The Home Healthcare Service (HHCS) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is on a mission to expand the reach of its services to ensure those in need have quick and easy access to high-quality care at home.

HHCS is a valuable service within HMC’s Continuing Care Group that strives to meet the standards and objectives set out in the National Continuing Care Strategy, according to Mahmoud Al Raisi, Chief of the Continuing Care Group at HMC.

He noted that HHCS is committed to providing quality healthcare aimed at keeping patients in their homes where they are most comfortable and secure.

Providing home care adult and paediatric services is an important element in fulfilling HMC’s vision of delivering the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to each and every one of our patients.’

HHCS, which is based in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City, has satellite locations in Al Khor and Al Wakra, helping to serve the public in both communities and surrounding areas. Plans are also underway to open another satellite office to provide services to those living in the Muaither and Al Rayyan areas.

HHCS Medical Director Dr Essa Al Sulaiti said that they provide home care to residents of all ages, Qataris and expatriates alike.

We support the timely discharge of patients from HMC hospitals and we provide clinical care and medical supervision to ultimately reduce the need for visits to the Emergency Department or for hospital admission.’

He added that the service has seen tremendous developments since its official launch in 2009, noting that the service they provide is in accordance with the highest international standards.

The service achieved Joint Commission International accreditation in 2009 and again in 2012 and 2015, and we continue to embark on new programmes to deliver improvements and clinical interventions to patient care services.’

According to Maqsood Ibrahim Adam, Assistant Executive Director for the Continuing Care Group, the satellite offices provide a local base for patients and families.

This is part of our strategic healthcare practice which aims to bring the service closer to our patients and the communities they live in, especially in densely populated areas.’

HHCS is made up of a multidisciplinary team, with skilled nursing professionals supported by specially trained physicians and allied health professionals providing care.

HHCS provides daily home care to about 1,400 patients across Qatar in two shifts from Sunday to Thursday, 7 am to 8 am. Weekend cover for intravenous care and wound dressings is also provided by the service, as well as 24 hour on-call cover for patients requiring mechanical ventilator support and support for critical medical equipment breakdowns.

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