient specialty and family health canter branded as HealthPlus, UEMedical will see the opening of the 250-bed Danat Al Emarat Women & Children’s Hospital in Abu Dhabi City (2014). By partnering with a number of internationally renowned healthcare providers, UEMedical also ensures that international standards in patient care delivery and best practices are put in place. For more information, please visit www.uems.ae

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Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and United Eastern Medical Services sign Cooperation Agreement

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and United Eastern Medical Services sign Cooperation Agreement to explore opportunities to deliver ophthalmology services in Abu Dhabi

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (Moorfields), the first overseas branch of the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital London, and United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), Abu Dhabi’s leading privately owned healthcare development and investment company, have signed today a Cooperation Agreement through which the two organisations will jointly explore the potential opportunities to develop ophthalmological clinical services in Abu Dhabi.

Moorfields already has a successful, purpose-built hospital in Dubai, which has been operating for six years and treated more than 27,000 patients. UEMedical owns and operates a network of specialty centers and family clinics across Abu Dhabi under its ‘HealthPlus’ brand, and is soon to open the first specialized Women and Children’s Hospital (Danat Al Emarat) in Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the Agreement, Mariano Gonzalez, Managing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, stated that the Board of Directors of Moorfields in the UK is keen to explore the Abu Dhabi market, “Abu Dhabi is an important part of our expansion strategy for the UAE. Moorfields Dubai will remain our lead centre of excellence in the UAE and we recently announced an MOU with Dubai Healthcare City to expand our research and teaching activities there, which are important elements of our overall mission. The last six years in Dubai have proven to be very successful and we aim to build on this firm foundation and replicate the success in Abu Dhabi for the benefit of the community there. We have been treating patients in Abu Dhabi and believe we can provide a new option to provide the complete range of clinical services delivered locally, to the global standards set by Moorfields. We would hope to begin operations in Abu Dhabi in some form, during 2014.”

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Mr. Mohamad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, CEO & Managing Director of UEMedical and Chairman of HealthPlus, said, “We are excited to be collaborating with one of the world’s leading institutes – Moorfields Eye Hospital London, and to explore the opportunity of establishing and operating an Eye Hospital under the Moorfields brand in the Capital of the UAE.” Mr. Al Shorafa added, “We will examine the clinical services best suited for our market that would be consistent with the high standards, procedures and outstanding clinical outcomes for which Moorfields is known worldwide. Such an agreement represents another step for UEMedical in the realization of the UAE leaders’ vision to provide the people of the UAE with the best healthcare facilities comparable to international standards.”

Mr. Majd Abu Zant, CEO of HealthPlus also stated, “We are pleased to announce that a team of Consultants from Moorfields Eye Hospital are now leading the Ophthalmology Department in our recently inaugurated HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center in Abu Dhabi. Through this partnership, Moorfields doctors will work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive care for adults and children with diabetes.” Mr Abu Zant further commented, “In addition to treating patients with diabetes, Moorfields doctors will also provide much needed Glaucoma, Pediatric and Aviation Ophthalmology services at the HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center in Abu Dhabi.”

About Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) is the first overseas branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. Located at the Al Razi Medical Complex in Dubai Health Care City, the facility provides day case surgery and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, for a variety of surgical and non-surgical eye conditions. MEHD will also raise standards for research and teaching in the region. MEHD is owned and managed by the NHS Foundation Trust, and maintains close links with London, to ensure that patients in the GCC receive the best eye care treatment in the world.

About UEMedical 

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. UEMedical 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. UEMedical 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 hospital, 6 specialty centers and 14 family clinics to create an integrated healthcare delivery system across Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Along with its well-established network of outpatient specialty and family health canter branded as HealthPlus, UEMedical will see the opening of the 250-bed Danat Al Emarat Women & Children’s Hospital in Abu Dhabi City (2014). By partnering with a number of internationally renowned healthcare providers, UEMedical also ensures that international standards in patient care delivery and best practices are put in place. For more information, please visit www.uems.ae

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Rania Akkela
Marketing & Communications Manager, UEMedical
M: 00971 56 6780665
T: 00971 2 6266805
F: 00971 2 6266897
E: [email protected]