Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari recently visited patients and staff at the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Enaya Specialised Care Centre and inspected the construction site of the new Daam building.

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The Enaya Specialised Care Centre Building

Opened in early 2015, the Enaya Specialised Care Centre provides an advanced care system for long-term patients with chronic illnesses and degenerative diseases that restrict their ability to care for themselves. The facility offers a healing environment with over 150 patient beds, state-of-the-art facilities, and round-the-clock monitoring and treatment from specialist nurses and doctors.

According to Dr Al Kuwari, the care that the teams at Enaya are providing is so important to patients and their families.

Dedicated care teams provide specialised medical care while also working to enhance the ability of patients to function independently, to engage more with family and friends, and where possible, to bring a sense of normalcy into patients’ lives. Our plans to expand Qatar’s community-based care facilities in 2019 with the opening of the Daam Specialised Care Centre will ensure we can continue to provide patient-centred medical care to even more people in the future.’

Late last year, Dr Al Kuwari and Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al Thani, Qatar Central Bank Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sports and Social Activities Support Fund (Daam), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Daam Specialised Care Centre. The donation from Daam covers one hundred percent of the costs to retrofit and commission the new facility, which has already commenced construction within the Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.

The new facility, which will join HMC’s existing Enaya Specialised Care Centres, is expected to open in late 2019 and will have 67 beds. This inpatient specialised care centre will provide an advanced care system for patients who are well enough to be discharged from hospital but still require specialised medical treatment that is often long term. It will expand the capacity of the current Enaya facilities while also providing more privacy for patients who require long-term medical care outside of the hospital setting.

In recent years, HMC has made major strides towards redefining continuing care in Qatar. In addition to two existing centres, HMC also operates two community-based facilities in Muaither and a busy multi-disciplinary Home Healthcare Service which currently cares for thousands of patients across Qatar.

For updates and more information about the services offered by HMC, visit their website at hamad.qa.