DUBAI, UAE, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (Moorfields) was the winner of the 'International Eye Clinic of the Year' award at the annual IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2016, held recently in Madrid, Spain. The awards attract entries from hospitals and clinics around the world. Moorfields won the international medical tourism award for its success in attracting international patients to Dubai.
Moorfields actively supports Dubai Healthcare City's programme to develop healthcare tourism, which focuses on a number of key clinical areas, including eye care. Since opening the hospital in Dubai in 2007, Moorfields has treated more than 100,000 patients from over 180 countries, many from the GCC and wider Middle East region in addition to the UAE, for some of the most complex eye conditions.
The International Eye Clinic of the Year award is presented to the eye clinic that demonstrates the greatest success in attracting and serving international patients (medical tourists) with evidence of the numbers and type of medical tourists/patients treated and country of origin, quality and range of services provided and patient satisfaction.
The awards were presented on 24th May at a high profile reception in Madrid, during the International Medical Travel Journal Medical Travel Summit, which brought together all the pre-eminent providers and experts in medical travel and medical tourism sectors.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai was also the winner of the 'International Patient Care Team of the Year' at the 10th World Healthcare Tourism Congress awards, 2015, held in Dubai.
Commenting on the latest award success, Maha Aboughali - Business Development and Marketing Director at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai - who accepted the award on behalf of the hospital, said: "The Moorfields team in Dubai was thrilled to win this prestigious international award at the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards for 2016. It is our latest international award success and a testament to the hard work we have put in since we opened the hospital in Dubai in 2007, which includes supporting Dubai's healthcare tourism objectives. We have treated more than 100,000 patients from over 180 countries, through our unique consultant-led service, and it is especially gratifying to have such positive feedback from patients who are treated away from the familiar comforts of home and family."
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is the first overseas branch of the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. The hospital provides the full spectrum of eye care related services from basic screening to complex eye surgeries, managed through a resident and visiting team of Consultant Ophthalmologists.
The hospital has replicated the excellent standards of its 'parent facility' in London, relating to clinical care, training, teaching, as well as research. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai meets these standards, while patient care revolves around exceeding patient expectations and providing a customised VIP service.
The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards are owned, organised and produced by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) publishing and editorial team, which provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector.
Chairman of the judging panel and Managing Editor of IMTJ Keith Pollard says the awards celebrate the best providers in the industry and aim to encourage others to strive to match them: "Medical travel is an exciting and growing global industry, with many providers delivering excellence in both medical care and customer service. The judges wanted to reward innovation and excellence, highlight best practice and celebrate those who are leading the way in the industry and delivering successful outcomes for patients. All our winners exemplify the way the medical tourism industry should be run - professional, offering exceptional patient care and providing the best possible medical outcomes."
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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.
The International Medical Travel Journal ( http://www.imtj.com) provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world - insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.
IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. Our aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.
The internationalisation of healthcare through health tourism is at the heart of IMTJ. Patients are becoming healthcare consumers and in many countries, patient choice is being extended to surgery and treatment provided by international hospitals and clinics. By sharing expertise, knowledge, and views about the health travel industry, IMTJ helps to ensure that patient expectations are met, and that the industry maintains a high reputation.
The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) is owned and managed by Intuition Communication, a specialist publisher of consumer and business-to-business information on private healthcare and medical travel. The company also operates a consumer facing portal for medical tourism - Treatment Abroad.
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