Sidra represents the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser who serves as its Chairperson. The high-tech facility will not only provide world-class patient care but will also help build Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources.
Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, Sidra features a main hospital building and a separate outpatient clinic. The main hospital will initially have 400 beds with infrastructure to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase.
Sidra opened its Outpatient Clinic on 1 May 2016 with the launch of three clinics – Dermatology, Pediatric General Surgery Consultation and Obstetrics. These clinics are supported by radiology, pathology, pharmacy and laboratory facilities. The Sidra Outpatient Clinic offers outpatient services for women and children through a referral based system in partnership with other healthcare providers in Qatar. More clinics and services will be rolled out over the course of 2016.
Sidra is also part of a dynamic research and education environment in Qatar and through strong partnerships with leading institutions around the world, Sidra is creating an intellectual ecosystem to help advance scientific discovery through investment in medical research.
Qatar is investing thoughtfully with the aim of providing the highest quality health care in the world. The state-of-the-art facility will not only provide world-class patient care, but will also help to build Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources.
Sidra encompass three essential missions:
- World-Class Patient Care
- Medical Education
- Biomedical Research
Based in Education City and as an entity of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – Sidra is part of a dynamic research and education environment. Education City includes leading international institutions such as Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University and HEC Paris as well as recently established national research centers like Qatar Biomedical Research Institute and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute.
Sidra will work closely with its academic partner Weill-Cornell Medicine in Qatar (WCM-Q) as well as other health and research institutions like Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Qatar Biobank in regard to all three missions – raising the standard of health care throughout the country and providing valuable opportunities for research and learning.
Vision and Mission
Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top academic medical centers in the world.
Sidra will provide patients with world class healthcare services in an innovative and ultramodern facility specially designed to promote healing. In particular, it will initially address the growing need for more comprehensive patient-focused medical services for women and children in Qatar and throughout the region.
In collaboration with the premier medical school in Education City – Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, leading research institutions worldwide, and Qatar’s health sector, Sidra will provide a diversity and quality of care conducive to training medical students and highly skilled clinicians and will be a pioneer in clinical and translational biomedical research of value to the population of Qatar and the world.
Message from Her Highness
Education City was born of the concept that education is the key to a nation’s future. Qatar has been blessed with many natural resources, but none as vital as our people. The universities and projects that populate Education City are therefore essential building blocks for us.
We have brought to Qatar leading degree programs in engineering, business administration, computer science, design, foreign service, and medicine – all disciplines that are critical to our ability to sustain the many advances we are making. And there are more universities to come.
The addition of Sidra Medical and Research Center to Education City is perhaps our most ambitious and far-reaching project to date. Not only will it allow our medical students to learn in one of the finest and most technologically advanced facilities anywhere, but it will provide healthcare of the highest global standards to the people of Qatar and the Gulf region.
As a fundamental element of its design, it will provide specialty care for women and children to help nurture and protect our families – the heart of our culture. Moreover, Sidra’s biomedical research center will open a significant new chapter in Qatar’s history, allowing us to contribute to the discovery of scientific knowledge in regard to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious illnesses that afflict people here and around the world.
From the beauty of its architecture and healing gardens to its cutting-edge technology and luxurious interior, Sidra will embody Education City’s reputation for quality and excellence.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chair of Sidra Medical and Research Center
The architecture of Sidra Medical and Research Center combines cutting-edge technology with an incandescent design that both reflects and celebrates the sky.
Housed in a modern structure of steel, glass and white ceramic tile Sidra has been purposefully designed to be a benchmark for healing environments throughout the world. The dramatic design and landscaping includes three spectacular atriums that serve as indoor healing gardens – a unique feature that all patients will be able to view from their rooms and that will allow them to benefit from fresh air during the cooler months. The building also incorporates water features in the lobby and drop-off areas and a comprehensive art collection.
The towering atriums divide the sweeping facility into sections and accentuate the dedicated entrances for the different services.
Connected by an enclosed walkway, a state-of-the-art biomedical research center will be situated in the clinic building to the west of the main building. Plans call for construction of the initial clinic building in the first phase, with a second clinic building – a mirror image – to be built later. The historic house that currently exists on the property will be preserved and incorporated into the Sidra campus between the two high-tech clinic buildings, symbolizing the importance of both tradition and progress.
The Sidra design is the creation of world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, who is best known as the designer of the Petronas Towers and other international landmarks.
At the unveiling of the design in March, 2007, Pelli remarked that the facility will be one of the most important medical and research centers in the world.
Sidra will be ranked among the most advanced research hospitals in the world with cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art medical equipment and sophisticated laboratories to nurture innovation and clinical advancement.
Every aspect of a patient’s journey at Sidra Medical and Research Center has been designed to keep their well-being and comfort in mind. This includes the technology that will power Sidra, as patients will be cared for with the help of the most sophisticated hospital technology systems in existence.
The technology at Sidra has been specifically designed to be secure and reliable; built on a platform which includes secure data centers, wireless networks and storage infrastructure to ensure that all our patient information and records are easily stored, accessible and fully protected. A robust technology platform also ensures that we are putting in place a solid foundation for future applications that will further enhance patient-centric technology and create an all-digital environment at Sidra. This will be vital in offering patients and their families the most efficient services, accurate care and information at the touch of a button, while simplifying continuous treatment.
Sidra will be the first hospital with innovative systems integrated into its design from inception. The first stage of implementation focuses on automating the care process using tools such as online patient portals, electronic medical records and a health information exchange. This will empower Sidra patients to become more engaged with their doctors about conversations related to their health through the provision of individual data and personalized healthcare advice.
Doctors and clinicians also benefit from a fully digital facility because it will allow them to access a patient’s comprehensive medical record, provide immediate decision support, and permit a streamlined process for consulting best clinical practices.
A key function of the technology at Sidra will be creating a “paper-lite” environment which will help authorized medical personnel to instantly access real time information about their patients through integrated facilities, equipment and applications. This will not only result in quicker and more accurate care, but also means that we keep our patients updated about any changes in their condition and identify measures on treatment and future care.
The solid IT foundation being developed at Sidra now will help establish advanced healthcare informatics processes ahead of opening. This includes intuitive patient identification technology, medical devices and state-of-the-art robotics to ensure that Sidra remains a leader in offering the best possible patient care through the use of innovative technology.
Sidra will have HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 designation within months of opening, a measure of the application of health informatics technology which is enjoyed by less than 2 per cent of US-based hospitals.