The emergency departments at Hamad Medical Corporation have achieved progress in terms of response time rates for delivering healthcare services to patients.
HMC Emergency Department head Dr Aftab Mohamed Omar said that the corporation’s emergency sections received more than 700,000 admissions in 2022.
He stated that the efforts made to improve the level of care provided to patients in the HMC’s emergency sections have contributed to reducing the median waiting time for patients to be seen by a doctor to less than one hour from arrival.
Dr Omar noted that all emergency departments operate around the clock, seven days a week, with a medical team comprising consultant physicians and specialists, who are scheduled according to patient volumes throughout the day.
"The HMC’s Emergency Department closely monitors all developments at HMC facilities and takes great efforts to provide the best healthcare for emergency patients in all HMC hospitals at HMC," he said.
The official also emphasised that all emergency sections have witnessed expansions in recent years to accommodate the increasing number of visitors and to deliver advanced medical services in line with the best global emergency medicine practices.
"The paediatric emergency departments have achieved numerous accomplishments” with the HMC paediatric emergency receiving over 600,000 annual visits in recent years, said HMC Paedriatrics Department chief Dr Mohamed al-Amri.
“This is one of the highest numbers in the region," he said.
Dr al-Amri also said that the HMC provides all the latest medical equipment in the field of paediatrics for the pediatric emergency departments.
These equipment aid medical staff during critical interventions and in diagnosing children's conditions.
Additionally, paediatric emergency departments offer ultrasound imaging for any child whose condition requires it.
The Hamad General Hospital also has MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and a high level of intensive care for critically ill children who require specialised care.
HMC Trauma and Emergency Centre