Under the patronage of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Excellency Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Minister of Health, will open on Tuesday 14 Rajab 1438H (11 April 2017) King Abdullah Centre for Oncology and Liver Diseases at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh.
His Excellency Dr. Qasim Al Qasabi, Chief Executive Officer of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, has offered on this occasion his gratitude to The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for sponsoring the opening ceremony of King Abdullah Centre for Oncology and Liver Diseases and pointed out the tremendous support the government has given to general health care in the kingdom and in particular to specialty services because of the growing demand due to the increase of population and spread of critical and complicated diseases that require high-skilled medical staff, rehabilitation, and advanced medical technologies. He mentioned the monitoring and care from the Minister of Health, believing in the role and importance of specialty care in the system of health services in the country.
Dr. Al Qasabi declared that King Abdullah Centre for Oncology and Liver Diseases will start operating and accepting patients on Sunday 12 Rajab 1438H (09 April 2017). He and a number of executive officers from the hospital have explored the centre yesterday to check on the staff and the technical and logistic preparations in order to start accepting patients and provide them with the required services smoothly.
Dr. Al Qasabi pointed out in a press statement that the opening of King Abdullah Centre for Oncology and Liver Diseases at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh is an important addition and a big step in specialty medical services because of the huge capacity of the center which includes 300 beds for admission, 96 beds for infusion treatment (chemotherapy and biological therapy), 8 operation rooms, and a complete infrastructure that will contribute in reducing the waiting lists dramatically, along with using the latest smart electronic applications in all aspects of providing medical care. In addition to following the process of serving the patient in one place which includes multiple and different diagnostic services and medical treatment without the need to visit different clinics and departments, in order to improve the service and make it easy on patients.
He added that King Abdullah Centre for Oncology and Liver Diseases will be the biggest expansion in the history of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in the last four decades. It is a part of a wide expansion plan that includes several strategic projects in both Riyadh and Jeddah. This will reduce the overcapacity, allow the acceptance of more patients with critical and challenging diseases, and provide care in accordance with the latest technologies and medical practices. It will also be a main aid in supporting specialty care in the kingdom and the region through transferring experience and managing it using the developed processes the centre has followed.