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Maternity and Children Hospital-Al-Jouf: On-time Scheduled Surgeries Enhanced to 80%
12 February 2018

​​Through MOH's Performance Program «Adaa'», the Maternity and Children Hospital-Al-Jouf has successfully reduced the time-to-doctor for patients from 86 to 30 minutes only, and the inpatients' discharge processing time from 180 to 22 minutes only. As well, the Program has enhanced the rate of performing scheduled surgeries on time from 7% earlier to 80% now. It has also reduced MRI appointment waiting time for routine cases from 42% to 20%.

It is noted that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently implementing MOH's Performance Program, which aims to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. The program is in line with the National Transformation Program 2020 towards achieving the Saudi Vision 2030. The program covers 70 hospitals and features over 40 indicators to measure the performance of seven key therapeutic aspects, which have positively reduced the waiting times.

It is also noted that last week several health projects were launched in Taif, which are valued at over half a billion SR, which will help - by Allah's Leave - increase capacity by 20%. These projects feature a maternity and children tower (280m SR) with 300-bed capacity, where 120 beds are allocated for incubators and ICU, cutting-edge medical appliance, an 8-beds integrated emergency department, 8 operating rooms and 19 specialized clinics. The hospital also includes a residential building for nurses to accommodate 1,300 nurses, in addition to an integrated entertainment club enhanced with needed services (valued at 71m SR).

Furthermore, the projects include a Nuclear Medicine Unit at King Faisal Medical Complex (13m SR). Umm Al-Dawam General Hospital will be launched with 50-bed capacity (52m SR), in several specialties, including internal medicine, dermatology, urology, ophthalmology, ENT, surgery, pediatrics, and mental health. Also, the hospital features cutting-edge emergency department, operating rooms, radiology and labs. In the same vein, the first stage of Al-Mahani Hospital is inaugurated with 50-bed capacity. Full operation will be stage-wise by Allah's Leave, where the first stage covers outpatient clinics (surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dermatology, urology, ENT and mental health. Other stages will follow suit.

These projects also include 3 specialized units at King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital (18m SR), due to the key role of certain medical specialties, and their contribution to integrated health services in Taif, to reduce referring medical cases to hospitals outside. Atop of these units comes the oncology unit, which helps diagnose and treat over 85% of various tumor cases. Its also helps administer chemotherapy. The division features the state-of-the-art medical standards, appliances and professionals. It also features a cardiac cath unit with three different subdivisions, namely: cath, diagnosis and thoracic pains treatment. It will help speed up diagnosis, early detection of clots and catheterization.​




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