• 1/11/2015

    ​Patients across our network of hospitals were recently treated to several days of celebrations in recognition of Qatar National Day (QND). 

    Hanan Al Kuwari, PhD, HMC’s Managing Director, joined the celebrations visiting a number of hospitals and departments, taking time to meet with staff, patients and visitors. She also visited our pavilion at Darb El Saai, where she toured various sections and interacted with visiting school children.
    A traditional Qatari tent, featuring local artifacts, henna design and face painting, welcomed patients and members of the public to HGH’s Outpatient Department where sweets and juice were served.
    The Help Desk at Women’s Hospital, located in the main entrance, was decorated and a screen showing historical clips about Qatar and National Day activities was set up. Traditional food and drinks, as well as henna design, were also available.
    Patients and visitors at Rumailah Hospital were treated to Qatari hospitality with coffee, dates, chocolates and desserts. ‘Ardah’– a Qatari traditional dance troupe - entertained patients, visitors and staff.
    At Heart Hospital, food and drinks were served throughout the day and a large billboard was placed in the main lobby for patients and visitors to share their QND well wishes. A social gathering hall allowed patients and visitors to sit and take photos commemorating the day.
    Many patients and their families, as well as residents of Al Wakra, spent time at a cultural tent set up within the hospital’s garden; hospital staff organized a number of exciting activities, including games, face painting and giveaways for children. Staff from Al Wakra hospital was on hand, offering souvenirs and flags to visitors.
    A three-day celebration, including presenting QND souvenirs to patients and their families, was held at Al Khor Hospital to mark QND.
    Whilst The Cuban Hospital held a special function to celebrate the day with speeches and poetry presentation from students of Dukhan Independent School, the hospital also hosted Qatari traditional dancers and organized a poetry recitation from Qatari poets, children’s entertainment, including a trampoline park, and giveaways. A health corner, educating patients and visitors about diabetes and hypertension, as well as screening for the conditions, was also organized.