Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad General Hospital – part of Hamad Medical Corporation – has opened several new patient care units on the sixth floor of the hospital as part of its efforts to increase its bed capacity and provide more spacious and comfortable accommodations, and continuously ensure high quality care for patients.
The newly opened units were inaugurated at a ceremony at the hospital, which was attended by HMC executives and other staff members.
The hospital has opened a new Discharge Lounge and Intravenous (IV) Therapy Unit on the sixth floor of the facility. The discharge lounge has the capacity to hold 14 discharged patients while the IV Therapy Unit has a capacity of 12 beds, which are turned over about every two hours. However the IV suite can provide care to a minimum of 60 patients over a day.
A new Emergency Acute Care Unit (Observation/Short-Stay Unit) has also been opened on the sixth floor. The unit will have 16 beds in common rooms, and four private rooms. Another development is the opening of a new Medical/Surgical Unit which has a capacity of 26 beds, 10 of which are in private rooms.
“We have been working hard to provide a comfortable, safe and healing environment and promote easier access to quality care for our patients. The new patient care units are part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that our patients’ well-being is constantly at the center of the care being provided at HGH,” said Colene Daniel, Executive Director of HGH.
The newly opened units at HGH are part of a patient care environment initiative undertaken by HMC to renovate and enhance its existing hospitals, and ensure that it continues to offer high quality healthcare to patients in a caring, safe and restorative environment. The renovation project is being carried out over a one-year period, and focuses on three HMC hospitals – HGH, Women’s Hospital and Rumailah Hospital.
The renovation program is carefully designed to ensure that any interruptions to patient services or daily routines and pathways will be as little as possible, and that patients, visitors and staff are informed in advance of any necessary disruptions and alternatives.