Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced that Women's Emergency Department at Al Wakra Hospital will be temporarily transferred to Paediatric Emergency Department at the same hospital. The Women's Emergency Department will continue to provide healthcare services to patients at the temporary location until some necessary expansion and renovation works are completed.
The intended works, which pertain to security and safety procedures at the hospital, are expected to last for two months starting February 8 after which services would resume as usual at the original location. Dr Lolwa al-Ansari, head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department at Al Wakra Hospital, stated that Women's Emergency Department treats 80-120 patients daily. It provides expectant women with urgent obstetric, gynaecologic and other medical emergencies healthcare services 24/7.
“Starting February 8, patients seeking care at the Department will have to proceed to Gate No. 6 instead of Gate No.2 to reach the temporary location. Services at the Paediatric Emergency Department will not be affected as it will be fully operational throughout the expansion and renovation works period. Women's Emergency patients will have a separate entrance,” Dr al-Ansari explained.
Suad al-Khulaiji, head of nursing at Women's Emergency Department at Al Wakra Hospital said that the transfer work, which includes the preparation of the emergency labour room, observation rooms, isolation room and registration counters, is currently underway.
“Medications for women will also be made available at the Paediatric Emergency Department Pharmacy. Clinical and nursing teams will move to the temporary location afterwards,” al-Khulaiji added.
The Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department at Al Wakra Hospital also provides expectant women with first class prenatal healthcare services which include care at the outpatient clinics, labour rooms, surgery, in addition to general obstetric and gynaecologic care. A high standard of patient and family privacy and confidentiality is adhered to throughout their healthcare path.