For more complex mental health issues that require specialized treatment, a range of targeted services are provided through inpatient services for patients with psychiatric patients with psychosomatic disorders. The hospital also manages emergency psychiatry cases working in collaboration with other medical departments throughout HMC’s network of hospitals.
Adult acute inpatients
Acute inpatient services provide high quality, multi-disciplinary, multi-skilled treatment to people who need more specialist healthcare management. In the event that a person with more severe clinical care needs, they will be admitted to an inpatient bed under the supervision and care of trained experts.
When a person is admitted to hospital the clinical teams work together to develop a treatment plan with the patient and appropriate family members that is designed to aid the recovery and eventual discharge of the individual.
Following the successful discharge from hospital, patients may be advised to continue their treatment through outpatient appointments. Currently, certain medication can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist as part of the ongoing treatment plan and in such cases, patients will need to come to an outpatient clinic for continued evaluation and prescription renewals.
The Mental Health Service offers a range of psychological interventions and treatments for people with complex mental health problems.
HMC has established a number of community-based facilities, including Enaya Community Care Center in Muaither, as part of a commitment to expand our community based mental health services.
The Enaya Continuing Care Center in Muaither is a referral based center that will provide patients with a “home-like” setting that is an alternative to hospital-based treatments. It is the first in what is expected to be a network of similar centers that will launch in Qatar to help residents with mental health issues.
The center provides a range of outpatient services for children and teenagers up to the age of 18 years old, and a daycare program for adult women who have long-term mental health issues. There’s also a residential service for women who have complex mental needs that require support but are not acute.
A team of specialists in community mental health care will also undertake follow-up home visits for adults who have had mental health issues, while a similar support program designed for the elderly will provide a variety of medical therapies in their homes.