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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Her Majesty visits King Hussein Medical Center and checks on the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital for Children

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department-Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit today to the King Hussein Medical Center where she checked on the first and only specialty pediatric surgery institution in Jordan, The Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital for Children.

Upon Her arrival, the Queen was received by Major General Dr. Abdul Azeez Zyadat, Director General of Royal Medical Services (RMS), Brigadier Dr. Tayseer Shbeilat, Director General of Al Hussein Medical City, and Brigadier General Dr. Mu’in Habashneh, Director General of the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital for Children.

Her Majesty toured the facility and was given a brief on the hospital's latest achievements and the recently built sections and units including the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Dialysis and Kidney Treatment Unit as well as the Infant / Neonatal Section, which was recently expanded to include 14 incubators.

Queen Rania also inquired about the cases the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit deals with, as well as the possibility of cooperation between them and the King Hussein Cancer Center. To date, this unit has successfully performed about 54 surgeries.

The Queen also chatted with some patients and their families, and asked them about the standard of medical care and services provided by the hospital.

Before ending her visit, Her Majesty was presented with a commemorative plaque.

The Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital for Children was inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania in February 2010 to provide outstanding care for patients in pediatric medicine and surgery.

The hospital, which is affiliated with the King Hussein Medical Center, performs 6000 surgeries every year, provides services in 22 medical specialties and receives about 700 patients daily, including some from neighboring countries. It has 202 beds, 85 doctors, and around 500 nurses and paramedics. It includes 18 intensive care unit beds, a neonatal unit with 14 incubators, 24 consulting clinics, 13 specialty units, and a fully equipped 60-bed emergency room.

The facility also includes several specialized units: Renal Dialysis, Neurophysiology, Chemotherapy, Immunodeficiency and Rheumatology Infusion and Procedures, Pulmonary Function and Respiratory Therapy, GI Endoscopy, and Bone Marrow Transplant.

The hospital also aims at being a center of excellence in the region with its medical and educational services provided to medical students, interns, residents and fellows in training.

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