Posted on March 25, 2015

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is undertaking infrastructure upgrades and maintenance work at Hamad General Hospital (HGH) to ensure we provide the safest, most effective and compassionate care to our patients.

In order to facilitate these improvements to our facilities and services including enhancing and expanding our critical care services, HGH has undertaken essential maintenance work over two weekends. The final phase of this work will take place on 27 and 28 March, 2015 and some areas of the hospital will be without power for part of the day on both days. This work has been carefully planned by our engineering experts in partnership with our clinical teams so that we expect full power to be restored within hours to each area impacted.

To ensure minimal disruption to patients and visitors, we are taking measures to ensure we continue to provide seamless and high quality care to our patients. A portion of the HGH Emergency Department will be without power but will continue to take walk-in patients and trauma cases. However non-urgent cases transported by ambulance may be diverted to other hospitals in the HMC system. We would like to thank our patients and visitors for their support and understanding as we work to enhance our services and upgrade our facilities.