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Burn Unit

This unit was established in early eighties and developed in 1999 to convoy the latest scientific development in this field, equipped with advanced devices for observation and management.


It is considered as one of the specialized units at the level of the region, it receives critical cases from different places within the kingdom and from other Arab countries. This unit is supervised by plastic surgeons who received their specialized training in the United Kingdom and the United States.



This unit receives critical cases with burn degree of more than 40% of the body surface, as well as old burn cases seeking reconstructive surgery. It also offers training programs for nurses providing them with the needed skills in the field of burn treatment.


Burn Unit is divided into four divisions:


Intensive Care Unit

This unit has a number of monitors to observe patient’s vital signs and oxygen saturation; it also has ventilators used when necessary. Patients are treated in this section during the first days of critical burn injuries, when stabilized they are transferred to floors.


Operating Room

At which many operations are conducted such as the operation of debridement, dressing, and skin grafting, instead of transferring patients to the hospital main operating room in the purpose of reducing infections.


Hydrotherapy Unit:

When stabilized, patients are treated using hydrotherapy which reduces pain and helps them move their joints avoiding joint contracture, accordingly rehabilitating them.


Reconstructive Operations

These operations are conducted for patients after recovering, through the release of contractures and cosmetic surgery for burns using the latest techniques, as the insertion of tissue expanders with the purpose of expanding the healthy skin and covering burned parts.