Doha 14 Feb. 2018
Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health of Qatar today inaugurated phase two of Hamad General Hospital’s state-of-the-art surgical services expansion.
The second phase of the surgical services expansion, which is part of Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) busiest expansion program in more than a decade, includes 16 rooms to receive patients from wards, 30 recovery rooms, a dedicated nurses’ station, conference room, and enhanced staff areas.
Each of the new patient rooms is fitted with the latest monitoring equipment and other facilities which will ensure the highest level of patient safety.
The expansion of Hamad General Hospital’s surgical services is part of an ambitious and comprehensive plan to increase capacity and revitalize the country’s largest and busiest hospital. The surgical services facility is situated adjacent to the large-scale trauma and emergency re-development site, which is currently under construction.
“This new phase in the expansion is an integral part of HMC’s commitment to extend its surgical, trauma, and emergency health infrastructure with innovative services and amenities. It is also part of a commitment to enhance the hospital’s surgical capacity and capabilities, providing the most advanced techniques available to Qatar’s population,” said Dr. Al Kuwari.
“These new facilities are purposely designed to enhance the patient experience,” said Dr. Al Kuwari. “They highlight the fact that HMC continues to provide the latest technologically-advanced operating rooms and surgical equipment, as well as restorative pre- and post-operative rooms that emphasize patient safety and comfort.”
HMC’s, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Abdulla Al Ansari, said the new facilities met and exceeded world standards for patient safety and medical equipment.
“With additional capacity for patient recovery after surgery, as well as extra space, this expansion will greatly enhance the efficiency of our operating theater complex by improving patient flow. This will also directly impact on our patients’ pathways, making it a better overall experience for them,” said Dr. Al Ansari.
The first phase of HMC’s surgical services expansion was officially opened in 2016 by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and houses 20 ultramodern surgical theaters, a 19-bed Trauma Intensive Care Unit, a 15-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and three hybrid operating rooms that provide state-of-the-art real-time imaging through CT, MRI, Brain Lab and Artis Zeego imaging technology.