HMC emergency, inpatient services to remain open during Eid holidays
May 29 2019 10:15 PM
Ali al-Khater
Ali al-Khater

Doha

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced its operating hours for the Eid Al Fitr holidays. All emergency and inpatient services across HMC’s network of hospitals will operate as usual, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

“Every day across our hospital network our teams deliver high-quality care to many thousands of patients, and this Eid will be no different. Our outpatient departments will close for Eid, but clinical teams across our hospitals will continue to provide the highest levels of patient care in our Emergency Departments and across many essential services throughout the holiday period. On behalf of everyone at HMC, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and healthy Eid,” said Ali Abdullah al-Khater, chief communications officer at HMC.

HMC’s main emergency departments at Hamad General Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital, The Cuban Hospital and Al Khor Hospital will all remain open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Heart Hospital’s Emergency Department (for cardiac patients only), the National Center for Cancer Care and Research’s (NCCCR) Urgent Care Center (for patients with symptoms associated with ongoing cancer treatments), and the Women’s Wellness and Research Center’s Emergency Department (for obstetrical or gynaecological emergencies) will also operate as per normal timings. Dialysis services will also operate as per normal timings, as will Paediatric Emergency Centers, which will remain open 24-hours a day, seven days a week for medical emergencies involving patients under the age of 14 years.

The majority of Outpatient Departments (OPD) will be closed from Sunday, June 2 and will re-open on Sunday, June 9. When OPD clinics are open, they will be supported by administrative and clinical support services, including pharmacies.

Outpatient Clinics at NCCCR will be closed from June 2 until 6 and a limited number of clinics will open from 10am to 12 noon on June 2, 3, and 6 for patients with urgent medical needs. The NCCCR’s Radiotherapy Unit will remain open during its regular hours of 7am to 3pm, Sunday to Thursday. The Day Care Unit will be closed on June 4 and 5.

The Heart Hospital’s non-invasive OPD services will be open on June 2 and 3 but closed from June 4 to 6.

The Communicable Diseases Center will operate morning clinics from 8am to 12 noon on June 5 and 6 and evening clinics from 3.30pm to 7.30pm on June 2, 3, and 5.

Al Khor Hospital will re-open all outpatient clinics on June 11.

Patients requiring information about clinic operating hours, scheduled appointments, or wishing to change their appointment, can call the Hamad Customer Service Center on 16060. Nesma’ak will be closed on June 4, 5, and 6 and will resume regular operating hours June 7 at 2pm.



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