Posted on January 17, 2016

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in collaboration with the Childhood Cultural Center recently inaugurated a small library for children at Hamad General Hospital (HGH)’s Pediatric Continuity Clinic. 

The library was installed as part of an ongoing cooperation between HMC and the Childhood Cultural Center and in order to foster a love of reading among children visiting the clinic, according to HMC’s Chief Communications Officer Ali Al Khater. The library is attractively designed to encourage children to read, and offers books, magazines and educational toys. The initiative also aims to increase the children’s knowledge and enable them to develop their language skills and creativity, as well as to engage in fun and entertaining activities during their visits.

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"The provision of this library is part of our campaign ‘I read’ launched by the Center in 2012. We provided the library to a group of institutions, most notably HMC which has always fully supported efforts to bring happiness and improve the quality of life of their patients, especially children," said Abdullah Hamid Al-Mulla, Director of Public Relations of the Childhood Cultural Center. The children also received gifts during the library’s inauguration.

The Pediatric Continuity Clinic officially opened in November 2015 at HGH’s Outpatient Department to provide patient-centered care for children. The clinic enables each patient to stay in one assigned treatment room where the patient’s nurse, pediatric specialist or medical resident comes to them, so that the patient does not have to move around from place to place. With eight themed treatment rooms, the clinic is open Sunday to Thursday from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

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