Twenty years ago, Wadi El-Neel Hospital was just a dream and many medical procedures were not being performed in Egypt. Thousands of Egyptian patients were being forced to travel abroad for medical care. This had great financial implications on the individuals as well as on the state. It also caused hardship amongst the families whose loved ones had travelled abroad for medical care, possibly not to return.
Wadi El-Neel Hospital was built with the vision that all patients in Egypt would be able to find the medical care required for their illness. So the hospital embarked on gradually introducing the advanced medical practices that were not available to all.
This took place through collaboration with centres of excellence all over the world. To these centres we are grateful for sending their leading surgeons and physicians to help us in fulfilling our vision. These physicians and surgeons now make permanent and fixed visits to the hospital to ensure continued co-operation and updating. Open heart surgery and all forms of cardiac catheterisation were introduced from day one and are now routine procedures. Advanced neuro-surgery and catheterization and treatment of cerebral vascular anomalies and injuries were introduced shortly thereafter.
Kidney transplantation was also introduced at an early date, and in 2001 the liver transplantation program was initiated. Today, the experience at Wadi El-Neel Hospital in Liver and Kidney transplantation is second to none. We now also perform corneal and cochlear transplantation and we have performed two lung transplants and hope to perform further cases in the near future. Shortly, we will be commissioning a stem cell research centre.
We took it upon ourselves to collaborate with other hospitals in Egypt to spread these advanced practices. Through training and co-operation, we were able to do this and we are proud to see that our efforts have been rewarded by numerous programs in hospitals all over Egypt.
The success of Wadi El-Neel hospital and the fulfilment of it vision have resulted in increased demand with a limited capacity of only 150 beds. In 2008 we started building an extension that will increase bed capacity by 300 and introduce two further services, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. Eight new operating rooms will be added and an additional 64 intensive care beds. We expect the extension to be fully functional by 2012.
Wadi El-Neel hospital has always offered co-operation and mutual respect to all hospitals in Egypt in an effort to create a complete medical service and reduce the need for any patient to travel abroad for medical treatment. To all our patients we vow to do only what is best for their health and to leave no stone unturned in our search for new and better cures.
Wadi El-Neel St. National Defence Council , Behind the Presidential Palace, Hadaaq El-Kobba ,Cairo