Al Khor Hospital has embarked on an 18 month-long construction programme as part of a major expansion effort to enhance patient experience, reduce waiting time and length of stay in the hospital, and improve access to specialised medical care for residents in and around the city of Al Khor.
Opened in 2005 as one of the community hospitals of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the 115-bed Al Khor Hospital provides general medicine, surgical, emergency medicine, paediatrics, and obstetric services to residents living in the northern part of the country.
Activity has continued to increase at Al Khor Hospital in recent years and in 2018, care was provided to more than 93,000 outpatient appointments and over 220,000 Emergency Department visits. The expansion works, which commenced last month, will help the hospital meet the increased demand for current and future services.
According to Mohammed Al Jusaiman, Deputy Chief of HMC’s General Hospitals Group and CEO of Al Khor Hospital, the expansion is part of HMC’s overall expansion programme aimed at enhancing the experience of patients.
These renovations will also allow us to provide faster access to high-quality specialist services at Al Khor Hospital.’
Al Jusaiman said that construction works will continue until December 2020, and will involve significant enhancements to a number of key service areas, including the Intensive Care Unit and waiting area, the Emergency Department, pharmacy, labour room, clinical imaging section, catering, and reception area. The works also include the establishment of a new National Diabetes Center and a Physiotherapy Center and the expansion of the dentistry service.
These expansion works are extensive and we are asking our patients, as well as members of the larger Al Khor community, to bear with us as we work to improve our services.
The planned National Diabetes Center will enable more patients to receive specialised diabetes care closer to their home and will also help reduce wait times. Similarly, the new Physiotherapy Center is expected to reduce wait times through the implementation of a new triage system and additional beds for assessment and treatment.
Overall, this expansion programme is about improving access to high-quality specialised care for the population living in and around Al Khor.’
For updates and more information about the renovation at Al Khor Hospital, visit the HMC website at hamad.qa.