The Senator for New SouthWales, Bob Carr, Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, toured BIMC Hospital in Nusa Dua, 1 April 2013, as the Australian-owned and managed facility approaches its first anniversary. He was accompanied by Western Australian Senator Glenn Sterle, Chair of the Senate Legislation Rural, Regional Affairs and Transport Committee and the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Greg Moriarty. Mr. Carr’s visit coincides with his chairing of a regional conference of foreign ministers in Nusa Dua.
Since opening in May 2012, BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua has been widely credited with kick-starting medical tourism in Indonesia drawing most of its patients from Australia.Australian nationalities make up the largest portion of international travelers seeking medical care at both of BIMC’s hospitals,which are recognized as the leading international standard, 24-hour emergency and medical centers on the resort island. Mr. Carr expressed keen interest at the fact that nearly 40,000 Australianshave sought medical assistance at the hospitals since 1998, and how its Kuta hospital treatedmore than 100 victims of the 2002 Bali bombing.
BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua is lauded as one of the most advanced medical facilities in Indonesia equipped for complex surgeries with three surgical theatres that prides itself with a standard equal to that of modern Australian hospitals. Senator Glenn Sterle also expressed his admiration by the quality of the facility and services. “I would have no hesitation to recommend the hospitals to my family and friends should they require professional medical care while visiting Bali,” he said.
“We have several milestones to look forward to in the coming months not least the first anniversary of our Nusa Dua hospital in May,” said BIMC Founder and CEO, Craig Beveridge. “Having received the Foreign Minister, the WA Senator and the Australian Ambassador on April 1st is a top honor for us and our Indonesian counterparts.”