Al Wakra Hospital (AWH) is adding new evening clinics for residents seeking its services in Urology and Ultrasound.

The new evening Urology clinics will be open from 3 pm to 7 pm from Sunday through Wednesday, in addition to the day clinics which already operate from 7 am to 3 pm on weekdays. The clinics provide specialised medical assessment and management of all adult male urological problems and offer a number of therapeutic procedures. Between two to three clinics, staffed by a consultant and specialists in various fields of urology, will be running daily.

The hospital’s Ultrasound clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology is now open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm. A new MRI session will now run every Wednesday from 3 pm to 9 pm, starting in December. This is in addition to the MRI sessions which currently run from Sunday to Tuesday from 3 pm to 9 pm.

Head of the Urology Department at AWH, Dr Ahmed Shamsodini stated:

In order to address the growing numbers of patients who are seeking our services, we are delighted to announce the extended hours of operation through the evening clinics. This is part of our endeavor to offer high-quality urological management to an even greater number of patients as many of them are unable to visit the morning and afternoon clinics due to work commitments.’

The Urology Outpatient Department (OPD) was established in AWH in April 2012. Figures current to September 2014 show that, since its opening, a total of 11,259 patients have received medical assistance at the OPD clinics. From January to September this year, some 2,561 various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures have been performed in the clinics.

AWH A/Medical Director, Dr Mahmoud Al Heidous said:

We have introduced these new clinics and extended opening hours in response to patient demand. It is great news that our skilled team at Al Wakra Hospital will be able to help more people get the treatment they need, at a time convenient to them.’

Emergency services for urgent care are offered at anytime, including after clinic hours on weekends and holidays at the Emergency Department in the hospital.

Faced with the challenge of providing secondary and tertiary care to a rapidly-increasing population, HMC is delivering improvements across its network. Expanding existing services to allow more patients to access them, at more convenient times, is a key part of HMC’s strategic response to that challenge.

HMC has been the principal public healthcare provider in Qatar 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. While HMC continues to upgrade its facilities and services, it has also embarked on an ambitious expansion program, targeting the areas of need in our community.