HMC’s New Ambulatory Care Center Features Patient-Centered Design
A new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) – part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), focusing on delivering outpatient and day surgery services in Hamad bin Khalifa Medical City will open its doors later this year.
Ambulatory care includes surgical day care and outpatient clinical services and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is among the growing number of healthcare providers designing and building facilities to cater for short term surgical stays of less than 24 hours.
The facility will have 66 beds – 12 pre-operation bed spaces and 54 post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) recovery beds. In addition there will be 14 operating theaters.
Dr Khalid Mohammed Ahmed Al Jalham, Medical Director of the ACC said:
The ACC will provide us with the opportunity to perform more types of surgeries, and to help a greater number of patients. We will have improved throughput in the operating theatre by centralising scheduling and using theatre rooms for more than one specialty. It will help improve the patient experience.’
The 33,400 square metre, ACC will offer urology, podiatry, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, audiology and ophthalmology services. It will also house a pre-assessment clinic where patients will undergo a thorough medical evaluation to ensure readiness for surgery.
The patient care process is designed to produce the best possible clinical outcome, maximise access and convenience for our patients as well as offer as many treatments and procedures as possible on an ambulatory basis.
This means that patients will avoid unnecessary hospitals stays and recover in their own home environments with follow-up care.
Dr Al Jalham said:
The ACC will provide outpatient clinic services and a range of elective clinical procedures to adult patients who do not need an overnight stay in hospital. Patients will be able to return home the same day as their surgery. They will recover in the comfort of their home. This is an exciting development for HMC, Qatar and the region.’
HMC’s ACC will be one of the first in the region. It will offer a ‘one stop shop’ approach to care, providing patients with a variety of support services, including laboratory, radiology and pharmacy services all in one place.
Dr Al Jalham said:
By creating more capacity and co-locating services, we will be able to improve clinical outcomes and the patient experience. We are creating an environment that will promote innovation as well as healing and allow us to improve what we do. Our number one priority is providing our patients with safe, effective and compassionate care.’
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