Doha, 13 May, 2019: Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) 11,000 nurses and midwives will be joined by nearly 1,000 additional nursing and midwifery professionals later this year. This comes as part of strategic developments within the nursing and midwifery workforce that have also seen the promotion of several highly skilled Qatari nurses to more senior leadership roles.
A select group of senior nursing and midwifery leaders recently completed a recruitment drive to attract and recruit the right talent for various nursing and midwifery posts across the corporation.
Dr. Nicola Ryley, Chief Nursing Officer at HMC, explained: “These new recruits are all educated with at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an approved education facility to ensure they meet HMC’s stringent skills and competency standards. They will join nearly 11,000 existing nursing and midwifery staff that currently provide care to our patients within HMC hospitals as well as through our residential and home care services.”
“While we do need new staff to meet the growing demand for nursing and midwifery services, we are also working with our existing staff to help them develop their career potential. An integral part of HMC’s strategic succession plan is the development of experienced and skilled Qatari professionals, in line with the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. We continuously invest in the development of our Qatari nurse leadership and it is wonderful to see their enthusiasm in developing nursing and midwifery services in Qatar. A growing number of nationals have recently received promotions for demonstrated excellent skills and commitment to their work and patients,” added Dr. Ryley.
The Nursing and Midwifery Department has appointed Ms. Nadya Al Anzi as the new Executive Director of Nursing for the Private Nursing Service and Home Health Care Service., and Dr. Fatima Bouladi has been appointed as the new Assistant Executive Director for children’s services at the Home Health Care Service.
Both Ms. Al Anzi and Dr. Bouladi assumed their new roles last month. HMC’s internationally accredited Home Health Care Service has more than 2,100 registered patients and has undergone tremendous expansion since its official launch in 2003. Dr. Ryley said Ms. Al Anzi’s and Dr. Bouladi’s promotions are part of ongoing efforts to increase the number of Qatari nurses in leadership roles.
“I congratulate both Nadya and Dr. Fatima on their well-deserved promotions, which are a direct result of their hard work, dedication, and commitment. They join an increasing number of Qatari nurses who are moving forward on merit and leading the provision of high-quality nursing services within this country. I know Nadya and Dr. Fatima will dedicate themselves to their new roles and I look forward to working with them for the benefit of our patients,” said Dr. Ryley.
Prior to her promotion, Ms. Al Anzi was the Assistant Executive Director of Nursing for the Private Nursing Service where she introduced a range of initiatives that support both nurses and patients, including a system to promote the safe discharge of long-term patients. She has over twenty years of experience in healthcare, including 13 years in the community healthcare setting and was part of the team who established HMC’s Home Health Care Service, which was one of the first community services in the Middle East to be accredited by the Joint Commission International.
Ms. Al Anzi holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Qatar University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy. She also holds qualifications in business management, human resource management, and public relations. In 2019, she was selected to participate in the Qatar Leadership Centre's (QLC) Government Leaders Program.
Prior to her promotion, Dr. Bouladi served as the Director of Nursing for HMC’s children’s services at the Home Health Care Service. She has been a nurse for 17 years, graduating with an honors degree and a Master’s degree in Nursing from Carlow University, Pennsylvania, US. Dr. Bouladi was one of the first Qatari nurses to qualify to work as a registered nurse in the US, gaining clinical experience as both a nurse and a charge nurse within the Pennsylvania health system.
Upon completing a PhD in Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, US, she returned to Qatar to accept a position within HMC’s Home Health Care Service.
During her time at HMC, Dr. Bouladi has been involved in developing initiatives aimed directly at improving the lives of patients, including introducing new clinical pathways, safety plans, patient satisfaction surveys, and initiatives to reduce the length of time patients spend in hospital. She has undertaken research on diabetes management, homecare nursing, and patient/family involvement in healthcare, and her work has been published in both Qatar and the US.