Ahead of the official opening of three new hospitals in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City next year, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI) on Wednesday welcomed its first patient to its outpatient clinics.
This precedes the official opening of the new dedicated rehabilitation facility which will take place once a comprehensive range of services and therapies have been established.
For now, the QRI will house a few outpatient clinics which are being relocated from Rumailah Hospital. These include physical medicine and rehabilitation, speech therapy, adult neuro-occupational therapy and adult neuro-physiotherapy clinics.
Additional clinics and services will also be gradually phased in ahead of the official opening of QRI, Women's Wellness and Research Center and the Ambulatory Care Center next year.
Mahmoud al Raisi, chief of HMC's Continuing Care Group, who was present to witness the start of outpatient operations at QRI, said:"I am proud to be here on the day we start to welcome our first patient to this impressive facility. An increasing number of services will be phased in over the coming months in preparation for the official opening of all our three new hospitals in Medical City next year.
"So, there is a sense of excitement of what is to come. As the largest rehabilitation hospital in the region and as more and more clinical services and therapies services are launched over the next year, the range offered by the QRI will be unprecedented in Qatar."
Once fully operational, QRI will offer five main rehabilitation programmes -- Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Pain Management and Paediatric Rehabilitation.
These programmes are made up of clinical and therapy services such as hydrotherapy, music therapy, driving assessment and prosthetics and orthotics.
Services are selected and adapted according to each patient's needs by multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and therapists who work together to deliver a personalised package of advanced rehabilitation services which are tailored to each patient's individual needs.
Commenting on the quality of care at the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, the facility's CEO Prof Gisli Einarsson said,"The care offered by the QRI and the rest of our new hospitals will revolutionise healthcare delivery in Qatar. By not only increasing capacity and improving services but also providing each of our patients with a personalised rehabilitation treatment plan, we can ensure they receive the very best care and the best possible recovery outcome."
Source Credit: Qatar Tribune