Sidra Medicine, a specialty children’s, young people and women’s healthcare organization and member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), announced a new schedule for its ongoing series of educational workshops, this time focusing on child safety tips both at home and on the road.
The free workshops offer the local community a chance to speak with Sidra Medicine experts, ask questions, and connect with other parents and families in the country. The sessions are part of Sidra Medicine’s Child Safety and Injury Prevention Program. The program was launched in March 12, 2018 and aims to educate participants about essential child safety tips, from ensuring their ride home from the hospital is a safe one to preventing burn injuries in all areas of the home.
Commenting on the workshops, Aziza Mahamoud, Manager of the Health Promotion Division and organizer of the workshops, stated: “Sidra Medicine aims to become a beacon of knowledge and discovery. Thus, community engagement and education are core to the way we operate. Not only are we committed to providing quality education and training to affiliated medical students and staff, but we are also dedicated to giving women, children and families in the community the knowledge and skills they need to protect and improve their health and well-being.”
To date, Sidra Medicine has organized four workshops for both patients and community members, giving them the necessary knowledge to handle real-life safety situations. The upcoming child car seat safety workshops will be held on April 2nd and May 2nd, while the home safety workshops will be held on April 16th and May 7th. All workshops will be held at the Patient Resource Center in the Outpatient Clinic at Sidra Medicine, with the English-language workshops taking place from 10:00 – 11:00 am, and the Arabic-language ones from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
All workshops are free and open to the public and those interested can register by emailing [email protected] or calling +974 4003 6277.
Sidra Medicine opened its inpatient facility on January 14th, 2018 and has recently began accepting referrals from private clinics, Al-Rayyan Health Center and Gharrafat Al Rayyan Health Center, in addition to ongoing referrals from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) Centers.
The Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine is not open and all patients needing emergency care should continue to present at emergency centers around Qatar. For more information about Sidra Medicine services, please visit: http://www.sidra.org
Cover image courtesy of Sidra Medicine
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