Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: July 8, 2015: Abu Dhabi’s first private hospital dedicated to women has opened its doors, bridging an acute gap in healthcare services for women and ‘mother and child’ care.
Its launch will be welcome news for women living in the capital, where a growing population is putting increased pressure on existing maternity facilities.
Now, women can choose the state-of-the-art Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital, a deluxe 100-bed facility which offers women an exclusive sanctuary where they can receive first-class care in a technologically advanced and emotionally supportive environment.
“The exceptional services on offer at Brightpoint focus not only on producing healthy mothers and babies, but healthier generations of women and a healthier community as a whole,” said Dr. Chandrakumari Raghuram Shetty, Group Medical Director of NMC Healthcare, the firm which owns and operates Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital.
“We are very happy to be easing the strain on women’s health services in Abu Dhabi with a holistic approach, ensuring women feel cared for as individuals, that their time is valued and their wishes for both them and their family members are listened to,” said Dr. Shetty.
“At Brightpoint they will be supported by the very best medical practitioners and equipment available on the market today.”
Brightpoint brings women a first-of-its-kind facility, which will also focus on providing the finest labour, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) care.
The result of in-depth research carried out by the hospital into what would improve women’s labour experiences in the UAE, the unique LDRP programme, which is soon to be introduced at Brightpoint, ensures mothers remain in their rooms throughout the whole birthing process. This guarantees they are not disturbed by being transported to different areas within the hospital, making the entire delivery process as private, enjoyable and calm as possible.
“Brightpoint prides itself on pre-empting its patients’ every need – from regular maternity check-ups, nutritional counselling with dieticians and exercise sessions with physiotherapists, to a personalised meal plan created by our in-house chef. We have conducted extensive research into what women expect from a hospital, and have crafted a facility and service whose quality and care is second to none,” Dr. Shetty explained.
Amongst the impressive facilities at Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital is the Foetal Medicine Centre, where the latest 4D ultrasound equipment allows extensive and ongoing assessment and evaluation of a baby’s development. In addition, the hospital will soon be providing a whole spectrum of world-leading fertility treatment options to couples hoping to conceive.
During pregnancy, women can benefit from Brightpoint’s ‘Halababy’ maternal educational program which involves coaching and training to enable a beautiful pregnancy journey. It includes one-to-one classes, a tour of Brightpoint’s labour suites, group education and interaction with other families, and nutritional advice.
“It is a privilege for us to take care of women and listen to their wishes,” said Dr. Anselma Ferao, Medical Director, Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital. “We value women’s time and care about them as individuals, putting their comfort and peace-of-mind at the forefront of everything we do.”
Postpartum facilities include an advanced Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), with sophisticated technology and equipment to help treat pre-term babies and nurture them to health.
The NICU is equipped to care of infants of all gestational ages and weights, provide mechanical ventilation support, high-frequency ventilation or inhaled nitric oxide for as long as required, and is staffed by the full range of subspecialty consultants who can perform advanced imaging, with interpretation on an urgent basis.
In addition, a Specialized Care Baby Unit (SCBU) cares for new-borns in need of postpartum medical support and observation.
Advanced gynecology surgeries are also offered by the hospital, whose all-female team of OB/GYNs are trained to the highest standards. Specialists at the hospital can also perform the most advanced laparoscopic surgeries (Level 3), and can treat pelvic floor disorders, amongst others.
Other facilities available include wellbeing packages for women over 40-years-old comprising bone density tests and mammograms, as well as fitness, nutrition and psychological support for females in their teens, and above.
The five-star services at Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital can be enjoyed in a superb choice of superior rooms, including a lavish Royal Suite, which includes additional bedrooms ensuring patients’ loved ones are always close-by and comfortable.
Combined, the exceptional offerings create an optimal healing environment, where women will be cared for with all-inclusive treatment plans which focus not only on their medical needs, but their all-round wellbeing.
Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital, which is owned and operated by NMC Healthcare, the UAE’s largest private healthcare company, originally opened in July 2014 as an outpatient facility and now offers a full suite of care options.
Other services on offer at the hospital include teenage nutrition and exercise plans, complimentary yoga classes, a full range of treatments at the on-site Zari spa, a florist, valet parking, high-speed internet and as well as a popular café.
Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital is located on Muroor Road in Abu Dhabi, near Al Jazira Football Club opposite The Dusit Thani Hotel.