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Posted On: 20 June 2013 02:15 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Wakra Hospital seeks JCI accreditation

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Al Wakra Hospital will join Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) other hospitals in seeking Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, which ensures the highest standards of patient care. Al Wakra — HMC’s newest hospital — is planning to apply for the prestigious accreditation next March. Opened in December 2012, Wakra Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of the people of the country’s south, with the Emergency Department seeing nearly 7,000 patients seen in May 2013 alone. Of that, 1,200 were treated at the Women’s Emergency Department and nearly 2,000 patients at the Dentistry Department. A further 900 patients were treated by the Physiotherapy Department. In May the hospital received 124 inpatient admissions, 14 had been referred by Hamad General Hospital. Since its opening, 1,376 surgeries – from simple procedures to more complex cases - have been performed. The Hospital’s Outpatient Department has served 23,409 patients during the months of April and May. The Women’s Outpatient Department at Al Wakra has treated over 3,300 patients between March and May. The Maternity Department has delivered 663 newborns from January to the end of May. Over 5400 patients have been served at the Rehabilitation Department between January and the end of May.