The Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has informed that the newly built Hamad General Hospital Trauma and Emergency Department building is all set to be handed over to the Ministry of Public Health. Recalling that Ashghal launched the project in 2015, engineer AlHanof al-Emadi explained that the new building with advanced facilities will replace the current Trauma and Emergency Department at Hamad General Hospital.
With a total area of 30,000 sq m, the four-storey building is expected to offer advanced treatment for patients in need of emergency care. A total area of 27,000 sq m was newly constructed while 3,000 sq m of the previous Emergency Department was reconstructed.
Engineer AlHanof al-Emadi
“The new building consists of 348 rooms offering various treatment services. With the completion of the new project, the number of patients will be nearly four times more than usual,” al-Emadi said. The project, according to her, features short-stay rooms, a minor injury unit, hyperbaric chamber and trauma care unit. The new building also consists a training centre apart from facilities for management services.
The new building has diagnosis and treatment rooms, ENT clinics, ophthalmology, decontamination rooms, isolation rooms, triage and emergency assessment rooms , patient preparation and decontamination room.
As many as 250 rooms for screening and treatment of men and women are available in the building. So are a total of 14 operating rooms including trauma rooms, minor procedures rooms, isolation rooms and recovery rooms. Besides, rooms have been allocated for pharmacy, diagnostic radiology of various types, medical services and laboratories.
Ashghal has also set up a multi-level parking space. This is in addition to an emergency helipad that will serve both the new operating theatre building and the new building of accident and emergency care department of the hospital.
The Hamad General Hospital Trauma and Emergency Department building has met the criteria, set by Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). Solar energy is tapped for in-house water heating while natural sunlight through panoramic roof windows helps save electricity and disinfection. Arrangements have been made for rational consumption of water inside and outside the building. Ashghal has also set up growing green areas and landscapes around the building.
Ashghal has won two Sustainability Awards (2016) in health and education facilities by the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (Gord), the first performance-based system in the Mena region. Over the past year, Gord examined the designs of building projects -- educational and health buildings -- and conducted site visits to Ashghal’s projects to check whether the projects meet GSAS standards.