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Healthpoint extends partnership with Manchester City Football Club for best in class sports medicine care

To elevate the quality of sports medicine care offered in the UAE, Healthpoint, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers has today announced a multi-year partnership extension with Manchester City Football Club. The partnership allows both organizations to work together to share best practices for treating athletes and other patients suffering from sports injuries throughout the UAE.

For a further three years, Healthpoint will continue to be the regional healthcare partner of Manchester City Football Club. Through this collaboration, medical staff from both organizations work together to discuss new treatment options and technologies with the objective of reaching better patient outcomes. Healthpoint has registered a high volume of sports medicine and orthopedic patient cases every year, therefore an internship program hosted at City Football Academy on the Etihad Campus in Manchester was created to facilitate the clinical collaboration to address this need. Also part of the program is an annual sport medicine summit held in Abu Dhabi allowing educational knowledge transfer to community physicians and physiotherapists across the UAE and the region.

Dr. Nader Darwich, Medical Director at Healthpoint, highlighted the importance of this partnership: “This renewed partnership brings a continuation of collaboration and expertise that guarantees to provide world-class healthcare practice here in the UAE, especially in the field of sports medicine. As one of the leading centers for sports-related injuries, prevention and rehabilitation in the Middle East, we want to encourage all generations of the UAE community to remain fit and to opt for a healthy life. Manchester City shares this value and is a great example of a Club that engages its staff and the local community to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.”

Commenting on the partnership extension, Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Manchester City Football Group, said: “Manchester City is delighted to be extending its relationship with Healthpoint, a pioneer within its industry whose commitment to quality, collaboration and innovation echoes our own. Our partnership has gone from strength to strength over the past three years and we believe that together we can continue to share best practice within sports medicine.”


About Healthpoint:

Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, is a multi-specialty integrated practice hospital located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. Healthpoint is home to four centers of clinical excellence: Orthopedics, Wooridul Spine Centre, the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Centre, and the Plastic & Cosmetics Surgery Centre, as part of 21 clinical services covering a wide range of patient and community care, including pediatrics, dentistry and gynecology.

Serving the community since 2013, Healthpoint’s highly specialized medical experts and state-of-the-art facilities provide patients with full-cycle care – inpatient, out-patient and rehabilitative– that addresses the patients’ physical condition, as well as respecting their lifestyle, culture and overall wellbeing, to ensure that every patient is offered personalized care in a boutique, technologically-advanced environment.

Healthpoint is a public healthcare facility with a compassionate and dedicated team that offers accessible healthcare to everyone. Healthpoint is committed to providing quality care and education to empower patients and communities and give them the tools they need to lead healthier and happier lives.

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles (2012, 2014), and five FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of four teams comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

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