The Emergency Department is based within Hamad General Hospital, which has one of the busiest emergency departments in the world, with over 500,000 patient attendances each year. Our mission is clear, to provide the highest quality patient care to those with a wide range of illnesses and injuries, especially those patients presenting with life threatening medical needs 

A comprehensive review of HGH’s emergency medicine practices in early 2012 led to improvement recommendations based on international best practice standards, which have been implemented by a globally recognized multi professional team.  HMC’s vision is to be distinguished as the leading center for emergency medical care in the Gulf region, through introduction of new services and improvement of existing provision to ensure the highest quality of patient care for the increasing number of clients requiring our services.  

The clinical service benefits from state-of-the-art equipment used for better and faster treatment of a variety of emergency patients. The Emergency Department at Hamad General has thirteen distinct clinical areas including a “See and Treat” area, introduced in 2011 to provide care for less seriously ill patients, short stay units, urgent care areas, resuscitation and trauma rooms.  This model has resulted in better streaming of patients and reduced congestion in the department and throughout the hospital.  Application for level one trauma center status, accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is in process. There are currently 433 nurses and 161 doctors on staff, along with 20 fellows and 40 residents. 
Facts and figures
  • Average daily presentations: 1,200-1,500 
  • Priority: 1: 2 percent, 2: 9 percent, 3: 88 percent
  • Average departmental length of stay: 1hr 11mins (March 2012) 
  • In-patient admissions per day: 60 
  • Observation Ward admissions per day: 30 
  • Overnight admits - 40 ​