Transguard’s healthy workforce programme given boost by AED2.07 million investment in second employee medical clinic in Jebel Ali
Leading UAE-based business support services company, Transguard Group in partnership with UAE healthcare provider Al Tadawi Medical Centre have jointly opened their second fully equipped medical facility in Transguard’s employee accommodation facility in Jebel Ali.
The partnership has cost the companies a combined AED2.07 million for the construction, fit out and equipping the healthcare facility. Al Tadawi will staff and operate the centre with two doctors (in two shifts), three nurses, and support staff - receptionist, supervisor and cleaning. The centre will be open Saturday to Thursday each week from 8:00am to 10:00pm for the 9,000 plus employees on the Jebel Ali site.
“Our first partnership with Al Tadawi in the Muhaisna area of Dubai was a resounding success – during the first 10 months of operation almost 16,000 employees were welcomed to the centre. Our people are our most important asset and their overall wellbeing is our number one priority,” said Greg Ward, Managing Director, Transguard Group.
“With initiatives, such as these, every member of our team has the opportunity to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and it also underscores our commitment to wellness and wellbeing for all our staff,” added Ward.
The new administrative process allows existing Transguard employees to use their current medical insurance and any mandatory costs not covered by the company’s corporate insurance, can be billed direct to Transguard, streamlining the administrative process.
“The ease of access provided by the Al Tadawi medical centre will give our staff confidence that their welfare is front of mind for the business which in turn is having a positive impact on team moral,” said Ward.
In addition to medical consultations the centre will have a fully equipped pharmacy and offer same day appointments. The clinic will also have an integrated information system minimising lengthy referral processes.
“There is no greater feeling in business than building something that impacts people's lives. Transguard has invested in a Corporate Social Responsibility programme that places their own employees at its core. We are proud to be partners with an organisation like Transguard who shares our values that a healthy workforce leads to a healthy society. We hope to be partnering with many more organisations that have similar CSR programmes in the future." Dr. Abdulqader Al Khayat CEO Al Tadawi Medical Centre
"Transguard was one of the first organisations that took the initiative to provide every member of their staff access to quality healthcare. The opening of the Jebel Ali clinic is our second of many clinics that will be providing a wide-range of healthcare services to over 50,000 employees. We look forward to being Transguard's healthcare partners as they continue to grow." Mr. Salim AlMaamary COO Al Tadawi Medical Centre.
Transguard is already considering new opportunities for further additions to the successful partnership with Al Tadawi. Al Quoz has been earmarked as the third opening after the successful roll out in Muhaisna and Jebel Ali.
Transguard Group was established in 2001 and has diversified significantly, now leading in the fields of Cash Services, Security Services, Manpower Services and Integrated Facility Services. Transguard is the UAE’s most trusted business support and outsourcing provider and has a large, dynamic and culturally diverse workforce numbering in excess of 65,000 people.