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King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is a 936-bed tertiary care facility.  The New King Abdulah Cancer and Transplant Center will add an additional 400 beds in 2015. 

The North Tower

Some quotes from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centres significant achievements- most recent publication. 

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is "The Diamond of Healthcare in Saudi Arabia"

One of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre's signature services is in the area of transplants, performing on average, three transplants every 48 hours. Transplants include Kidney, Liver, Heart and Lung Transplants. 

KFSH &  RC treats approximately 30% of cancer patients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as 70% of Paediatric cases.

KFSH & RC is ranked among the top three (3) centres in the world by the number of cases; as it relates to Medical genetics

In the area of Neurosciences, they have established comphrensive Epiplepsy programme. 

KFSH & RC is also at the forefront of interventional radiology. 

Projects 

Technological advancement: 

Surginet and Cerenet documentation systems implemented hospital wide

Implemented Cerner phase 11 - First module in The Emergency Services Department

Implementation of of ANSOS One Staff Scheduling System

Introduction of Brain Lab ( Neuro Tumor tracking device) in the operating room.

Quality Outcome- KFSH and RC is Magnet Accredited 

Nursing Quality indicators are measured quarterly comparing their results with an international benchmark with a National database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQ1). Results above the median line have been achieved for most of the units for Falls and Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers. Evidence based practise projects included:  decrease infections/rashes in all neonatal and paediatric patients. Neonatal conjunctivitis and diaper dermatitis

Increased utilization of best practise findings at nursing unit level.

Clinical research projects initiated to improve patient outcomes

The use of best available evidence to guide practise changes has been a focus hospital wide

Implementation of Shared Governance structure throughout Nursing Affairs with continued development of unit councils in all nursing units and strengthening of divisional and central council's functioning.

Magnet hospital.

Daisy award

Patient Care

The Nursing Staff

Totals 1,942 and 18% from Canada and 11% from the United States. The other Nursing staff are from the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. 


Last updated: 05.04.2015

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