Qatar has invited prequalification bids to provide project construction management services for a mass casualty trauma hospital in the north of Doha. The new facility will form part of a new medical city to be built next to Qatar University.
The 1,100-bed hospital is slated for completion in 2022, one year later than initially scheduled, according to reports in local newspapers.
It will be a trauma Level One unit – a complete trauma care system that will be open 24 hours a day and staffed by general and specialist surgeons.
The project is being jointly developed by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). The tender was floated by Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal). Construction will begin in early 2015.
According to a SCH’s annual report in 2012, 11 new hospitals and medical research facilities are expected to be built in Qatar by 2022.
These include three hospitals dedicated to single, male labourers in Mesaieed, Ras Laffan and Doha’s industrial area, specialising in trauma and injury, occupational health and physiotherapy.
They are to be operated by private providers and slated to open next year.
Other new facilities include a new women’s hospital; an ambulatory and minimally-invasive surgery hospital; a communicable diseases hospital; a neuroscience institute; and a new cancer hospital.
Plans are also under way for two new medical commission centres and 18 new primary health-care centres. The paediatric urgent care centre at Al Saad is also scheduled for redevelopment.