This is an especially exciting time for health care provision in Qatar, with a recent major restructuring of the health system and a large scale expansion of health care services.
Hamad General Hospital (HGH) has one of the busiest emergency departments in the world, treating up to 1,500 daily.
A comprehensive review of HGHE's practices in early 2012 led to improvement recommendations based on international best practice standards which are being implemented by a globally recognized multi professional team.
The medical team is being led by a new Chairman, eminent Australian Academic Professor Peter Cameron who is also President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) and Dr Don MacKechnie, past vice president of the UK College of Emergency Medicine, who has been appointed Director of Emergency and Acute Medicine Transformation.
HGHE has thirteen distinct clinical areas including a "See & Treat" area, introduced in 2011 to provide care for less seriously ill patients, short stay units, urgent care areas, resuscitation and trauma rooms. This model has resulted in better streaming of patients and reduced congestion in HGHE and throughout the hospital. Application for level one trauma center status, accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is in process.