HMC marks world Social Work Day
The Department of Social Services at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently celebrated World Social Work Day under the theme: “Enhancing the Value and Dignity of People”.
The celebration was attended by senior officials from the Department of Social Services as well as a number of guests associated with social work in Qatar.
The event was held to highlight the important role played by social services in the healthcare field and strengthen communication ties between HMC’s Department of Social Services and Qatar’s social civil organizations. The event was also an opportunity to create wider awareness of the role of social services agencies and social workers and to enable attendees to exchange ideas about their work.
In her opening remarks, Ms. Haifa’a Al-Hajri, Acting Executive Director of HMC’s Department of Social Services emphasized the role of social services in ensuring human dignity regardless of race, religion and language.
Dr. Ranya Fayadh, Acting Director of Social Services for Hospitals highlighted the fundamental basis and principle of respecting human dignity is to ensure patients’ healthcare rights are respected without any racial, religious, economic or social discrimination.
Mr. Thomas George, Acting Senior Specialist at the Department of Social Services commented that truly exceptional social work can change a patient’s life. Social workers themselves generate an actual change in a patient and empower him/her to cope in the most challenging of situations.
Ms. Haifa’a Al-Hajri presented certificates of appreciation to the charitable organizations that support the department’s social work. She also presented certificates and prizes to some social workers from the department.
Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.
For more than four decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.
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