More than 9,600 births at The Royal Hospital in 2018
Statistics issued by The Royal Hospital show that the number of births reached 9,628 during 2018, an increase of 49 per cent compared to the 2008 figures, which stood at 6,456.
Statistics also showed that the outpatient clinics of gynaecology and obstetrics at The Royal Hospital, which numbered 21, received 28,831 patients during 2018, while the number of admitted cases in the Gynaecology & Obstetrics Department reached 23,071.
The Gynaecology & Obstetrics Department has 146 beds and is divided into four sections; the admission section with a capacity of 112 beds, the 20-bed gynaecology section, a six-bed emergency unit, critical care section with eight beds along with the outpatient clinics specialised in gynaecology and obstetrics.
The number of outpatient clinics is 23 specialised clinics including 13 pregnancy and birth clinics, as well as ten gynaecology clinics in various specialties. The outpatient clinics in pregnancy and birth field include a number of clinics, which are the early pregnancy, maternal medicine clinic, high-risk pregnancy clinic, fetal medicine clinic, gestational diabetes clinic, delayed pregnancy and frequent pregnancy clinic, the pregnant clinic with blood diseases or heart diseases or microbial infections and fetal health clinic.
The number of surgical or laparoscopic interventions in gynaecology and obstetrics stood at 3,645, ranging from complex, intermediate and minor operations.