Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai’s blueprint for expansion

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai’s model of care provides an excellent example of international healthcare expansion in the Middle East.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the oldest, and one of the largest, centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. In 2007, more than 200 years after its foundation in 1804, Moorfields moved beyond the United Kingdom to open its first overseas branch.

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai opened in 2007 and the international operating model, developed over the last 10 years in the United Arab Emirates, incorporates teaching and research as well as consultant-led clinical care, and has proved to be very successful. The hospital has treated more than 150,000 patients from 180 countries and the model can provide a blueprint for other leading global healthcare institutions looking to expand internationally.

The hospitals success has led to the opening of Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with United Eastern Medical Services and Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital in Dubai, where Moorfields delivers the paediatric ophthalmology clinical services.

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai maintains close links with London, to ensure that patients receive the Moorfields standard of eye care and treatment. Moorfields Dubai has agreements with Dubai Police, Emirates Airlines, and other key governmental and corporate entities for eye care, and is actively pursuing the same types of agreements with similar entities in Abu Dhabi.