HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari inaugurated on Wednesday phase two of Hamad General Hospital's state-of-the-art surgical services expansion.
Part of Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) busiest expansion programme in more than a decade, the initiative includes 16 rooms to receive patients from wards, 30 recovery rooms, a dedicated nurses' station, conference room, and enhanced staff areas.
Each of the new patient rooms is fitted with the latest monitoring equipment and other facilities which will ensure the highest level of patient safety.
The expansion of Hamad General Hospital's surgical services is part of an ambitious and comprehensive plan to increase capacity and revitalise the country's largest and busiest hospital. The surgical services facility is situated adjacent to the large-scale trauma and emergency re-development site, which is currently under construction.
"This new phase in the expansion is an integral part of HMCs commitment to extend its surgical, trauma, and emergency health infrastructure with innovative services and amenities. It is also part of a commitment to enhance the hospitals surgical capacity and capabilities, providing the most advanced techniques available to Qatar's population," said HE Dr al-Kuwari.
"These new facilities are purposely designed to enhance the patient experience. They highlight the fact that HMC continues to provide the latest technologically-advanced operating rooms and surgical equipment, as well as restorative pre- and post-operative rooms that emphasise patient safety and comfort."
HMC's acting chief medical officer Dr Abdulla al-Ansari said the new facilities met and exceeded world standards for patient safety and medical equipment.
"With additional capacity for patient recovery after surgery, as well as extra space, this expansion will greatly enhance the efficiency of our operating theatre complex by improving patient flow. This will also directly impact on our patients' pathways, making it a better overall experience for them," said Dr al-Ansari.
The first phase of HMC's surgical services expansion was officially opened in 2016, including 20 ultramodern surgical theatres, a 19-bed Trauma Intensive Care Unit, a 15-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and three hybrid operating rooms that provide state-of-the-art real-time imaging through CT, MRI, Brain Lab and Artis Zeego imaging technology.