Security Forces Hospital Program is considered one of the main portals among the group of providing health care services in the Kingdom.
Its inception began before 35 years i.e. in the year 1393H (1972), when small dispensary was opened with small and very limited resources in Riyadh. Such dispensary was expanded in 1396H (1975) to become a hospital running 20 beds. By support of HRH Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Interior, and His Deputy HRH Prince Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz a hospital was constructed next to such dispensary running 120 beds. When the construction of the hospital finished, its operation was awarded to one of national companies under the supervision and follow up of Ministry of Interior representatives. Later on, such project was called “Security Forces Hospital” and the first phase of construction was called "First Phase Project".
In 1402H (1981) the second phase of construction started for constructing a hospital on an area of land of 65,360 square meters, and it was completed in 1406H (1985), when the hospital continued in growth and development.
In 1409H (1988) HRH Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Interior, concluded the contract of Operation and Maintenance of Security Forces Hospital and the field mobile hospital in Makkah Al-Mokarramah with one of the national companies specialized in operation and maintenance of hospitals. At the end of 1412H (1991) the contract was renewed for other periods, as the award of such two contracts resulted in huge development in the hospital's resources, as number of beds reached to 508 beds. Also, two new awards were opened, and extensions of other existing awards were made in addition to making available advanced medical equipment.
In 1419H (1998) the Ministry of Interior assumed the responsibility of operation and maintenance of Security Forces Hospital and the field mobile hospital in Makkah Al-Mokarramah, and the hospital has become know under the name of Security Forces Hospital Program, which nowadays has become one of the best reputed and famous hospitals in the Kingdom, and it is the only hospital that provides services to Ministry of Interior personnel and their families.
At present it witnesses start of new projects aiming at expanding its capacity for the biggest volume of referred individuals, as one new building was built and dedicated for family and community medicine clinics. The year 2008 will witness construction of Prince Nayef Center for Dialysis, and eight-storey-tower has been dedicated for specialized medical purposes.
Through the mission of the hospital which aims at providing high quality and distinguished health services to individuals, it seeks and be committed to development and improvement of services quality as per the best international standards. The continuous development of the hospital is due to support of Allah and wise instructions and continuous support provided by HRH Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz, minister of interior, HRH Prince Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz, deputy minister of interior and HRH Prince Mohamed Bin Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz, assistant minister of interior for security affairs, God bless them all.
Security Forces Hospital has stepped wide steps on the line of development and improvement of medical services, in both protective and remedial sides, provided to patients and performing surgical operations in the field of orthopedics, prosthetics and plastic surgery. Services provided to patients have increased remarkably since 1396H until present time. Hospital's role is not limited only to the traditional role of specialized hospitals in providing comprehensive medical care but, it has gone beyond such role as it has become an educational and internship institution accredited by Saudi Board of Medical Specialties. In addition, many specialties in the hospital have obtained accreditation from other national and international medical boards.
The hospital has gone wide steps on the way of Saudization program and increasing the number of Saudi employees in various specialties, supported by improvement of their skills by making available of internship opportunities and delegating them to scholarships inside and outside the Kingdom. The principle of ideal employment of resources in all departments and wards of the hospital has been used taking into consideration the quality of services and compatibility to international standards. In the field of hospital's seeking to convoy all developments on the international medical area, it has been linked to internet world web. In this regard, it has permanent domain and email pages on such world web. Furthermore, the hospital organized many international forums for the same purpose. Delegation to scholarships inside and outside the Kingdom has been fixed policy for the hospital so that delegated persons can obtain degrees of fellowship, Ph.D. and Master in all fields of medical specialties and to qualify Saudi manpower to work in such huge medical institution. In addition, the principle of ideal employment of resources in all departments and wards of the hospital has been used taking into consideration the quality of services provided and compatibility to international standards. Furthermore, the hospital organized many international forums on the ideal employment of resources to increase education of staff on such matter, and all staff working in various programs has been working under the slogan of "Best Services in the light of rationalization and ideal employment of resources" .
Statistical data of various departments and units of the hospital shows considerable increase in absorbing the number of hospital's visitors and the provided protective and remedial services in spite of non-increase of number of manpower, and continuation in rationalization of expenditure. This has been achieved with constant increase by way of applying the policy of ideal employment of financial and manpower resources efficiently. The results have been distinguished with high quality curative services, administrative organization, and fast completion, which positively reflected on the services, provided to patients and increases of their satisfaction and trust in hospital's services. The hospital could update more than 20% of its equipment and devices.
Accreditation of Its Educational and Internship Programs:
British Clinical College of Gynecologists in London has accredited the hospital's maternity department.
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland has accredited anesthetization department of the hospital.
King Saud University has accredited ophthalmic department of the hospital to be qualified center for training resident physicians for fellowship in ophthalmology. Such accreditation is considered supplementary to the previous accreditations that the hospital could obtain from Arab Board of Medical Specialties.
Arab Board of Medical Specialties has also accredited the validity of internal medicine specialty of security forces hospital.
Arab Scientific Board of Surgery has accredited internship of general surgery at the hospital with the exclusion of neurology surgery and cardiology surgery, which duration of each is four years.
Pediatrics internship at the hospital has been accredited for Arab Fellowship, the duration of which will be four years.
Saudi Board for Health Specialties has accredited all specialties of security forces hospital as an educational and internship center.
Modern Services, Equipment, and Medical Departments:
In this field, we can record big number of achievements including but not limited to opening catharsis unit, children ICU that was established within the new building of children unit, dialysis unit and supporting it with efficient physicians, children surgery and internal diseases unit, retina diseases unit, endoscopy unit for bladder, intestines, and colon operations in addition to introducing modern surgical techniques such as anastomosis of dacryelcosis through nasal orifice by laser carbon dioxide ray, iridocyclectomy, and introducing laser unit in plastic surgery unit and hand surgery, and MMR unit as well as development of endoscopic surgery. List of achievements is still in continuation in security forces hospital. Future plans of the hospital include many projects that aim at more developments and technical and professional upgrading, which will come to existence in the near future.
Remote Communication Medicine was introduced into the hospital in 1416H, when HRH Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz, minister of interior, launched and opened the new computer system and declared the inception of Remote communication and Satellite Medicine service, and when HRH Prince Nayef viewed some live discussions and communications with Massachusetts Hospital of Harvard University and Cleveland Hospital of USA on some disease cases.