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HMC drive to increase beds in surgery depts

Tribune News Network
Hamad 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.

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