More than 20,000 visit new Medical City hospitals

The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced that more than 20,000

outpatient visits were recorded between June and August this year at its

new Medical City hospitals, which are at the heart of the biggest

healthcare facilities expansion in the region.

In recent months the three hospitals – the Qatar Rehabilitation

Institute (QRI), the Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC), and the Women’s

Wellness and Research Centre (WWRC) – have started to deliver a number

of inpatient and outpatient services.

The QRI, one of the region’s largest tertiary rehabilitation hospitals

dedicated to delivering personalised, patient-centred, rehabilitative

care, was the first new Medical City hospital to open its doors.

Thousands of patients have benefited from the state-of-the-art

facilities and care offered at the hospital’s outpatient clinics,

including physical medicine and rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, speech

therapy, adult neuro occupational therapy, adult neuro physiotherapy,

and day rehabilitation.

Since March, the facility has also cared for a number of inpatients.

The ACC, which when fully open will offer day care surgery to thousands

of patients each year, has also opened a number of new clinics in recent

months, including outpatient podiatry services.

Like the QRI, the ACC has seen a growing demand for its services.

Patients are now benefiting from care delivered at various ACC clinics,

including the Digestive and Liver Disease, and Digestive Endoscopy


Urology services have also successfully relocated from the Hamad General

Hospital to the ACC, and the number of patients being treated in the

new location grows each week.

The WWRC, which will be one of the largest tertiary hospitals in the

region once fully open, is currently serving outpatients at its

uro-gynaecology, gynaecology-oncology, and colposcopy and hormone

replacement therapy clinics as well as the newborn screening unit.

Dr Abdulla al-Ansari, acting chief medical officer for the HMC, said

that the new facilities are helping to transform the care delivered to


He said: “In recent months we have seen more and more services delivered

from the wonderful new hospitals in Medical City, with thousands of

patients being treated in what are world-class facilities supplied with

the latest and most advanced equipment.

“The new services are designed to provide a safe and friendly

environment to our patients and their families, in line with HMCs vision

of patient-centred care.”

HMC chief of healthcare facilities Hamad al-Khalifa said: “Since

welcoming the first outpatients to Qatar Rehabilitation Institute late

last year, we have seen an increasing number of clinics and services

relocating to our new Medical City hospitals.

“This increase in activity and expansion of services will continue over

the following year as we deliver on our promise to bring world-class

facilities to the people of Qatar.”

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