All remaining Women’s Hospital Outpatient Department services will this
week move across to Hamad Medical Corporation’s new Women’s Wellness and
Research Center (WWRC).
Among the clinics set to relocate
is the new Antenatal Day Assessment Unit, a service which is dedicated
to closely monitoring high risk maternity patients in an outpatient
setting prior to delivery.
This relocation follows the move of other outpatient clinics
including Uro-Gynecology, Gynecology-Oncology, Hormone Replacement
Therapy, Newborn Screening, Well Baby Clinics and support services
including pharmacy and phlebotomy.
Starting from this week, any women previously referred to the
Women’s Hospital for obstetrics or gynecology outpatient services or
procedures will be instructed to visit the WWRC for their appointment.
“The new Outpatient Department in WWRC will offer more space and
services for the growing number of women requiring specialist care in
Qatar,” Dr. Hilal Al-Rifai, Medical Director of WWRC said.
“Staffed with a number of highly trained clinicians, our facility
will provide a comprehensive range of services from preconception to
childbirth, post-natal care and beyond the reproductive phase of life.”
“As the largest tertiary hospital in the region, we want to ensure
our outpatient services are fully equipped to serve women throughout all
stages of their lives, especially those requiring expert care if
diagnosed with a high risk pregnancy,” said Dr. Al-Rifai.
According to Dr. Al-Rifai, WWRC will also offer an expanded
Diabetes Clinic to cater to an increasing number of women diagnosed or
at risk of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes to help manage their
condition. Additionally, WWRC will house the Fetomaternal Medicine Unit,
designed to monitor women with complex conditions during pregnancy.
Ms. Shaikha Mahboub Al Dosari, Assistant Executive Director of
Ambulatory Services at Women’s Wellness and Research Center said, “We
have taken special care to design and develop the outpatient area to
ensure patient rooms and waiting areas are bigger, more comfortable and
“We have already received a lot of positive feedback from our
visitors and we are looking forward to welcoming an even greater number
of women to our new facility,” she added.
In future, the WWRC also plans to have a designated area in the
Outpatient Department that will feature a full breadth of prenatal care
and educational classes to better prepare women for child birth. The
classes will be run by midwives and nurses specialized in childbirth so
that attendees can feel comfortable asking questions and seeking advice.
Women referred for IVF, Infertility or the Pediatric Audiology
clinics should continue to visit the Women’s Hospital for their
scheduled appointment until further notice.