Provide Emergency and Trauma Services for Unprecedented Volumes

Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

In the midst of rapid population growth and plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, CannonDesign completed a rigorous assessment of Hamad Medical Corporation’s emergency and trauma services – ultimately preparing them to see nearly 500,000 adult patients a year in the emergency department. Using a combination of available population data, global expertise in utilization, and demand and localized impact factors, the team created a sophisticated population forecast that projected future-state trauma, emergency, and observation volumes for the nation of Qatar. The result: a detailed 10-year volume forecast that informed plans for operations and facilities design.

Cognizant of the many different social, economic, and infrastructure variables that could impact the future state, recommendations for operational and facility planning include built-in flexibility for a broad range of patient volume and acuity scenarios. Outputs from this engagement provided Hamad Medical Corporation with the data and strategies to effectively treat the many patients that will come through the doors in the years ahead.