The Cuban Hospital’s outpatient, inpatient and maternity services all recorded increased activity in 2016. In 2016, outpatient visits at the hospital increased by 30 percent compared to 2015, while the maternity unit delivered 28.7 percent more babies in the same period. Since 2014, the number of babies born at The Cuban Hospital has risen significantly each year: 254 in 2014, 436 in 2015 and 561 in 2016.
As well as meeting the healthcare demands of the local community, The Cuban Hospital continues to treat greater numbers of patients from Doha. These patients are attracted by the high-quality services provided at the hospital, with their overall experience aided by the efficient motorway access and convenient parking. Additionally, The Cuban Hospital, as well as the other general hospitals in Al Wakra and Al Khor, accepts transfers from the Doha-based hospitals as part of the national approach to capacity management through the strengthening of Hamad’s general hospitals.
In 2015, The Cuban Hospital opened its patient recovery hostel, caring for inpatients that have received treatment and no longer require acute medical intervention. Throughout 2016 this facility was regularly utilized and enabled approximately 10 percent of acute inpatient beds to be freed up for alternate use. The recovery hostel admits patients – largely self-caring residents – who require time to fully recover in order to reintegrate back into their normal lives.
The Cuban Hospital bariatric service commenced a partnership with the Hamad corporate bariatric service in October 2016. Bariatric teams at The Cuban Hospital performed more than 10 cases each month in the remainder of the year, a number that is expected to more than double in 2017. The bariatric service is complemented by The Cuban Hospital’s plastic and cosmetic surgery services.