Hamad Hospital to open new emergency building, four times bigger than old

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Hamad General Hospital (HGH)’s new Emergency Services building, which is four times bigger than the old building, will be open to public this year, QNA has reported.

The total area of the emergency building is about 30 thousand square meters, split between the 27 thousand square meters of the new building and about three thousand square meters of the old building that will be redeveloped.

The new building consists of four floors and 297 treatment rooms. This makes the new facility one of the region’s largest specialized emergency care.

The new building will also include 14 operating rooms and 23 rooms for diagnostic radiology of various types. The facility will also have multi-storey parking capacity for 798 cars and emergency helipad.

It provides diagnostic and therapeutic services through qualified and trained medical and nursing staff.

The new emergency services building is linked through passageways with Hamad General Hospital buildings and other private facilities dedicated for patients and their families.

The new building is located opposite Hamad emergency General Hospital’s existing emergency room and will provide a comprehensive package of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for emergency cases, including short-stay rooms, a rapid treatment unit and a Hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The project also has the capacity to handle disasters. It includes a training centre, education and administrative services as well as diagnostic radiology and laboratory for analysis and pharmacy.

Routes linking the new building with other parts of the hospital will be created to ensure more efficient patient transport, including a direct route connecting the building and the adjacent new operating theaters building and the intensive care unit of Hamad General Hospital.

Hamad’s emergency is one of the busiest emergency services centre in the country, registering 429 thousand visits last year. The annual number of visits to all emergency departments of Hamad Medical Corporation reached 1.2 million in 2018. Emergency visits recorded a 2.2 per cent increase between 2016 and 2018. emergency checkups, treatment and departure were conducted within four hours of entry for about 79 percent of those who sought emergency care.

Published on 17 February 2019

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