KFSH&RC in Riyadh Celebrates the Achievements of Sick Children Who Passed School Tests During Their Stay in the Hospital




King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh celebrated the achievements of a group of children who successfully passed school tests during their hospitalization with the help and cooperation of the Ministry of Education (MoE). 

Dr. Rashed Alhmaid, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Hospital Operations of the General Organization of KFSH&RC-Riyadh, honored the female teachers who taught these children and conducted their tests while expressing his thanks and appreciation for the efforts made by the Ministry of Education. The event was attended by the Chief Operating Officer of KFSH&RC-Riyadh, Dr. Saleh Almofada, and other executive heads of the medical departments of the hospital.

KFSH&RC-Riyadh, in a move to help student patients to complete their education and appear at various school examinations and stop them dropping out from school, established close cooperation with the MoE for the purpose mentioned above.

The Director of Patient Services at KFSH&RC-Riyadh, Norah Almalhooq, explained that the social services department coordinates closely with the hospitalized children, their families, and the MoE to identify children who need to enroll in the course. A hall has been designated in the hospital as well as in the King Fahad National Centre for Children’s Cancer as a classroom. To make it effective, an open class method has been adopted, and appropriate time that may suit the students based on their health condition treatment program has been fixed for teaching.

Ms. Norah praised the excellent response and cooperation of the MoE, which allocated a group of teachers to teach various curricula throughout the academic year, in addition to providing books and teaching aids and conducting tests for hospitalized students.

She stressed that this cooperation has had a positive impact on the educational attainment of these patients while preventing many patients with critical diseases from dropping out of school during their stay in the hospital.