Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the largest employer in Qatar. With over 20,000 staff it is one the largest health providers in the Middle East. The organization is an integrated and growing health care delivery system that currently provides 90 -95% of acute and sub-acute care services in Qatar. It continues to grow as the population of Qatar increases. This is reflected by the volume of ambulance calls, home healthcare visits, day surgeries, emergency dept visits and in-patient admissions which are all rising year-on-year. Front line care services Hamad Medical Corporation groups its front line care services into three groups:
General Hospitals and
The groups are based around patient pathways in order to concentrate specialist expertise.
Tertiary Hospitals Group
Hamad General Hospital opened in 1982 and is Hamad Medical Corporation’s largest hospital, with 600 beds. Areas of specialty include: Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Specialized Surgery, Specialized Medicine, Laboratory Medicine and Radiology. Women’s Hospital was opened in 1988 to provide specialized care for women and newborn babies. The hospital currently has 330 beds. Areas of specialty include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatal Care, Emergency Care and Newborn Screening.
The National Center for Cancer Care and Research is a 60-bed hospital specializing in the delivery of advanced treatment and care for people with cancer and blood disease. Opened in 2004. Areas of specialty include: Medical Oncology, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Pain Management and Specialist Laboratory Services. Heart Hospital is a state-of-the-art center for the treatment of adults with heart conditions. The hospital opened in late 2011 and integrates all cardiothoracic medical and surgical facilities in one center, providing 115 beds. Areas of specialty include: Cardiology, Cardiothoracics, Non Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Intermediate and Intensive Care and Emergency Care.
General Hospitals Group
Opened in 2005, Al Khor Hospital provides healthcare services to the growing population in the northern region of Qatar. With 110 beds, the hospital’s Areas of specialty include: General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics. Al Wakra Hospital opened in 2012. This 210-bed facility (which has a flexible capacity of up to 260 beds) serves the rapidly growing towns of Al Wakra and Mesaieed to the south of Qatar. Areas of specialty include: General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency, Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Cuban Hospital, located in Dukhan in the west of the country, is a joint venture project between the State of Qatar and the Cuban Government. Formally opened in January 2012, the hospital provides 75 beds. Areas of specialty include: General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics.
Continuing Care Group
Rumailah Hospital is HMC’s longest serving hospital, having opened in 1957, and provides healthcare services for both acute and long-term rehabilitation patients. With 520 beds. Areas of specialty include: Adult Rehabilitation, Children’s Rehabilitation, Burns and Plastics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat and Ophthalmic Surgery, Medical care for the elderly, Psychiatry and Residential Care.