Work has started on building a cutting edge surgery facility at Hamad General Hospital (HGH) yesterday, that will include 20 new operating theatres, replacing the 11 currently in use.
Located facing Al Rayyan Road next to HGH, the project is slated for completion in 2015.
The new 12,000sqm surgery centre will house dedicated operating theatres for a range of specialties including bariatric, paediatric, minimally invasive, trauma vascular and transplant surgeries.
The new surgery department will integrate with HGH’s existing facilities and other planned ones for the adjacent Emergency Department to provide enhanced trauma patient facilities.
“HMC is undertaking an extensive programme to renovate and enhance its facilities to ensure that we continue to offer the safest, most effective care to our patients and meet the healthcare needs of Qatar’s growing population,” said Hanan Al Kuwari, Managing Director, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
“Facilities will incorporate the latest technologies including modular theatre wall systems and fully integrated environmental control systems. In another first for Qatar, the centre will also house specialist imaging facilities including MRI and CT within the operating theatre suite itself.”
This project has been designed to minimise disruption, but patients and visitors are advised to take into account the construction work when visiting the hospital.
Where interruptions to daily routines or pathways are absolutely necessary, HMC and HGH will ensure patients, visitors and staff are informed of the nature of the disruptions and alternatives ahead of time.
Access to the Emergency Department and all other Hamad General Hospital facilities will remain unchanged.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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