Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced a major new partnership with the Burjeel Hospital, a new 196-bed facility in Abu Dhabi, to provide comprehensive healthcare solutions, including the supply, installation, maintenance and upgrade of key medical equipment within the hospital.
The contract guarantees long-term value for the Burjeel Hospital by future-proofing the installed technology against predictable operational costs, thereby providing the hospital with an affordable and stable business proposition. This new agreement is a demonstration of Philips’ commitment to adapting its partnership models to address the clinical, operational and future technology needs of its customers.
To map out the hospital’s initial and future requirements and define the required set of deliverables, a 30-strong multidisciplinary team from Philips collaborated closely with the local healthcare provider during the early stages of the hospital’s planning and development.
“Philips’ commitment to developing a customized solution unique to our current and future technology needs was a key reason for partnering with them,” commented Dr Shamsheer, Managing Director of Burjeel Hospital. “For such a prestigious development within the Gulf States, it is very important that we work with a leading, internationally recognized health and well-being company that could not only provide the latest technology, but also the best long-term support. Developing this strategic partnership with Philips was an obvious choice for us.”
“As life expectancies rise and populations grow, the burden of chronic disease is stretching healthcare systems to breaking point,” said Philips Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten. “By working in close partnership with healthcare providers such as the Burjeel Hospital, we are able to provide long-term solutions that help to deliver an outstanding patient experience within a predictable budgetary framework.”
The extensive range of medical equipment that Philips has installed at the Burjeel Hospital includes MRI and CT scanners, digital mammography units, a fully-equipped hybrid catheterization lab, ultrasound machines and patient monitoring systems. In addition to using Philips scanners, the MRI and CT examination rooms feature Philips’ unique Ambient Experience solution, which uses lighting, architecture and interior design to create a hospital environment that helps to increase patient comfort and reduce patient anxiety.
With more than 100 years of experience in delivering healthcare solutions, Philips is leading the way in providing innovative, customized solutions for healthcare providers throughout the world. Other recent healthcare solution partnerships recently entered into by Philips include contracts in Ireland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan and India, ranging from six to fifteen years duration.