Officials of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on Tuesday stressed that the opening of the newly expanded Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) would help deliver the best possible care to patients.
The state-of-the-art SICU offers a higher level of care than a standard ICU, so patients who have had more complex surgeries can receive the highest standard of post-operative care from staff trained in specialist post-surgical care.
The SICU also cares for patients with life-threatening conditions as well as severely ill patients requiring frequent monitoring and potential intervention or ventilation.
The state-of-the-art SICU offers a higher level of care than a standard ICU.
Mohamed Hussein al-Kubaisi : "More patients will benefit from advanced post-operative care in a world-class healing environment".
“Our new SICU cares for some of our sickest and most vulnerable patients and the expanded SICU is a key component of our surgical service facility at Hamad General Hospital. The official opening of the expanded SICU means that more patients will benefit from advanced post-operative care in a world-class healing environment,” said Mohamed Hussein al-Kubaisi, deputy chief, managing director's office, HMC.
"Our population has grown significantly in recent years, resulting in increasing numbers of patients relying on our specialised services, including our surgical services. This state-of-the-art SICU has been designed with our patients and their families in mind and will accommodate the growth of our surgical programmes. It will also allow us to offer even better care to some of our sickest patients. Today’s official opening demonstrates our commitment to not only expanding our capacity but also to providing high-quality, world-class facilities and healthcare to the people of Qatar,” said Ali al-Khater, chief communications officer, Corporate Communications Department.
“The new facility will help provide the best care for patients. This is a major step on our road to providing better care, and there are other major projects to be completed soon as well. We have plans for more projects and there will be other new openings soon,” added Dr Moustafa al-Khalil, senior consulatant and head of the Crsnio-Maxillofacial Surgery Department, HMC.