Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: NMC Health plc (LSE:NMC) (‘NMC’ or the ‘Company’), the leading integrated private healthcare provider operating across the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’) and one of the top global providers of fertility treatments through its Spanish subsidiary Clinica Eugin, is pleased to announce the official opening of NMC Royal, its newest super speciality hospital, located in the Khalifa area of Abu Dhabi City.

The hospital is now providing inpatient services in addition to outpatient services begun in September 2015.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak al Nahayan, the Honourable Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development inaugurated the official opening ceremony, which was attended by over 800 dignitaries, medical professionals and media. The delegates were given a tour of the 75,000 square-metre hospital, which has a licensed capacity of 250 beds with the potential to expand to 500 beds within the same premises.

Quartenery care multi specialty hospital

In addition to emergency care and critical care, NMC Royal’s comprehensive specialties include neurosciences, cardiac sciences, gastroenterology, hepatology, urology, oncology as well as maternal & child health. A new nephrology unit, in addition to providing dialysis services, will also pioneer the private sector’s kidney transplant programs.

NMC Royal’s cutting edge technology includes a fully automated laboratory track system that can process up to 25,000 samples a day and over 200 different tests can be done in a single workflow. This computerized robotic system with minimal or no human intervention, significantly reduces turnaround times for doctors and patients and more importantly reduces error rates and risks of cross contamination. NMC Royal Hospital’s radiology unit houses a 3 Tesla MRI Unit, whose magnetic field is twice the strength of many standard MRI units, making way for improved imaging and swifter diagnoses – a definitive benefit to neurosurgeons.

NMC’s recent acquisition of Europe’s leading fertility services provider Eugin and a majority stake in the GCC reproductive services leader Fakih IVF will also provide the latest technological expertise enabling the NMC Royal to set up a full-fledged In Vitro Fertilisation clinic and advanced capabilities for genetic disorders screening.

This capability will also be supported by the integration of wider clinical experience from recent acquisitions such as ProVita’s long term acute care and Americare homecare expertise.

NMC Royal services the residents of Khalifa City, Al Raha, Mohammed bin Zayed City, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Shahama and Yas Island suburbs, which according to the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, are expected to house around one-fifth of the emirate’s total population by 2030.

Dr. B.R. Shetty, Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NMC Health, commented:

“The opening of our new super speciality hospital, NMC Royal, not only brings long-awaited state-of-the-art medical services, healthcare facilities and emergency care to the residents of Abu Dhabi and the UAE at large, but its medical staff are trained in best global healthcare practices delivering quality healthcare. Central to our hub-and-spoke healthcare platform, NMC Royal will be a regional referral point for best-in-class medical treatment to the growing population of the UAE and NMC’s rapidly growing patient population.

“NMC Royal signifies an important step in our strategy. As the largest private healthcare provider in the country with a combined licensed capacity of 885 beds across our integrated healthcare network, we remain uniquely well positioned to leverage our significant clinical expertise, enhanced by recent acquisitions, to deliver sustainable long-term growth and ultimately, shareholder returns.”