THE Bridge Clinic has won the “Best Assisted Conception and In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Hospital 2012.” The Award was presented to the hospital by the Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology (IGRLT) at its 2012 African Governance and Corporate Leadership Awards event held on August 25, 2012 at Nicon Luxury Abuja.
The Managing Director of the Bridge Clinic, Dr. Richard Ajayi, savouring the award, said in a statement: “We have continued to give our best in our path of offering alternative fertility options to couples in Nigeria and we have indeed derived deep fulfillment from our patients’ successes so far, but to be recognised and awarded for doing so by the Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology, is even more exhilarating…I’m sure that this award will provide the necessary drive for (our medical) team to do more.”
According to a letter signed by the Country Director/Chief Executive of IGRLT, Moses Essien, the parameters for the award to The Bridge Clinic were outlined as including expertise in the provision of first rate IVF; outstanding in the provision of first class assisted conception; excellence in brand integrity, reputation and patient service; compliance with professional codes and ethical standards; and compliance with regulatory laws and guidance among others.
The Clinic had also been commended by the Lagos State Ministry of Health for the first ICSI babies in Nigeria; won the Guild of Medical Directors Award for excellence in medicine and the SOGON Award in recognition of outstanding contributions in clinical service delivery towards the promotion of maternal healthcare in Nigeria. The Managing Director also recently received the award for Lagos Medical Icon for his contribution to the development of quality-assisted conception and IVF practices in Nigeria.
The Bridge Clinic, founded in 1999, provides fertility services in Nigeria. It is reputed to have restored the joys of numerous families with the voices of over 1,400 children born so far in homes all over the nation through its services. It runs clinics in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kaduna.
“As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, The Bridge Clinic in collaboration with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital provides subsidized IVF services to socio-economically disadvantaged couples in the state thus helping to reduce health inequalities. It implemented its quality management system since 2004, ahead of most clinics globally, and was awarded the ISO9001:2000 certificate by TUV Austria which was upgraded to the ISO9001:2008 certificate in 2010.