HMC drive to increase beds in surgery depts Jan 22, 2017 0 608 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaHamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has initiated several measures to increase the number of beds at the surgery departments at Hamad General Hospital (HGH).These include shifting of Women's Hospital to the new Women's Wellness and Research Center (WWRC), which is expected to open in a few months, and relocation of urology clinics from HGH to the one-day surgery hospital building.A source at HMC said the relocation of urology clinics is expected to be completed by April. But major surgeries will continue to be performed at HGH.The source added that after relocating the Women's Hospital, the building will be used to host a number of surgery departments, as lack of availability of enough beds is the biggest problem faced by the surgery departments at HGH.The Women's Hospital building has 330 beds, an outpatient section, emergency room, 16 delivery suites and three surgery rooms. The building will provide more beds and rooms for patients of the surgery departments.The expansions will also result in an increase in the number of surgeries performed annually, which is estimated at over 40,000. The number is expected to double with the expansion drive, the source added.HGH receives an average of 1,400 patients daily at its outpatient clinics.The source pointed out that the outpatient clinics at the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre at Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City have started to receive patients. The centre provides a full range of world-class rehabilitation services. The source revealed that the centre will allocate 193 beds exclusively for stroke patients.The new facility is part of the large expansion plan which will see the opening of seven new hospitals in Qatar over the next 18 months. The new hospitals will provide more than 1,100 new beds starting from now until the end of December 2017 to enable the residents of Qatar to have access to high-quality healthcare services. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES ADLQ project to combat steroid abuse Jan 22, 2017 0 2255 Hundreds of thousands of women join anti-Trump protests worldwide Jan 22, 2017 0 1103 Qatar condemns bomb attack on Pakistan market Jan 22, 2017 0 718 Two militants blow themselves up in Saudi city Two men accused of planning attacks against Saudi Arabia blew themselves up following a confrontation with security forces in Jeddah on Saturday.Saudi security forces surrounded a house in Jeddah's easten .. Turkey to hold referendum on Erdogan powers Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early on Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029. Page 13 Scattered rain in Qatar; likely to continue until Monday Tribune News Network Doha Qatar received scattered light rain on Saturday and the cloudy sky with chances of more rain is expected to continue until Monday. "Radar has detected scattered light rain in the country, and .. Gambia's Jammeh arrives at Banjul airport after stepping down Reuters BANJUL Gambia's Yahya Jammeh arrived at the airport in the capital Banjul on Saturday in the company of mediator Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea, after stepping down from power, a Reuters witness said. ..