Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is undertaking infrastructure upgrades and maintenance work at Hamad General Hospital (HGH) to ‘ensure we provide the safest, most effective and compassionate care to our patients,’ said an HMC statement.

In order to facilitate these improvements to their facilities and services including enhancing and expanding their critical care services, HGH has undertaken essential maintenance work over two weekends. The final phase of this work will take place on 27 and 28 March 2015 and some areas of the hospital will be without power for part of the day on both days.

A portion of the HGH Emergency Department will be without power but will continue to take walk-in patients and trauma cases. However non-urgent cases transported by ambulance may be diverted to other hospitals in the HMC system.

According to HMC, this work has been carefully planned by their engineering experts in partnership with their clinical teams so that we expect full power to be restored within hours to each area impacted. To ensure minimal disruption to patients and visitors, HMC says it is taking measures to ensure that they will continue to provide seamless and high quality care to their patients.

HMC has been the principal public healthcare provider in for over three decades and is dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all patients. HMC manages eight hospitals, incorporating five specialist hospitals and three community hospitals. HMC also manages the National Ambulance Service as well as home and residential care, all accredited by Joint Commission International. HMC is leading the development of the region’s first academic health system and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar. We collaborate with partners who are key experts in Qatar and beyond, including Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston.