• 5/21/2019
    Doha, 21 May, 2019: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced that from 7am on Wednesday 22 May, a limited number of services will start to be delivered from the new Trauma and Emergency Center.
     
    The move marks the first phase of a staged opening for the new facility, with the majority of services at the new Center opening over the summer and early autumn this year.

    Patients arriving at the new Trauma and Emergency Center, which is located on the same campus as the former Emergency Department, will be triaged upon arrival, with the former Emergency Department staying open until the new Center is fully operational. 

    Once fully operational, the new Center - one of the largest in the region - will lead to a significant expansion of trauma and emergency services in Qatar, ranging from trauma, urgent and critical care, to short stay and ‘See and Treat’ walk-in services.

    Once fully operational, the first floor will be dedicated to ambulance arrivals and critical care patients and will also house Qatar’s Major Trauma Center. The second floor will be dedicated to urgent care patients, while the third floor will be for short stay patients who require a period of monitoring before being discharged. 

    The new facility will also offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including three CT scans, MRI, x-ray and ultrasound machines as well as an ultra-modern decompression chamber which will provide oxygen therapy for a range of medical conditions as well as diving accidents.

    Commenting on the services starting at the new Trauma and Emergency Center, Dr. Yousef Al Maslamani, Medical Director at Hamad General Hospital said: “This is a really important first milestone on our journey to transforming trauma and emergency care in Qatar.”
     
    “We are excited to be able to welcome our first patients and while there is still some way to go before the facility is fully operational, walk-in patients will be able to experience the new Center at first hand and we’re very confident this is going to improve the experience our patients have,” added Dr. Al Maslamani.

    In addition to the ‘See and Treat’ services available on the Ground Floor, a further three floors are planned for the new Trauma and Emergency Center.

    Until the whole building is operational, patients in need of immediate or urgent clinical intervention - and patients arriving by ambulance - will be transferred and treated in the former Emergency Department until the rest of the new facility opens late this year. 

    The Center will link to Hamad General Hospital’s new operating theater facility and the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital for the rapid transfer of patients. 

    The start of ‘See and Treat’ services at the new Trauma and Emergency Center follows the opening of five new hospitals over the last three years - the largest expansion in HMC history. These include the four new Medical City hospitals - the Communicable Disease Center, Women's Wellness and Research Center, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, and the Ambulatory Care Center as well as Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, HMC’s newest hospital located in the Industrial Area of Doha.
     
    The new Trauma and Emergency Center is part of the main Hamad General Hospital campus and can be accessed from Gate 5 on Al Rayan Road which is located across the road from Lulu Hypermarket. Road entry to the new facility remains the same as to the former Emergency Department.

    To view a map of the location of the new Trauma and Emergency Center, please visit www.hamad.qa