08/02/2024 04:27 PM
Aspetar, a leading sports medicine hospital, is playing a vital role in safeguarding the health and well-being of athletes at the World Aquatics Championships, currently underway. Leveraging its extensive expertise and experience, Aspetar is delivering comprehensive medical care to competitors across all disciplines, including swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and open-water swimming.
Aspetar's team of seasoned medical professionals – doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and nurses – are strategically positioned at competition venues and training facilities. This ensures prompt and effective care for athletes experiencing any injuries or illnesses throughout the championships.
By partnering with local stakeholders like the Qatar Red Crescent and Hamad Medical Corporation, Aspetar extends its medical expertise beyond athletes to VIPs, spectators, media, and event staff. This collaborative approach guarantees comprehensive medical support for all involved.
Aspetar boasts a proven track record of supporting elite athletes, including numerous world champions. Dr. Abdulaziz Alkuwari, Aspetar CEO, emphasizes the hospital's unwavering commitment:
It is with immense pride that we welcome this prestigious global sporting event to our beloved Qatar. The organising committee's confidence in Aspetar and the exceptional medical services we offer to athletes is a true testament to our expertise. We are dedicated to providing athletes at the World Aquatics Championships with unparalleled support, empowering them to compete at their best and achieve their full potential.
Aspetar prioritises the accessibility of the participants' athletes to medical consultations and treatments for acute injuries or illnesses within the scope of its services. Additionally, the hospital ensures that medical facilities at event locations adhere to international standards, providing athletes with the best possible care infrastructure.
A delegation from the WORLD AQUATICS visited Aspetar on Thursday, led by the chairman of the medical committee, Dr Cees Van Den Hoogenband and members of the medical committee. They learned about the workflow and the world-class services provided by the hospital. The delegation also highly praised the services provided by Aspetar to the elite swimmers participating in the championship.
Aspetar's commitment to operational excellence guarantees the efficient management of medical services throughout the championships. This proactive approach underscores the hospital's dedication to setting new benchmarks in athlete health and safety at major sporting events.
The World Aquatics Championships in Doha features the highest number of athletes and countries in the event’s history, with more than 2,600 athletes from 201 countries competing across 75 medal events in six aquatic sports, with qualification spots for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Aspetar is a world-leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.
In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “The IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.
In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. In the same year, the hospital also achieved obtained-on December 15 the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”.
Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.