HMC Trauma System Receives Prestigious International Reaccreditation

Hamad Medical Corporations (HMC) Trauma System has been successfully reaccredited by Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and awarded the Trauma Distinction Award of Excellence.

The three-year accreditation endorses the quality and safety of the care provided by the entire system and follows the Trauma Systems initial accreditation by ACI in 2015, when HMC became the first trauma organization in the world to earn this recognition.

Achieving a Distinction indicates the organization has demonstrated national leadership in the provision of high-quality Trauma Services.

In Qatar, and the wider Gulf region, trauma is the leading cause of death and injury in the young adult population, and therefore, it was vitally important to ensure that the care we provide to patients with traumatic injuries is of the very highest international standards.

Head of Trauma and Vascular Services at HMC Dr. Sheikh Hassan Al-Thani said, “HMCs Trauma System provides comprehensive care for trauma patients including pre-hospital care, emergency care in the Trauma Center, and advanced rehabilitation services. We have worked hard to ensure we meet the very highest international standards and this accreditation is an important external endorsement of our achievements”.

“In 2022, for the fourth consecutive year, the HMC Trauma Program has demonstrated a mortality rate lower than North American counterparts participating in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) Benchmark Report; concurrent clinical trials reflect these same findings.” Medical Director of Trauma at Hamad General Hospital Dr. Sandro Rizoli said the Hamad Trauma Surgery Section provides the full spectrum of care for more than 3000 victims of moderate to severe trauma in Qatar annually.

“The Trauma Systems role is providing life-saving treatment, through the Ambulance Service and Trauma Center, as well as the work done by the rehabilitation teams to maximize these patients recovery, which is of great importance to Qatars population,” he said.

Source: Qatar News Agency