2,000 births at Al Wakrah Hospital in one year

January 02, 2014 - 6:58:37 am

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department aims at providing the safest and highest quality of care.

DOHA: Over one year 2,000 babies, including twins and triplets, were born in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Hamad Medical Corporation’s Al Wakrah Hospital (AWH).

Opened in December 2012, the department serves as a comprehensive clinical section within the hospital and consists of six specialised units to meet the individual medical requirements of expectant women as well as women with other gynaecology conditions.

Within a year, the Outpatient Unit has provided obstetric and gynaecology care to over 12,500 women, the Inpatient Unit to 3,000 and the Emergency Unit to over 10,500 patients.

“Our mission is to provide the safest and the highest quality of care to not just pregnant women but all women who are experiencing any kind of medical problems related to fertility and other general health issues pertinent to the reproductive system,” said Ghadeer Mustafa, Director of Nursing at AWH. 

“Qualified specialists, consultants, midwives and staff nurses are working round-the-clock to offer maternity services to all women who come to us.” 

Maternity services are provided at dedicated units within the department — the Inpatient Unit with 52 beds for obstetrics and gynaecology cases; the Outpatient Unit with 11 clinics and eight beds at a sub-division Day Care Unit which receives obstetrical and maternity cases; the Emergency Unit with 11 beds and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 25 beds. 

“We also have eight Labour and Delivery Rooms, each with  one bed for the mother and one for the baby in addition to an induction room, recovery room, and baby resuscitation room,” Mustafa said. 

“To address obstetric surgeries such as caesarian delivery, post-delivery complication or other kinds of required surgery, we have two operating theatres equipped with the most advanced diagnosis and treatment devices.” 

The department also offers patient and family counselling to new parents, women with specific conditions during pregnancy, and women suffering from other reproductive health illnesses and conditions.

On December 8, the department introduced an improved appointment system with the support of HMC’s Center for Health Improvement to enhance the appointment system for obstetrics and gynaecology services. 

“The new system aims at minimising the waiting time for patients in the Outpatient unit,” Mustafa said. The Peninsula

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