DUBAI, UAE, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, who is currently on a trade mission to the U.A.E, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, today announced that Mater Private Healthcare Group has secured an agreement with the Dubai Police Force to provide an integrated healthcare solution for its employees, their family members and retired officers.
As part of the agreement, which is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland, over 100,000 Dubai residents will be afforded access to high-tech health care and world-renowned specialists at Mater Private Healthcare Group.
Announcing the agreement, Minister Richard Bruton TD, said:
"This announcement by the Mater Private Healthcare Group, that it has secured an agreement with the Dubai Police Force, is a big win for the company and a great example of what is possible for Irish companies in this region. I am delighted to congratulate the team on its achievements."
Fergus Clancy, CEO, Mater Private Healthcare Group, commented:
"Mater Private Healthcare Group is delighted to work with Dubai Police Force to offer world-leading medical treatment at our state-of-the art facilities to members of the force, their families and retired members of the force. The Mater Private has a long history in the provision of healthcare, and is committed to improving our patients' experiences and outcomes. We welcome the opportunity to protect and care for those that have been protecting and caring for the people of Dubai, and would like to thank Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland for their support in securing this opportunity, and in particular Eamon Sikafi."
Eamon Sikafi, Market Advisor - Gulf States, Enterprise Ireland, said:
"The Dubai Police Force and their families travel abroad each year for medical treatment, and this is replicated across the Gulf region. As we see increased air routes into Ireland from the Middle East this represents a huge opportunity for Ireland to become a leading provider of world-class medical treatment for the region."
Mater Private Healthcare's flagship hospital, the Mater Private Dublin, is one of Europe's premier private hospitals and performs a greater number of complex procedures than any other centre in the Ireland, consistently achieving outcomes that are significantly above international standards. The Mater Private Healthcare Group offers a wealth of medical expertise and has pioneered many major developments in the delivery of healthcare. With some of the world's leading health professionals, it has been providing world-class care to patients for over 25 years at five locations in Ireland and one in the UK. The Mater Private Heart & Vascular Centre is the leading private cardiovascular facility in Ireland with the largest group of Consultant specialist and subspecialists including 22 cardiologists, 7 cardio-thoracic surgeons and over 150 nurses.
Brendan Flood, International Sales & Partnering Manager, Enterprise Ireland who is accompanying Minister Bruton on the trade mission, commented: "Enterprise Ireland is committed to growing Irish exports to the Gulf Region to €6BN by 2020. It is through deals such as this one between the Mater Private Hospital and the Dubai Police Force that this target will be achieved."
The trade mission to the U.A.E, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has 63 Irish companies participating, continues until Friday 24th April 2015.
For more information visit http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/trademission
SOURCE Mater Private