Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC)) opened a new eight-bed ambulatory dialysis unit at Muaither Health Center, as part of a joint initiative between the two institutions to bring life-changing services closer to patients.
Head of Nephrology at HMC Dr. Hassan Al Malki said that the new ambulatory dialysis unit is a unique collaboration between HMC and PHCC to offer patients more convenient access to dialysis services at Primary Healthcare Centers, Dr. Al Malki added that the dialysis unit can accommodate eight outpatients at a time with morning and evening shifts, three days a week.
The Muaither unit is one of four dialysis units established for kidney patients. The PHCC Al Wakra collaboration began in 2001 with 10 stations, with gradual extensions the facility offers 23 stations.
A second location at PHCC Al Shehaniya was initiated in 2009 and today houses 12 stations. Meanwhile a dialysis unit at the Al Shamal PHCC has 10 stations for patients.
Executive Director of Operations at PHCC, Dr. Samya Ahmad Al Abdulla, said that the unit will play a crucial role in improving access to dialysis services, enabling patients to receive this regular treatment closer to their homes, ultimately enhancing the overall quality of care for our patients.
Related Story