Australia Foreign Affairs Minister Visits BIMC Hospital in Bali

Bali, Indonesia, April 03, 2013 --( The Senator for New South Wales, Bob Carr, Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, toured BIMC Hospital in Nusa Dua yesterday 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 as well as various members of staff. The Foreign Minister’s visit to the hospital is connected to chairing a regional conference of foreign ministers in Nusa Dua in the following days.

Recently, BIMC Hospital has been widely credited with kick-starting medical tourism in Indonesia with drawing most of its patients from Australia, but it has always been Australians who made up the biggest share of patients at BIMC Hospital as the leading international standard 24 hours Emergency and Medical Centre in Bali. Minister Bob Carr expressed his positive surprise when told that already more than 40,000 Australians have been served during BIMC Hospital’s almost 15 years of history and also acknowledged BIMC Hospital’s role in treating more than one hundred victims of the Bali bombing more than 10 years ago.

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 confirmed that he was very impressed by the quality of the facility and services. ”I would have no hesitations to allow my kids to go to Bali knowing that such professional medical care is available.”

“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.”
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