Riyadh, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH and RC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London (GOSH) to build and foster clinical, educational, and research collaboration that enhances the development and delivery of paediatric services in diagnosis and therapy of rare medical conditions.
The MoU, signed by Dr. Rashed Alhamid, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Hospital Operation on behalf of HE Dr. Majid Al Fayyadh, CEO of KFSH and RC, and Dr. Peter Steer, CEO of GOSH, strengthens collaborative relationship of the two institutions in the fields of clinical, educational and research paediatrics expertise.
Speaking about the partnership, Dr. Rashed Alhamid said, This collaboration fits in the context of the strategic plans to build partnerships with the international medical institutions to develop world class research and specialized medical services. It will help KFSH and RC to continuing achieve its mission of becoming one of the regional and international leading institution in specialized healthcare taking into consideration the main hospital in Riyadh, Jeddah branch and the 300-bed new Meeqat Hospital in Al Madinah Al Munawwarah that was converted, upon the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud recently, to KFSH and RC as a new branch.
"Although in different geographies, both GOSH and KFSH and RC share the same goal of delivering world class healthcare, education and research to jointly accelerate a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children in Saudi Arabia. We are delighted to be able to share this common goal with KFSH and RC," Dr. Peter Steer, CEO of GOSH, explains.
He added We look forward to our continued collaboration to ensure that more children with rare and complex conditions in Saudi Arabia will have access to the most cutting-edge treatments available."
The two world-leading institutions will work closely to enhance the clinical service delivery of specific specialities at KFSH and RC, such as cardiology, radiology and haematology, through initiatives such as visiting consultant programs and information exchange. This collaboration will ensure that both hospitals mutually benefit from hands-on clinical experience in a world-class setting.
As part of the MOU, KFSH and RC and GOSH will collaborate on various education initiatives such as the GOSH International Fellowship Programme, which will welcome postgraduate medical trainees from Saudi Arabia who are looking to gain sub-specialist expertise in paediatric care.
The MoU also highlights KFSH and RC and GOSH's shared vision to produce world-leading research by working together to build strategic research alliances.
Source: Saudi Press Agency