HMC’s trauma and emergency expansion due in 2019
Considered one of the busiest emergency and trauma departments in the world, Hamad General Hospital treated more than one million patients last year and is due to undergo extensive expansion to increase capacity
HMC expansion set to substantially increase trauma and emergency capacity.
A significant expansion of trauma and emergency services in Qatar is expected with the construction of a new building at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
The emergency department at Hamad General Hospital received over a million patient visits last year and is one of the busiest in the world.
Recently the department has seen an increase in patients treated, including paediatric emergency cases.
Hamad Al Khalifa, HMC’s chief of Healthcare Facilities said: “The new facility represents a substantial investment in the provision of leading edge, best practice emergency care and reinforces HMC’s commitment to providing the people of Qatar with high quality, world class facilities and healthcare.”
Situated in front of the current Emergency Department at Hamad General Hospital, the new facility will be set over four floors, accommodating 226 patient stations.
Scheduled to open in 2019, the trauma and emergency facility is set to more than quadruple the existing department’s space, and is seen to provide greater capacity to care for patients, with a focus on life-threatening medical conditions.
A full range of diagnostic and treatment facilities will be available, with improved access links to connecting buildings for the effective transfer of patients, with a direct link to the new operating theatre facility and the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital.
Public drop-offs will be located on the ground floor level with ambulance drop-off on the upper level and dedicated ambulance ramp separating public and emergency traffic for the rapid transfer of patients.
The new trauma and emergency building is being completed in collaboration with Ashghal Public Works Authority and the built up area of the development is about 29,000m² making this one of the largest dedicated emergency care facilities in the region.