Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in collaboration with International Artists of Doha (IAD), launched a six-month programme aimed at harnessing the power of art to enhance the health and well-being of residents at HMC’s Bayt Aman residential facility.
Since opening in July 2016, numerous patients have benefitted from their time at Bayt Aman, according to Dr Wafa Al Yazeedi, Chairperson of Qatar Rehabilitation Institute.
We believe it is very important to help these patients recover fully so they can begin living a normal daily life before returning home.’
Formal activities between HMC and IAD began with an art workshop held to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in December, 2017. A series of events, organised with the slogan ‘Qatar Cares’, will also run through to May 2018. All artwork resulting from the events will remain the property of Bayt Aman and be displayed for residents to enjoy. The project will end with a public exhibition to mark the International Day of People with Disabilities 2018.
Dr Al Yazeedi said he was ‘excited’ about the benefits that this partnership with IAD can bring to patients. He emphasised their commitment to provide a calm and healing environment for residents to maximise their recovery potential before they return home.
Willy Kempel, IAD Chairman and Ambassador of Austria to the State of Qatar, said that they hope that the partnership with HMC bring positive energy to residents of Bayt Aman and help in their journey to recovery.
Bayt Aman, a residential villa in Al Thumama, can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a charge nurse and patient care attendants. Guests being cared for at Bayt Aman no longer need the clinical supervision that is provided at HMC’s rehabilitation and long-term care units.
More information about Bayt Aman residential facility at the HMC website.