His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, officially inaugurated the new Medical City complex of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). The new hospitals are part of the region’s biggest healthcare facility expansion project and will house 500 new hospital beds and 3,000 highly trained clinical and support staff.
Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, the Minister of Public Health, said the new Medical City complex will provide patients with access to an unprecedented level of care by increasing bed capacity, improving services, and granting faster access to specialised treatment.
The new Medical City hospitals represent the biggest expansion of healthcare facilities in the history of our nation and are a central part of our commitment to providing patients with the safest, most effective, and most compassionate care. These facilities have been planned in accordance with the highest medical standards and the latest international technologies. They will introduce new services and signiﬁcantly increase the capacity of HMC’s system to meet the country’s growing demand for specialised care.’
While the recent inauguration of the state-of-the-art facilities officially opens the Medical City complex, the three hospitals – Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI), the Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC), and the Women’s Wellness and Research Centre (WWRC) – have already been providing services throughout this year, with over 90,000 outpatient visits recorded to date.
As the region’s largest tertiary rehabilitation hospital, QRI provides world-class integrated rehabilitation services and the most technologically-advanced patient-centred care, based on the latest rehabilitation research and practiced in an environment that encourages both mental and physical healing.
The ACC is providing patients with access to the latest treatment using advanced clinical and surgical practices offered within the same day and in a single dedicated location. Within 23 hours of receiving surgery or a medical procedure, patients are able to leave the hospital and return to recover in the comfort of their own home. The facility also houses a number of outpatient clinics.
As the region’s largest tertiary hospital dedicated to providing women in Qatar with specialised care through all stages of their lives, the WWRC, once fully operational, will provide a range of surgical and clinical services, from pre-conception to childbirth, post-natal care and beyond.
For more information about the new Medical City hospitals, visit the HMC website at hamad.qa.