Greater access to quality maternity services with The Cuban Hospital
Women and families living in and around Dukhan increasingly prefer to avail of the maternity services at Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) The Cuban Hospital (TCH) due to the hospital’s reputation for providing evidence-based care, as well as the advantages of convenience and shorter waiting times.
Officially opened in 2012, TCH is staffed with experienced healthcare professionals from Cuba and serves the growing population of Dukhan and surrounding communities. Its services are being supported by HMC’s main Women’s Hospital in partnership with the Women and Newborn Health Network initiative. TCH offers obstetrical and gynecological services ranging from outpatient to emergency, surgical and neonatology care, providing an integrated system of care that is based on international best practices.
The strategy to provide expectant mothers with additional options for care has led to 25 percent of all babies born across the HMC network being delivered at these general hospitals.
According to Professor David Barlow, HMC’s Director of Women Services and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology Services at Women’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital deliveries decreased from 18,000 in 2013 to 16,000 in 2014 due to an increase in deliveries at HMC’s secondary hospitals, including TCH, Al Khor Hospital and Al Wakra Hospital. The strategy to provide expectant mothers with additional options for care has led to 25 percent of all babies born across the HMC network being delivered at these general hospitals.
To book an appointment at the hospital, a referral or letter from a primary care doctor on the clinic letterhead can be faxed to telephone number +974-40157770 or scanned and emailed to Referral_Cuban@hamad.qa. A member of the bookings team will contact the patient within 1-2 working days. Patients who require more highly specialized care may be required to visit Women’s Hospital or other appropriate specialist centers within the HMC network.