The clinic features the region’s only “clean room” laboratory, ensuring patients’ embryos are cared for in the optimum environment.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bourn Hall International, Dr. Mike Macnamee, said, “Bourn Hall Clinic is a pioneer in the global healthcare arena. We intend to maintain this position, hence the first advanced controlled-access ‘clean room’ laboratory presence in the 22,000sq ft clinic.”
Macnamee said, “The laboratory, constructed in accordance with the highest international standards, provides safe and supportive storage and development of embryos, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome. We pride ourselves on the level of transparency when we communicate with our patients and the facility reflects that, with the viewing area offering couples the chance to watch our scientific team at work.”
Among the speakers present at the inauguration was Dr. Peter Brinsden the Group Medical Director of Bourn Hall Clinic International, Former President of the British Fertility Society (elected in 2009) and author of multiple publications on Fertility and IVF.
“Bourn Hall UK has created most of the standard treatment protocol procedures adopted worldwide. We have implemented the same competitive international standards in all our clinics ranging from our expert team, protocols, and procedures to advanced equipment,” said Dr. Brinsden.
The UK-based Bourn Hall Clinic is the world’s original IVF clinic co-founded in 1980 by Prof. Robert Edwards and Mr Patrick Steptoe, after pioneering the first birth of a child conceived using IVF in 1978. Prof. Edwards received the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his achievements in December 2010, and a Knighthood in 2011.
Mr. Adil Alzarooni, CEO at Alzarooni Emirates Investments and a local partner of Bourn Hall Clinic, added, “Our organization is committed to further the development of the Healthcare sector in Dubai by joining efforts with the global leaders in their field. The clinic has raised the bar on UAE’s abilities and offerings in assisted conception locally and regionally, presenting married couples more options with higher success rates.”
On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony the clinic also announced the launch of their new live webinar series. The series will be hosted by professionals discussing popular topics related to fertility and assisted conception. The Webinar series will be aired live enabling participants to ask questions which can be answered in real time.
Expert speakers will include the clinic’s Medical Director, Dr David Robertson, and Dr Diana Kayal. They will cover topics pertaining to health and infertility, in-vitro fertilization, Intrauterine Insemination, and other questions commonly asked by patients.
The webinars will be accessible from Bourn Hall Clinic’s webpage, which is currently available in English; however, the website will convert to a bilingual version this month. The webinars will be conducted in both English and Arabic.
Dr. David Robertson explained, “In this digital age, many people turn to the internet for information, but it can be difficult to determine what is reliable and what is not. Bourn Hall is universally recognized as a leader in the field of fertility treatment and we feel that we can act as a trusted source of information, given our long experience and heritage. The webinar allows patients to ask questions pertinent to their own situation and get personalized information, but in an anonymous setting. This will allow them to make more informed choices with regard to treatment.”
The Introduction reflects the clinic site and is hosted by Dr Robertson where he gives a brief description of how the future webinars will work.
The series will offer an anonymous channel to ask personal questions that often cause anxiety or are considered embarrassing. Dr Robertson is a reliable source with many years of specialized experience within the field of assisted reproductive treatments both locally and internationally. All other speakers will have a similar backgrounds and credentials to offer reliable and educational information to the public.
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