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.”