Prime Minister Officially Opens HMC’s Expanded Paediatric Emergency Centre in Al Sadd
HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani Prime Minister and Minister of Interior officially opened Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) newly completed expansion of its Paediatric Emergency Centre (PEC) in Al Sadd.
Following the opening ceremony, the Prime Minister toured the expanded emergency facility and inspected its treatment and procedure rooms and isolation units, which were designed to meet the health care needs of children. His Excellency was briefed on the workflow and the state-of-the-art medical systems used at the centre for the evaluation and treatment of patients.
Accompanying the Prime Minister was the Minister of Public Health HE Abdulla Bin Khalid Al Qahtani, Dr Hanan Al Kuwari PhD, Managing Director of HMC, and Dr Khalid Al Ansari, Medical Director of HMC’s Paediatric Emergency Services.
The expansion sees the centre grow by 25 percent with an extra 22 new beds distributed on 13 treatment rooms, six triage rooms, an emergency procedure room and an isolation unit, bringing the total number of beds in the facility to 86. An extra 30 nurses have been hired for a total of 216 nurses and 65 doctors; charged with evaluating and treating the emergency needs of children.
Dr Al Kuwari said:
This expansion supports our efforts to deliver the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to each and every one of our paediatric patients. It is an integral component of HMC’s Facilities Master Plan to extend our paediatric health services infrastructure to meet the healthcare needs of the nation.’
‘The services and amenities of the new facility will enable further specialised emergency services and provide additional resources and space that will benefit the children and families we serve in Al Sadd and surrounding neighbourhoods.’
Dr Khalid Al Ansari said the upgraded facility would ease wait times for patients and that the expanded facility allows for a more efficient flow of paediatric patients, with additional triage areas and examination rooms and staff contributing to a reduction in wait times.
This main PEC in Al Sadd and its satellite stations are geared towards providing highly specialized, quality emergency services to paediatric patients seeking immediate care across Qatar.
The Paediatric Emergency Centre Al Sadd is located on Suhaim Bin Hamad intersection, Mirqab Al Jadeed Area 39. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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