Posted on February 03, 2014

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Hamad General Hospital (HGH) launched the Hamad Injury Prevention Program (HIPP) as a research initiative to improve public health and safety. The program is an integral part of the trauma service in Qatar and a net result of the research carried out by the trauma leadership at HGH, looking at the most common and high risk incidents. They then translated the data to prioritize cases for interventions.

Dr.  Ahmad Masoud Zarour, Consultant in the Surgery Department at HMC said, “The Injury Prevention  Program provides a valuable service to our patients and contributes  to saving lives, through effective treatment and management.”

Dr. Hassan Ali Saoud Al Thani, Senior Consultant in the Surgery Department at HMC said: “We are extremely proud of our team for implementing this successful program to add to HMC’s accomplishments. The Injury Invention Program will hopefully reduce injuries and improve patient outcomes.”

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The Trauma Service was established by the leadership of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to develop a comprehensive, integrated, data driven trauma care system for the State of Qatar. The Service has created a more organized framework for the delivery of care to deliver a more streamlined process and improve patient outcomes. It is made up of three main components:

1) Clinical Service

2) Education

3) Trauma Registry

For the Trauma Registry to succeed, it is necessary to have appropriate resource allocation, quality input and research. The Trauma Injury Prevention Program, led by Dr. Rafael Consunji, Injury Prevention Consultant, and the Trauma Research Unit led by Dr. Ayman El-Menyar, Trauma Research Consultant, support the success of the Registry, reduce the burden of trauma and improve patient outcomes.

The Program recently won in the Research Category of the HMC Stars of Excellence Reward and Recognition program. A total of 250 projects were submitted to the Stars of Excellence program to compete in the three categories of Health, Education and Research. The Star of Excellence Award was given to the ‘HGH Injury Prevention Program for Translating Research into Public Safety’ because it contributed to the improvement of the overall health service delivery, enhanced the patient experience and met HMC’s unifying goal to provide the safest, most effective and most compassionate healthcare to the people of Qatar.

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