The Social Services Department provides support and assistance related to the social aspects of patient care to hospital patients and family members.

 

Scope:

The Social Services Department identifies the social aspects of patient care (such as financial difficulty, psychosocial problems, physical disabilities, and emotional stress) and provides appropriate interventions.

 

Services/Functions:
The services/functions of the Social Services Department are as follows:

  • Assess patient and family needs;
  • Provide financial guidance and support, and referral to community agencies and other medical facilities, as required;
  • Provide accommodations to patients and their family members;
  • Provide certificates to patient sitters;
  • Provide assistance to kidney dialysis patients;
  • Conduct patient counseling and discharge planning;
  • Provide education and orientation to the hospital employees;
  • Participate in public activities and programs;
  • Participate in Al-Jenadriyah Festival annually;
  • Provide training programs for students from Riyadh-based universities;
  • Participate in the quarterly meetings for the social services departments of all hospitals in the Riyadh area.
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