Al Hammadi Hospital, one of the modern medical facilities in Riyadh, KSA was established on a land area of 35,000 m2. The hospital started its operation on April 1985, corresponding to month 7 – 1405 Hijri, as the largest private hospital in Riyadh at that time with a capacity of 150 beds. At its very beginning, the hospital provided treatment and therapeutic services for various specialties in more than thirty-six (36) out-patient clinics. At that time, the number of intensive care beds for adults is seven (7) and twenty (20) beds for incubated babies while ten (10) beds for intensive care for children. The surgical operation beds is five (5), the recovery room beds is four (4) and there’s five (5) delivery room beds. Likewise, the Physiotherapy consisted only of four (4) rooms at that time receiving patients in two timings (two hours for women and then two hours for men) morning and evening.
Hospital Improvements & Developments:
During the past twenty-seven (27) years, Al Hammadi Hospital achieved and gained a very good reputation in and outside the City of Riyadh through the excellent medical services in addition to the unique modern shift, improvements, developments and expansion in the various hospital departments, these improvements includes:
•Construction of a separate building for Women and Children which is consist of three (3) floors where the top two floors have been designed for in-patients and contains seventy-four (74) rooms and suites divided as follows: twenty-five (25) rooms/suites on the first floor (OB1 ward) and on the second floor there’s 22 rooms/suites on OB2 ward and twenty-eight (28) rooms/suites on OB3 ward. The Labor & Delivery as well as the Operating Rooms was expanded taking into account the patient’s privacy with a total of nineteen (19) delivery beds. Furthermore, the ground floor was designated as Out-patient clinics for Women and Children with a total twenty-two (22) clinics.
•Expansion of the Pediatrics in-patient ward in the main building with an increase in the number of beds from twenty-four (24) to thirty-two (32) beds.
•Equipping the IVF unit with the latest medical devices and equipments utilizing the techniques of IUI, IVF and ICSI as well as microscopic fertilization unit equipped with a state-of-the-art IVF laboratory.
•Expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and providing it with the latest medical equipments and incubators in order to cover and cope-up with the increasing daily deliveries and children transferred from other hospitals. The unit’s capacity was increased from fourteen (14) beds to twenty-five (25) beds.
•Increasing the number of beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from nine (9) beds to twenty (20) beds in order to satisfy and meet the needs of the hospital patients as well as the patients referred from other hospitals and providing the unit with the latest equipments of respirators/ventilators and other devices particularly required in ICU.
•Constructing a new Pharmacy area containing seven ports for the reception of patients with a reception lounge and with a capacity of 60 customers. The area has a central store for drugs serving all pharmacies in the hospital and also with a laboratory equipped with the latest equipments for drugs with a room to mix the sterilized solutions and prepare IV fluids for neonates and babies plus a special section for narcotics and controlled drugs.
•Renovation and expansion of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation department from four (4) rooms to twenty (20) rooms divided into two separate units: one for women and the other for men.
•Laboratory has also been redesigned and updated to become an integrated unit which is equipped with the latest modern equipments to achieve accuracy and speed when it comes to laboratory results. It also complies with international standards and requirements of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), Accreditation Canada and Saudi Aramco. Likewise, the security and safety system in the laboratory has been developed to keep pace with the required medical conditions.
•Renovation of the in-patient wards in the main building and in the Pediatrics ward as per safety standards wherein all carpets have been replaced with marmoleum together with the placement of new furniture and television sets in the room as well as purchasing of new beds for the patients.
•Application and development of the Hospital Information System (HIS) that is currently being implemented in all Hospital departments by contracting with major companies specialized in the HIS fields.
•Introduction of the electronic archiving in the Radiology department using PACS. In accordance with the implementation of the Hospital’s policy of continued development, the management has introduced the electronic system in the Radiology department to include all the x-ray equipments. It is worth mentioning that the electronic system makes it easier for the patient and for the doctors to access any information of the patients in the Radiology department as well as many other modern features, for example: the dispensing of films, reducing the time of imaging, storing images on the server for lifelong and can be restored in less than three (3) seconds, coping with the increase in the number of patients and less waiting time, writing auto detailed reports for the x-ray as well as giving the patient CD with the hospital staff. It also eases the congestion of appointment and waiting area and solved the problem of accessing all x-ray of the previous visits.
•After expansion, the number of hospital beds increased to 325. Nevertheless, as for outpatient clinics it was increased to seventy-six (76) clinics with daily straight working hours from 8:30AM to 9:30PM, except Friday (day-off). The outpatient clinics offer services in the following specialties and departments:
Department of Internal Medicine (Neurological, Digestive System, Thoracic Chest, Diabetes)
Department of Cardiology
Department of General Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Artificial Joints
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
Department of Plastic Surgery
Department of Urological Surgery
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Dentistry
Centre for Ophthalmology
Department of ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Department of Pediatrics (Children and Neonates)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecological Surgery
Department of IVF
Department of Nephrology and Hemodialysis (Artificial Kidney Unit – AKU)
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Department of Laboratory
Department of Pharmacy