WMAHSN will be joining Edgbaston Medical Quarter (EMQ) on its first visit to Arab Health 2017 to showcase the healthcare and life sciences revolution taking place in the West Midlands, in the heart of the UK.
Located on the Calthorpe Estate, EMQ has a rapidly growing healthcare and life sciences community, supported by internationally renowned training and educational facilities. It is fast becoming a ‘go to’ centre for clinical trials, in addition to general medical and healthcare excellence, and already provides over 60% of the healthcare provision for Birmingham.
Within EMQ there are more than 180 medical organisations, 80 hospitals and specialist care centres and 44 GP clinics and routine care facilities, along with 23 training facilities.
It includes a range of specialist care centres including oncology, mental health, diabetes, addiction, eating disorders and trauma. EMQ is gaining a strong reputation for healthcare and life sciences excellence at a regional, national and international level.
The area also boasts a powerful cluster of advanced research centres, healthcare institutions and academic centres including the University of Birmingham’s medical school, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry and the Accelerated Trials Programme, as well as the Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine Centre.
Also representing the West Midlands at Arab Health will be Birmingham Health Partners, the Centre for Defence Healthcare Engagement and the Institute of Translational Medicine, as well as a number of pioneering med technology companies from the region.
Mark Lee, Chief Executive, Calthorpe Estates, said: “EMQ offers an optimum investment destination for healthcare and life sciences organisations, in addition to research, development and personalised healthcare projects. It provides some of the best and most cutting-edge places to be treated in the UK providing faster access to treatments and helping to save lives. Furthermore, it attracts eminently qualified and experienced clinicians and provides a high-quality service, without the premium price of London.
“Its excellent cluster of medical research and healthcare facilities with specialist care centres, many of which are within walking distance of one another, are directly accessible from the United Arab Emirates, the far east, USA and Europe via Birmingham International Airport.”
“For 300 years, Calthorpe Estates, a family-owned investor, developer and landowner, has been place-making and creating thriving communities within its 640 hectare estate in Edgbaston, Birmingham. We are honoured to be at Arab Health to showcase this healthcare expertise and our top class facilities.”
The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress is taking place from 30 January to 2 February 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Throughout the congress, EMQ will be located on the UK Pavilion at stand Z1E50.