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19 March 2019 10:23 am

New trauma and emergency building at HMC ready for handover

Khadiza Begum
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The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced the completion of the new Hamad General Hospital Trauma and Emergency Department project pointing out that the vital project is being handed to the Ministry of Public Health, pointing out that the vital building is being handed over to the Ministry of Public Health.

The project will feature short-stay rooms, a minor injury unit, hyperbaric chamber, as well as trauma. It also provides a training center and management services.

The new four-storey building provides 250 rooms for screening and treatment of men and women to include diagnosis and treatment rooms, ENT clinics, ophthalmology, decontamination rooms, isolation rooms, triage and emergency assessment rooms, patient preparation and decontamination room.

The new building includes 14 operating rooms to include trauma rooms, minor procedures, isolation rooms and recovery rooms, as well as 23 rooms for diagnostic radiology of various types, as well as a hyperbaric chamber, medical services, a pharmacy and laboratories.

The Public Works Authority has built a 798-storey multi-level parking lot and an emergency helipad to serve both the new operating theater building and the new accident and emergency building for Hamad Medical Hospital.

On this occasion, Eng. AlHanof Al-Emadi from Ashghal stated, that Ashghal launched in 2015 a project to develop and replace the current Trauma and Emergency Department at Hamad General Hospital to establish a new building with a total area of 27,000 sqm and reconstruct 3000 sqm of the previous Emergency Department to cover a total area of 30,000 sqm.

She Added: with the completion of the new project, the number of patients will be nearly four times more than usual, since the vital project consists of 348 rooms offering various treatment services.

It is worth mentioning that all criteria were also set by Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) since operational and architectural considerations were taken to accomplish a 3-star environmental level in terms of energy saving and environment preservation.

Ashghal Building Affairs is much occupied with health projects in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health. Thus, the Primary Health Care sector has witnessed recently a boom since it opened unique and distinct health centre, where it has unprecedented services and spaces in Qatar to accommodate huge numbers of visitors and offer much improved medical care. (QNA)