HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari visited patients and staff at Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Enaya Specialised Care Center on Monday and inspected the construction of the new building for Sports and Social Activities Support Fund (Daam). 
Last year, Dr al- Kuwari and HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani, Qatar Central Bank governor and chairman of the Board of Directors of Daam, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Daam Specialised Care Center. 
The donation from Daam covers all the costs to retrofit and commission the new facility, which has already commenced construction in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.
The new facility, which will join HMC’s existing Enaya Specialised Care Centers, is expected to open in late 2019 and will have 67 beds.
This inpatient specialised care centre will provide an advanced care system for patients who are well enough to be discharged from hospital but still require specialised medical treatment that is often long term.
It will expand the capacity of the current Enaya facilities while also providing more privacy for patients who require long-term medical care outside of the hospital setting.
Opened in early 2015, the Enaya Specialised Care Center provides an advanced care system for long-term patients with chronic illnesses and degenerative diseases that restrict their ability to care for themselves. The facility offers a healing environment with over 150 patient beds, state-of-the-art facilities, and round-the-clock monitoring and treatment from specialist nurses and doctors.
“The care that our teams at Enaya are providing is so important to patients and their families. Dedicated care teams provide specialised medical care while also working to enhance the ability of patients to function independently, to engage more with family and friends, and where possible, to bring a sense of normalcy into patients’ lives. Our plans to expand Qatar’s community-based care facilities in 2019 with the opening of the Daam Specialised Care Center will ensure we can continue to provide patient-centered medical care to even more people in the future,” said Dr al-Kuwari.
In recent years, HMC has made major strides towards redefining continuing care in Qatar. In addition to the two existing Enaya Specialised Care Centers, HMC operates two community-based facilities in Muaither and a busy multi-disciplinary Home Healthcare Service which cares for thousands of patients across Qatar.