The mission of Nursing Services is to provide high quality holistic patient care based on our strong commitments to practice, leadership, education, and research.
The Nursing Services, through our dedicated and professional staff, pursues this mission by:
Our vision is to exceed the expectations of those we serve by working together as a team, dedicated to a process of on going improvement to become a leader among Rehabilitation Nursing in a multicultural environment.
We strive to attain accreditation and to ensure the standards of Nursing Practice are maintained.
The Nursing Services Department is committed to valuing nursing and advancing Rehabilitation Nursing Practice. Many programs are being planned and several initiatives have been implemented to make these two commitments a beginning reality.
To promote the concept of Nursing Valuing, the Nursing Services are introducing Nursing Excellence Awards in conjunction with International Nurses' Day celebrations, establishing a Nursing Expertise Data Base, and forming a Nursing Valuing Work Group with representatives from all the Nursing Services areas/units. Initiatives to advance Rehabilitation Nursing include activities such as a Rehabilitation Nursing Professional Development, the introduction of the Clinical Resource Nurse role, exploration of the essence of care model, and the establishment of an Advancing Nursing Practice Work Group with representatives from all nursing areas.
Inpatient Nursing Services is committed to the mission and vision of Nursing Services Department. With a nursing staff of over 300, we have a well-qualified and enthusiastic group that is actively involved in the planning and implementation of many initiatives and programs. Improving the work environment in order to enhance retention of staff and implementing a well-organized recruitment plan are paramount workings of our efforts.
Through reflective practice, the inpatient nursing services team has moved forward to improve the quality of care for patients and families. As well, the quality of nursing work life is paramount to our success. In all efforts, our patients and their families are our focus. Our commitment to education, practice, leadership, and research is evident throughout all areas of the hospital, and thereby enhancing the care we provide.
As you travel through this Web site, you will obtain a flavor of our organization. The City is committed to the delivery of quality patient care and is dedicated to building the future to improve care for our patients and families. In addition to providing quality care to our patients and families, our health care team has the knowledge, expertise and motivation to influence rehabilitation health care nationally and internationally.
The Inpatient Nursing Services include :
The Nursing Supervisors ensure ongoing high quality nursing care in all patient areas during after hours. This includes 6 inpatient units as well as an Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Services. The Nursing Supervisors support the nursing service department. The Nursing Supervisors endeavor, at all times, to meet the goals of the City and the Nursing Department.
B6L2 is a 26-bed unit allocated for rehabilitation stroke management. Nurses, working in the Stroke Unit, strive to help patients to help themselves, by collaborative and participative interdisciplinary patient care. The nursing team is a critical part of the interdisciplinary team.
The nursing service personnel participate in numerous professional activities such as interdisciplinary nursing assessments, inpatient nursing care, team conferences and family conferences. Patient and family teaching and coaching are paramount to optimize independence. The Stroke Unit is comprised of full time Registered Nurses, Nursing Aides and Ward/Unit Clerks
Marietjie du Toit RN Charge Nurse, Peds Unit
The Pediatric Unit is a 24 bed unit with patients between the ages of 1 and 14years. The patient population comes from Saudi Arabia as well as neighboring countries such as Bahrain , U.A.E, and Yemen . The unit has a variety of patient conditions which include but is not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and muscular dystrophy. One of our major unit goals is education with a specific focus on adaptation to lifestyle alterations, as well as family centered support.
The Women's Health Unit is a 24 bed unit designed to care for patients with disabilities and/or chronic illness. It is located in Building 2, Level 3. The Nursing Staff assist patients and families to attain and maintain abilities. Within the interdisciplinary team perspective, nurses facilitate adaptation to lifestyle alterations while providing a therapeutic environment for patients and their families. Nurses provide professional services based on scientific nursing theory in areas such as self care that promote physical and psychological health. Nurses, utilizing the nursing process, assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care for particular patient populations.
VIP II Unit now is a 16 beds unit providing 24 hour comprehensive Rehab programs for adult male and female patients, four out of sixteen beds are assigned permanently to serve surgical nursing care programs. The types of patients admitted in the VIP II unit will include, but are not limited to:
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The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Unit is a 24 bed unit located in Building 3, Level 2. The nursing staff assists patients and their families toward maximal independence. The concept of interdisciplinary care is central to the unit milieu. One of the major nursing professional roles is patient and family education. Self care is integral to the nursing paradigm of the Spinal Cord Unit. Nurses are experts in rehabilitation nursing especially in the areas of wound and skin care, bowel and bladder management, and patient positioning, The SCI Nursing Unit consists of Registered Nurses, Nursing Aides, Ward Clerks, and an Interpreter.
The VIP/ISO Unit is currently a 9 bed unit with 2 VIP suites, 4 deluxe rooms and 2 isolation (negative pressure) rooms. The unit bed capacity will be expanded to a 16 bed unit by the end of this year. The nursing team provides high quality professional care focusing on the patient and their family as a unit. One of the major unit goals is to assist patients and families toward maximum independence within the interdisciplinary concept. The VIP/ISO Nursing Services staff consists of Registered Nurses, Nursing Aides, and Ward/Unit Clerks.
Evaluate patient referrals to the City, completing a comprehensive physical assessment, a review of functional status and elicits the goals of the patient and family to assist the team in determining the rehabilitation potential of the patient. Educates family and patient about rehabilitation process, the nurse liaison will interact with all the referral sources and with many professional organizations through the process. Nurse liaisons are the beginning of the continuum of care initiating the rehabilitation journey.
There are plans underway to expand the bed capacity of the City. The following units will be opened within the next year:
For further information, please contact Inpatient Services Office secretary at +966 1 5620000 extension 2802.
We have a robust professional and management infrastructure in place, so nurses can develop competent practice that stretches traditional boundaries and leads to better outcomes for patients. The continuing diversity and flexibility of the roles of nurses enhance the scope and provision to service users and create a wide range of opportunities for a fulfilling career at Sultan bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City . We utilise the latest technologies and are on the cutting edge of new treatment modalities.
Currently, we provide Nursing Services in the following areas:
We are supported by other health care professions, namely CSSD personnel, Paramedic staff and Respiratory Therapist. We work collaboratively as partners with our colleagues in Rehabilitation Nursing Services, and foster positive working relationships with all members of the health care team.
For further information, please contact Acute Care and Ambulatory Office secretary at +966 1 5620000 extension 1963.