Expansion of pediatric services at Al Wakra Hospital
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) announced the launch of a dedicated service at Al Wakra Hospital (AWH) for pediatric day case surgery.
This compliments the pre-existing suite of services at the hospital including Pediatric Emergency, Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Outpatients. The service will deliver routine day surgery for children aged six months and over.
From the launch of this service, the majority of routine pediatric day surgeries will take place at AWH instead of Hamad General Hospital (HGH). This is part of Hamad’s overall plan to bring more services closer to the community. During this time, the aim is to minimize pediatric day surgeries at HGH for all but the most complex cases. This will also free up space to enable the continued development and expansion of services at HGH for the future.
This service expansion is the latest in a range of initiatives at HMC that aim to increase capacity and ensure services are able to be delivered at the optimum effectiveness, providing the best possible patient experience, in order to meet the needs of the growing population.