Bourn Hall International (BHI) operates world-class branded in vitro fertilization (IVF) reference centers in Dubai and and Al Ain. Bourn Hall founders invented IVF in 1978 with the first successful birth of a child, Louise Brown, conceived through an IVF procedure or “test tube baby”. Since then, ‘Bourn Hall’ has become synonymous with IVF and most of what is today the standard treatment protocol for IVF procedures has been pioneered and established by Bourn Hall. As the ultimate testament of Bourn Hall’s world-leading expertise, its founder, Professor Robert Edwards, was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2010 for the invention of IVF. International Partnerships/Affiliations: Bourn Hall Clinic, UK.
The clinic in Dubai shows continuous growth in enquiries, consultations and IVF cycles while delivering world-class fertility success rates. Bourn Hall International focuses on a regional expansion strategy through the roll-out and development of spokes around the flagship clinic in Dubai.
E&S Performance – Community Engagement
BHI’s clinic in Dubai is certified by the Joint Commission International (JCI) healthcare accreditation standard, which covers environment, health and safety issues.
The JCI accreditation requires monthly internal auditing. Of 61 employees, 57 employees are permanent and 4 are temporary/agency contractors. 47% of people in management positions are women, with a majority female workforce of nurses (42 female to 19 male). During 2017, BHI has seen improvements in reduction of plastic use, as well as reduction of ODS refrigerants. BHI is in the process of replacing all equipment containing refrigerant R44 with non-ODS refrigerants to comply with environmental legislation.
As part of an initiative to reduce plastic use, BHI has banned the use of plastic water bottles in the workplace and provided staff with reusable plastic bottles. BHI provided a number of free services to the community in 2017. These includes diabetic fertility check (7 days), free semen analysis for men’s health (10 days), free IVF cycle (during July 2017), and free fertility check-up for women (during March 2017).