New trauma hospital planned in Qatar
Doha, May 11, 2014
Qatar is set to construct a 1,100 bed mass casualty trauma hospital in the north of capital Doha by 2022, said a report.
Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal) is floating a new tender for the construction of the hospital project, which is part of a new “medical city” to be built on a site in Duhail, next to Qatar University, reported the Gulf Times.
It will be a trauma level 1 unit – a complete trauma care system that will be open 24 hours a day and staffed by general and specialist surgeons. The construction is set to start in early 2015, the report added.
The project is being jointly developed by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
Trauma cases are being currently handled by Hamad General Hospital in central Doha, which has specialists in trauma, emergency medicine and critical care, among other disciplines.
According to SCH’s annual report in 2012, 11 new hospitals and medical research facilities are expected to be built in the country by 2022.
Other new facilities include a women’s hospital; an ambulatory and minimally-invasive surgery hospital; a communicable diseases hospital; a neuroscience institute; and a new cancer hospital.