This Center for Childrenâs Cancer Research in Riyadh is a 40-bed hospital operates as part of our client hospital and offers both inpatient and outpatient facilities.
This is the largest program dedicated to pediatric cancer and blood disorders in the region, and the second largest internationally (second to St Jude, USA). Between 60 â 70% (approximately 350-450 new cases annually) of the Kingdomâs pediatric malignancies are cared for by the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. In addition to pediatric oncology, the program is considered the reference center in the region for the complicated non-malignant hematological disorders.
The Childrenâs Cancer Center consists of:
Care Ward B (CWB) is a twenty (20) bed ward, which provides acute care to pediatric hematology and oncology patients from birth to 14 years of age. The unit consists of four (4) negative air pressure rooms for isolation and sixteen (16) positive air pressure rooms.
The most commonly treated oncology/hematology disorders include:
STAFFING PLANNumber and Mix of Staff:RN Staff, all SN1âs.
Charge Nurse who works 07:00 to 17:00 Saturday-Tuesday and 07:00-16:00 on Wednesday.
Team Leader appointed for night shift and weekends.
Day shift staffing: 6 nurses.
Night shift staffing: 5 nurses.
Patient Care Assistant (PCA) on dayshift (07:00-19:00).
Ward Clerk coverage until 21:00.
The Head Nurse has overall responsibility for the unit, with a Charge Nurse/Team Leader who
coordinates admissions and discharges with consultants, admission office and/or case management. The Charge Nurse/Team Leader also determines assignment of nurses and oversees general function of the ward and organizes procedures.
The Charge Nurse/Team Leader determines patient assignments using but not limited to the following criteria:
Hours of Operation:24 hours per day, 7 days a week
No. Of Beds: 20
Nurse Patient Ratio: 1:3 â 4 (days)
1:4 â 5 (nights)