Minister of Public Health Visits HMC’s Enaya Specialized Care Center, Noting the Importance of Community-Based Care Facilities

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Published September 4th, 2018 - 03:44 GMT
This afternoon Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, visited patients and staff at HMC’s Enaya Specialized Care Center.
This afternoon Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, visited patients and staff at HMC’s Enaya Specialized Care Center.

This afternoon Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, visited patients and staff at Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Enaya Specialized Care Center and inspected the construction site of the new Daam building.

Opened in early 2015, the Enaya Specialized Care Center provides an advanced care system for long-term patients with chronic illnesses and degenerative diseases that restrict their ability to care for themselves. The facility offers a healing environment with over 150 patient beds, state-of-the-art facilities, and round-the-clock monitoring and treatment from specialist nurses and doctors.

“The care that our teams at Enaya are providing is so important to patients and their families. Dedicated care teams provide specialized medical care while also working to enhance the ability of patients to function independently, to engage more with family and friends, and where possible, to bring a sense of normalcy into patients’ lives. Our plans to expand Qatar’s community-based care facilities in 2019 with the opening of the Daam Specialized Care Center will ensure we can continue to provide patient-centered medical care to even more people in the future,” said Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari.

Late last year, Her Excellency Dr. Al Kuwari and His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al Thani, Qatar Central Bank Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sports and Social Activities Support Fund (Daam), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Daam Specialized Care Center. The donation from Daam covers one hundred percent of the costs to retrofit and commission the new facility, which has already commenced construction in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.

The new facility, which will join HMC’s existing Enaya Specialized Care Centers, is expected to open in late 2019 and will have 67 beds. This inpatient specialized care center will provide an advanced care system for patients who are well enough to be discharged from hospital but still require specialized medical treatment that is often long term. It will expand the capacity of the current Enaya facilities while also providing more privacy for patients who require long-term medical care outside of the hospital setting.

In recent years, HMC has made major strides towards redefining continuing care in Qatar. In addition to the two existing Enaya Specialized Care Centers, the Corporation operates two community-based facilities in Muaither and a busy multi-disciplinary Home Healthcare Service which currently cares for thousands of patients across Qatar.

 

Background Information

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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