About King Faisal Hospital

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is a tertiary/quaternary care and referral hospital based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia , KFSH&RC also maintains a facility in Jeddah.

History

KFSH&RC was established in 1970 on a land donated by King Faisal Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud and was officially opened in 1975 by King Khaled Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud. From 1973 to 1985, the hospital was administered by the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). In 1985, following a Royal Decree, the contract with HCA ended, and the responsibility for the administration and operation of the hospital’s premises was undertaken by a national team.

  • In 1997 The King Fahad National Centre for Children’s Cancer Opened.
  • In 2000 King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre – Jeddah Branch opened.
  • In 2002 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre becomes a corporation.
  • In 2018 The King Abdullah Centre for Cancer and Liver Diseases opened.

About Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

Riyadh is the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and one of the most populated cities in the Arab world, with a population of 6.9 million people as of 2018.  It is one of the largest Arab cities in area, at a size of 1,913 square kilometers. Riyadh is located on the eastern part of the Najd plateau at about 600 metres above sea level.

Riyadh is the political and administrative centre of Saudi Arabia and is the headquarters of the country’s central government bodies, such as the Saudi Royal Court and the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is of great economic importance, as it is the headquarters of a large number of banks and major companies. It is also the location of the King Abdullah Financial District, one of the world’s largest financial centres. Riyadh is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities in population, with many diverse population groups immigrating from various different countries.

Riyadh has many places for shopping and sightseeing. There are many new malls with world class restaurants.