VPS Healthcare eyes expansion and investments in education & research

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare

Abu Dhabi-based VPS Healthcare, a UAE healthcare group, is preparing to expand boldly into new global markets, introducing the same personalised care and expertise to patients that has elevated healthcare in the UAE, the company announced ahead of the World Government Summit that took place at Dubai Exhibition Centre at Dubai Expo between March 28-30.

What is the next phase for VPS Healthcare?

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare, said: “We are proud of our contributions to the healthcare industry in the UAE. With 15 brands, 24 speciality hospitals, capacity of over 2,700 beds and dedicated divisions on digital health, pharma and bioscience, VPS Healthcare has rapidly grown into an operator with global appeal.”

“The diversity and extent of the VPS Healthcare network is our greatest strength to date, and we are committed to bringing the same quality of care and service to patients in new markets as we seek to expand our global operational footprint to meet evolving needs.”

Dr. Shamsheer’s comments came ahead of the 8th edition of World Government Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai, where VPS Healthcare was the Healthcare Partner. The forum highlighted the tech advancements and medical research made by VPS Healthcare, which is transforming the UAE’s healthcare landscape, positioning the nation as a global leader in the field.

What does VPS Healthcare’s move into education mean?

VPS Healthcare is also expanding into education and research, in partnership with Cumming School of Medicine of the University of Calgary, Canada to offer a medical degree program in the UAE. The three-year MD program will be taught outside the US and Canada for the first time, covering digital health solutions, with guaranteed residencies across VPS hospitals.

Its flagship facility Burjeel Medical City is one of the largest tertiary-care hospitals located in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, and the only institution that offers broad oncology services, including diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and palliative care.

The multi-specialty tertiary care hospital and clinical research centre is the first and only European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)-accredited cancer centre in the UAE.