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Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City (HBKMC), Qatar

Client: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

Our role

ETL, as part of the masterplan team, was engaged in 2019 to develop the clinical services strategy for the entire organisation including the role of the proposed ambitious health district campus in central Doha.

ETL has led clinical strategic planning for HMC’s ambitious national masterplan since 2015. Currently this involves clinical planning for 2 major campuses, HBKMC and Al Daayan.

ETL’s contributions have included a high level capacity modelling exercise of key capacity indicators to ensure the tertiary centre was right sized to meet demand to 2042. It culminated in the development of clinical and functional briefs and schedules of accommodation for all the planned facilities.

ETL is leading the development of the clinical services strategy, working alongside architects and urban planners. In addition, ETL is providing key strategic advisory services for the overall delivery programme. Finally, ETL is providing design requirements and supporting design teams for each of the 2 sites with peer reviews.

The new £100m hospital maximises clinical space, while providing light and welcoming areas for patients. It has the capacity to host more than 220,000 appointments each year with facilities including ten procedure rooms for complex surgical treatments, more than 60 clinic and testing rooms, and hearing and balance rooms including specialist medical equipment.

Design standards framework

Our masterplan scope includes creating HMC’s design standards framework (DSF) alongside a multidisciplinary team of engineers and architects. This includes strategic clinical guidance, operational policies, clinical and functional briefing and an innovative modular system of schedules of accommodation, fully loaded exemplar room designs and room data sheets.
Additional elements include relationship diagrams and clinical flows, and content for design requirements covering functionality, quality, safety and resilience.

All of these derive from stakeholder consultation, extensive international research, and subject matter expert contributions.

The DSF is a live, regularly updated online resource.

Relevant knowledge and experience applied to this project:

  • Knowledge of leading-edge models of care
  • Experience of International and Middle East health care systems
  • Technology assessment skills
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