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Qatar hospital plans hailed as best in the Gulf

Medical City project will include four hospitals, completion scheduled for 2012.

A multi-billion dollar healthcare project planned for completion in Qatar in 2012 will be the best in the Gulf region, developers have promised.

The HMC Hospital facility at the Medical City, which is being managed and supervised by US-based Hill International, is expected to become the leading hospital in the region and beyond for the treatment of children, women and long term care as well as rehabilitation.

Hill International strategic development senior vice president, Tim Judge, said the project would include four different hospitals – children’s hospital, women’s hospital, the physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital and skilled nursing facility, Gulf Times reported on Thursday.

The children’s hospital will accommodate approximately 250 beds together with an emergency department, radiology, out-patients clinics, in-patient surgical suite and paediatric cardiac catheterisation unit, the paper added.

The women’s hospital will offer 200 beds with 16 labour delivery rooms and three cesarian section operating rooms while the physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital will have five floors each with two 20-patient room units plus an adult hydro-therapy unit consisting of one large pool area, two pool rooms.

The skilled nursing facility will have capacity for 270 beds and all four hospitals will share a car park for more than 1,100 cars.

The site will also have other ancillary buildings including a nurses club, staff club, two mosques and an education centre.

Construction work on the nurses club, education centre and Friday mosque started on January 24.

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