Hamad Medical Corporation

Doha, Qatar


General Information

Located in the heart of Doha, the capital city of Qatar, HMC consists of three hospitals:

Hamad General Hospital was commissioned in 1982 and since has gained an International reputation as a teaching and referral center. It is certified by the American Hospital Association and provides medical and surgical sub-specialties to a population of more than 600,000 people. The facility has a capacity of approximately 660 beds and utilizes the most state of the art medical and surgical equipment to keep current with the rapid new development in medicine.

Women's Hospital was commissioned in 1988; it provides medical and surgical care to the female population. Its bed capacity is about 330 beds. It boasts a high rate in specialized In-Vitro Fertilization and Neo-Natal care. The number of deliveries is about 10,000 per annum and prenatal mortality rate of about 12.8 per 1000 births.

Rumailah Hospital was commissioned in 1956 and renovated in 1997; it houses more than 300 beds for Geriatrics and Physical Rehabilitation Medicine patients. The grounds of the Hospital compound also house the Burn and Plastic Unit, Dental Clinic, Special Education School for the handicapped and developmentally disabled, TB Unit, Dermatology and Venereology Clinic.


Medical Services

Hamad General Hospital. The Medical Department provides a wide range of services in: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Haematology/Oncology, Neurology, Chest & Pulmonary Disease, Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology, Medical ICU and a Renal Dialysis Unit. On the other hand the Surgery Department has eight operating theatres, a recovery room and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). Surgical specialties include General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Ophthalmology and ENT. The Outpatient Department consists of 52 specialty clinics and 15 sub-clinical services. Patients have to get a referral from the Primary Health Centres or an accredited private physician before they can get an appointment at the OPD.

Women's Hospital. Provides a wide range of Obstetrics and Gynaecology services, infertility treatments. This facility also provides services for newborns at a state of the art NICU at three levels: Intermediate, intensive and isolation.

Rumailah Hospital. Currently a Rehabilitation Center for physically and mentally challenged adult and paediatric patients. But, this facility also offers a wide range of services as: Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology, Dental Services, Geriatrics, TB Treatment Unit, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation including: Prosthetics/Orthotics, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Special Education, etc. The facility also offers services at Burns Unit, Plastic Surgery, Pharmacy, Outpatients Department, Social Services, etc.


Transportation

Shuttle buses operate at intervals between housing and the hospital. Also, transportation is provided to go shopping.


Housing

Overseas employment contracts provide a housing allowance or free accommodations based on family, single or shared status according to salary grade and type of contract.

The Personnel Department oversees housing requirements and maintenance as well as travel arrangements for all staff members. Corporation offers a fully furnished Nurses' Hostel facility for single female nurses with overseas contracts. The hostel is located in a compound next to Hamad General Hospital and accommodates more than 600 staff nurses. The facility includes recreation rooms, tennis courts, swimming pool, car park, first aid clinic, free laundry and bus shuttle service.


Contract and Benefits information

Employment contracts are open-ended and staffs is encouraged to stay as long as they can. The standard working week is Sunday through Thursday and is 48 hour; the number of hours in a shift varies somewhat from department to department.

There is NO INCOME Tax in the State of Qatar; therefore no taxes are deducted from employees' paycheck.

Hamad Medical Corporation offers unique career opportunities to gain hands-on-experience in the field of medicine by using the most advanced medical technology equipment.

HMC offers many outstanding and attractive staff privileges such as:

  • New health care program
  • Transportation allowance
  • Interest free car/furniture loans
  • 30/40 days annual or bi-annual paid leave
  • 10% shift allowance
  • Educational assistance
  • End of Service Benefit.
  • Air Tickets, All overseas senior staff recruits and their families (up to 3 children under 18 years of age) are entitled to an annual free air passage to their home country. Junior staff recruits are offered free air passage once every 2 years.

Recreation Services for Employees

Many expatriates love the simple life style of the desert in Qatar; beautiful beaches and sand dunes attract the adventurous few that enjoy the novelty of camping in the desert. The majority of the population lives in the city - Doha. The City has many fine restaurants, which cater to international food flavours and tastes. Direct telephone, Internet, mobile GSM, and satellite TV dialing to most countries of the world link Qatar.

The Cafeteria located on the ground floor of Hamad General Hospital; serves a variety of dishes and caters to the many tastes of the different nationalities at very reasonable prices. Hours of operation are:

  • 6:30am to 8:00am for breakfast
  • 1:30pm to 3:30pm for lunch
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm for dinner

Qatar National Bank maintains a branch and an ATM machine is located in the lobby of HGH. The bank offers various banking services to all HMC staff, visitors and patients. The bank is open to the public for business everyday from 7:30am. - 1:15pm Including Thursdays. ATM is available 24 hours a day.

Gift Shops are located in the lobbies of all HMC hospitals. For the convenience of patients, staff, and visitors, the shops are open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm.

Mail is delivered twice a day to the different HMC Hospital departments, sections, and units on the hospital floors. Outgoing internal mail is collected twice a day and overseas mail is posted regularly twice a day

Places of Worship are designated on each floor of Hamad General Hospital (HGH) for Muslims to perform prayers. Also, separate mosques are located within HGH; next to the Women's Hospital; and Rumailah Hospital.

Staff Clinic, provides outpatient services to all staff that fall sick during working hours; Accident and Emergency services are offered 24 hours a day.

Health Science Library, open from 7:00am to 11:00pm. It is opened to all medical personnel in the State of Qatar; the library offers a range of materials. To name a few is Internet online service, Medline CD-ROM access to medical articles published worldwide, video and audio medical and health programs, the latest medical textbooks, medical and health periodicals, magazines and references.


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