Welcare Hospital Appoints New Hospital Manager

Published June 14th, 2006 - 11:53 GMT

Welcare Hospital, the hospital arm of Welcare World Health Systems, has appointed Sakkie Van der Vyver as its Hospital Manager.  Mr. Van der Vyver, has been brought in to supervise management activities at Welcare Hospital and help it to maintain its status as one of the leading medical facilities in the region.

The hospital, known for its stringent practice protocols, will now benefit from Mr. Van der Vyver’s experience in the healthcare arena and will help elevate it to the highest international standards in the industry.   Mr. Van der Vyver’s capabilities will also ensure that the hospital continues to deliver premium value addition to the hospital’s extensive service portfolio.

“Welcare is pleased to welcome Sakkie to our highly respected and well-recognised team,” said Vidur Kaushik, CEO Welcare World Health Systems.  “Welcare Hospital’s objective is to manage and deliver top quality holistic healthcare systems in the UAE and around the world, and Mr. Van der Vyver will help us achieve that objective by reinforcing our role as one of the leading medical providers in the region.”

Commenting on his appointment Mr. Van der Vyver said, “Joining Welcare is a great honour, as I will be working with a hospital that practices the highest values and adheres to international best practices for its patients and is committed to improving the lives of the community around it. The state of the art facilities of Welcare Hospital and the high quality of medical treatment that is practised here leave no doubt in my mind that this hospital will remain one of the regional leaders in the practice of medicine.”

A 13 year veteran of the healthcare industry, Sakkie Van der Vyver worked most recently as Hospital Manager of Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic, part of Medi-Clinic Corporation, and a major health care facility in South Africa.  Mr. Van der Vyver will bring the expertise he attained at that position to help Welcare Hospital continue to recruit highly qualified and experienced doctors and nurses from the region and around the world.


About Welcare Hospital

Welcare Hospital, a part of Welcare World Health Systems, is one of the UAE’s leading private hospitals, offering international caliber, multi-specialty healthcare in a caring and friendly environment. The 120-bed facility in Dubai offers more than 14 specialized departments, including Cardiology, Oncology, Maternity, Urology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and Pulmonology.

Combining Eastern hospitality with Western expertise, Welcare is committed to holistic patient care that ensures a concerned and caring bedside manner from all who interact with the patient and evidence-based medicine that means diagnosis and treatment is focused on each patient’s individual symptoms, responses and needs.

Welcare World Health Systems, the healthcare consultancy and management arm of the Dubai-based Varkey Group, manages Welcare Hospital, Welcare Ambulatory Care Center and Emirates Diagnostic Clinic. Welcare World is developing several other facilities and initiatives, both within the UAE and regionally, including the 210-bed City Hospital and the 150-bed Creek Hospital Dubai, both in Dubai Healthcare City.

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