Significant changes lie ahead for the healthcare sector in Qatar.
Patient expectations for the best possible services continue to rise; legislation to introduce an insurance-based model for healthcare has been passed; new facilities will be opened and innovative new services will be provided.
HMC has begun a major journey of expansion and quality improvement of its clinical services, workforce and facilities in recent years to best prepare for the challenges ahead.
HMC is committed to continuing to invest and transform in order to meet the healthcare needs of a rapidly growing population. HMC is a forward-thinking organization that blends the best elements of Qatari values, innovation and skills, with high calibre international expertise. HMC's aim is to deliver the best and safest clinical care in the region with high patient satisfaction rates.
The backdrop to these transformational changes is a rapidly expanding population in Qatar. The nation has seen continued growth over the past few decades. In the ten years since 2002 the population grew from 740,000 to 1.8 million. With investment in Qatar set to continue, and the increasing demand for expatriate workers, the nation's growth is expected to continue for many years. According to the Qatar Statistics Authority, the total population is forecast to reach 2.5 million by 2020.