One year after the start of activities at the International University Hospital Mohammed VI (HUIM6), the health facility is today one of the most efficient national and regional health infrastructures. HUIM6 exceeded its goals, both in terms of offering quality care, in its contribution to the fight against Covid-19, and in establishing a health ecosystem where training is one of the cornerstones. Undeniable performance for the multidisciplinary establishment that offers a wide range of medical care and services, comprising 325 beds, 15 exploration and treatment rooms, 28 consultation rooms, 10 operating rooms, 500 employees and more than 5,000 pieces of equipment.
The first in Morocco
The teams at the International University Hospital Mohammed VI performed very delicate surgical operations, crowned with success thanks to the experienced and highly qualified teams and the state-of-the-art equipment available to the healthcare establishment. The HUIM6 neurosurgical team successfully performed an operation on a brain tumor patient using the intraoperative Airo scanner. This is the first intraoperative stereotaxic imaging system installed in Africa that allows operations to be performed with 3D reconstruction in real time with a very short exposure time to X-rays. aortic endoprosthesis followed by osteopathic stabilization, two high-risk operations performed on a 43-year-old polytraumatized patient.
The year 2021 in numbers
Mohammed VI International University Hospital (HUIM6) lit its first candle in December 2021. A year that was good for the healthcare establishment, as HUIM6 recorded 18,589 admissions, an average of fifty per day.
Overall, 9,784 unique patients were admitted to the Mohamed VI International University Hospital in 2021, with a return rate of 38%. Among these patients, 694 were hospitalized with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19, namely in the intensive care unit and the intensive care unit.
In addition, emergency room admissions reached 5,114 cases, with activity increasing during the months of July and August 2021 during the 2nd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Same observation for the number of queries which increased by 125% during the second half of 2021 compared to the end of June of the same year. Medical consultations thus reached 3,370, while those related to surgical specialties registered 2,465 cases. In detail, the specialties that registered the highest number of consultations were pediatrics (1,403), gynecology-obstetrics (1,109) and ophthalmology with 538 consultations. It should be noted that obstetric activity recorded 208 deliveries in the last year.
As for hospitalizations, they reached 2,894 in 2021, with a peak recorded during the month of August due to the 2nd wave of Covid-19 and transfers from several hospitals in the Kingdom. Regarding the activity of the operating room, 767 surgical interventions were performed in 2021, of which 222 were for the specialty of gynecology-obstetrics, followed by neurosurgery (133), visceral surgery (88) and traumatology (74).
The achievements and the positive evaluation of the first year of activity of the Hospital Universitário Internacional Mohammed VI reaffirm the positioning and the ambitious objectives of this establishment, which is today among the centers of excellence in the area of health at national and regional level. Thanks to its modern and state-of-the-art equipment, its experienced teams and its research and training infrastructure, the International University Hospital Mohammed VI joins its efforts with the government and all stakeholders for the success of the reform of the .health system in Morocco. and the great project of generalization of social protection.
A University Hospital in a complete ecosystem
As an integral part of the Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences ecosystem, Mohammed VI International University Hospital trains the skills of tomorrow through clinical university and postgraduate medical and pharmaceutical education and participates in practical nursing staff training. Missions that will help to partially fill the shortage of manpower in the health sector in Morocco. It should be noted that the Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences is the first multidisciplinary university in the Kingdom in the area of health.
The International University Hospital Mohammed VI also intends to be a learning space for everyone, whether visitor, patient, student or staff, the International University Hospital Mohammed VI is “a teaching hospital for everyone”.
In addition to the medical and university hub, the Mohammed VI International University Hospital operates in research and innovation through the National Reference Laboratory (LNR) and the Innovation Center of the Mohammed VI Health University of Life Sciences (UM6SS), a transversal structure whose main objective is to federate creativity and innovation.
In line with its missions and values, the Mohammed VI International University Hospital multiplied awareness and information actions during 2021 for the benefit of scientists, the medical profession, its students and citizens. Meetings, round tables, scientific meetings and days were organised, as well as awareness-raising actions on breast and prostate cancer in particular, as well as a blood donation campaign.