Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has said it is about to complete a project to renovate and furnish the department of operations and sterilisation at Palestine Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) hospital, Al-Quds branch.
With a total budget of $511,300 (around QR1,866,245), the project was initiated in 2018 and is now 85% complete, QRCS has said in a statement.
Cladding sheets installed
The project involves renovating the department of operations and sterilisation, reconstructing the power system, installing an elevator connecting the operations and sterilisation units, and providing the operations unit with medical equipment to be used in surgeries.
This includes the operating light, operating table, stretcher, patient bed, vital signs monitor, suction machine, reverse osmosis (RO) system for central sterile services department (CSSD), anaesthesia trolley, CR Machine, fluid warmer and Mayo table.
With a total of 12,000 beneficiaries per year, the project is a major one implemented by QRCS’s representation office in Al-Quds, the statement notes. It is aimed at improving the hospital’s capacity to provide essential health services for the people of Al-Quds.
Once complete, the project will help the hospital obtain licensing, as the operations department had not been renovated since 1985.
Both QRCS and PRCS are working together on the project, in order to develop the hospital’s performance, meet the applicable quality standards, alleviate the suffering of Palestinian citizens, and reduce the need to travel to other countries for healthcare.
Established in 1953, the PRCS hospital in Al-Quds is a leading healthcare provider in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, performing 1,000 surgeries per month and 3,500 deliveries per year. It has a capacity of 40 beds, two outpatient clinics, the ambulance and emergency department, and volunteers department.
The hospital is holder of ISO 9001:2008 and Joint Commission International accreditation. With 250 staff members, it has a preterm baby intensive care unit as well as the city’s only ambulance and emergency department managed by a national society.