The day-case unit is designed so as to offer a paramount safe environment and to exceed the patient’s and physician’s expectations.
Conveniently located on the first floor, Farah’s day-case unit spans 2000 sqm and sets new benchmarks when it comes to patient care pathway.
The unit is composed of the following:
Patient safety was at the core of the design process and as such each patient room has a built-in patient monitor connected to a central nursing station in addition to a state-of-the-art nurse call system. The rooms also feature medical grade fridge with patient locker to keep their valuables in.
The 16 patient rooms are generous in space offering floor to ceiling windows overlooking landscape and greenery. The room design theme offers a very inviting and comfortable environment be it in the choice of furniture or general design theme and colors.
For added patient safety, the room wall paint is composed of a special anti-bacterial coat so does the furniture whereby the upholstery has special anti-bacterial and fire retardant characteristics.
The same philosophy continues inside the patient toilets thus offering a safe and enjoyable environment. They are equipped with emergency nurse-call system in case patients need assistance while using the toilet/shower. For maximum infection control, all elements inside the toilet are wall hung.
Other key components inside the toilets are:
The endoscopy department is composed of two state-of-the-art endoscopy suites that serves gastroenterology (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and pulmonology (bronchoscopy).
One of the many highlights of the unit is the “Hybrid Endoscopy Suite” reserved for ERCP and advanced endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedures.
The endoscopy department was designed to mimic operating room environment and includes the following components:
All of the above ensures that the endoscopy department offers the highest levels of patient safety and the latest technologies for physicians to make use of for diagnosis and treatment purposes.
The unit is one of the most spacious departments nationwide and sets new benchmarks not only regionally but also on the international stage. It spans 1000 sqm and is home to many technologies first to be introduced locally and regionally as well.
It serves patients as old as few hours all the way to very old patients.
It is one of the pillars of the hospital and is composed of the following components:
In addition to the above, the unit serves the rest of the hospital via portable imaging units such as portable x-ray, ultrasound, echo and c-arm units thus ensuring a service that is accessible in a timely and efficient manner.
What sets the imaging unit apart and makes it stand out are the generous spaces in addition to the intuitive internal workflow and circulation.
The unit has two separate entrances, one dedicated for women’s imaging connected via a skywalk to the Farah Woman & Child Hospital while the other entrance serves general imaging that is accessible via Farah General Hospital.
The unit is composed of two main corridors running parallel to each other, one strictly for authorized only personnel while the other is for patients. The authorized only corridor opens up into the control rooms of the different imaging modalities.
The patient corridor is 40 meters long and runs parallel to the external façade of the building with glass to ceiling windows overlooking the campus’s garden and pavilion. This ensures that the patient journey is met with uninterrupted sunlight with vast open spaces. The patient corridor opens up into changing room linked to each imaging modality. Each modality room also has its own private bathroom for patients to use thus ensuring maximum privacy.
The unit is served by a highly advanced and efficient IT network ensuring workflow is smooth and performed in a timely manner.
Highlights of the unit:
The ICU sets a new benchmark in patient care pathway. It is a purpose built state-of-the-art unit located on the third floor connected to surgery and cath-lab & interventional radiology. The unit is composed of eight patient “suites” and spans a generous 700 sqm and is flooded with natural sunlight.
Being on the same floor as surgery and cath-labs and interventional radiology means that the ICU offers the safest possible environment for patients.
The ICU is equipped to deal with the most critical patients from surgical to cardiac to neurological etc… and together with the latest technologies coupled with highly trained healthcare providers, the patient is guaranteed to receive the best service with the best possible outcome.
The ICU has two separate entrances, one for authorized healthcare providers and the other for visiting family members thus ensuring optimum practicality and streamlining of circulation. It is of paramount importance to stress that access to the ICU is very selective and controlled and is by invitation only so as to allow the ICU team to focus on their patients and to provide them with the best possible care.
A key element in the design process was to ensure that family members are part of the healing process to their loved ones. As such each patient room has an adjacent connected room reserved for family members thus creating a patient “suite” rather than a typical ICU room.
Each suite is host to a number of advanced technologies such as but not limited to:
In addition to the above, the unit is served by an ECHO machine and ultrasound, portable X-ray unit, portable endoscopy tower, ECMO unit, mini-lab, mini-pharmacy, renal dialysis machines thus minimizing the transfer of patients to and from the unit.
Two of the ICU suites are positive/negative pressure rooms for isolating patients depending on case presentation (e.g, post-transplant vs infectious case).
From a design perspective, each suite features nature elements in the form of clouds and blue sky image on the ceiling above the patient in addition to nature themed wall elements (flowers, grass etc…) on the wall opposite the patient. The suites are flooded with natural sunlight thus minimizing the risk of patients developing ICU delirium which is a common side effect in ICU patients. Special attention was taken to ensure that artificial lighting inside the suite is warm and inviting. Each suite features 5 ambient themes depending on the function.
Special attention was taken regarding the furniture selection. As such the suites feature special upholstery with special ant-bacterial coat with high fire-retardant characteristics.
The family area features a sofa-bed in case a family member would like to spend the night (where applicable).
This state-of-the-art purpose built unit emphasizes and confirms that Farah General is one of the leading hospitals not only regionally but on the international stage as well dedicated to deliver the most advanced and state-of-the-art clinical services when it comes to interventional cardiology, interventional radiology and interventional neuro-radiology.
The unit is composed of two semi-hybrid cath-labs in additional to a fully dedicated hybrid operating room, the three being the first to be introduced in Jordan.
The unit spans a generous 700 sqm and is home to Jordan’s first cath-lab Philips ambient experience, a technology proven to reduce the stress and anxiety of patients during procedures and proven to reduce the need of anesthesia and sedation during procedures. This technology allows the patient to choose from 12 different nature themes (rain-forest, island, sahara etc…) whereby the theme transmits audio and visual components into ceiling mounted screens for the patient to enjoy. For our pediatric patients, kids themes are also available and are indeed very popular with our younger patients.
The unit serves several diagnostic, interventional and hybrid procedures such as the following:
The above ensures maximum safety to our patients and guarantees that once a procedure is started in the semi-hybrid cath-labs, there is no need to transfer the patient to an operating room in case an emergency develops.
Patient accommodation rooms are located in floors 6-10 and are home to the first class rooms, suites and residences.
The floors feature floor to ceiling windows offering un-interrupted panoramic views of Amman. The floors also feature outdoor balconies for use of patients and visitors in addition to day lounges that offer breathtaking panoramic views of Amman.
The maximum rooms per floor is 15 making it the most spacious medical facility in Jordan when it comes to space reserved for patients and their family. Careful attention was taken in the design process so that no two patient rooms face each other.
All patient rooms are private and vary in size from 30 sqm to massive 250 sqm residences. Furniture was carefully selected with high performance anti-bacterial and fire retardant characteristics. Rooms feature sofa-beds for companions spending the night, while in “Farah Residences” class, each residence has a separate companion bedroom with en-suite bathroom facilities in addition to separate visitor’s lounge and a kitchenette. This philosophy stems from our deep belief that family members are part of the healing process of their loved ones. To add warmth to the patient floors, the corridors are cladded with wall paper adding a touch of luxury with each floor having a different theme.
Since infection control is paramount, patient rooms also feature special anti-bacterial coating layer to the paint.
Patient toilets were carefully designed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience to patients. Couple of highlights are the luxurious Grohe rain-shower fixture and the 2 in 1 wall-hung toilet from Giberit. Toilet safety features include handle bars and nurse call system. The toilet’s floor and wall tiles feature an anti-microbial layer (Microban TM) further reducing risk of infection to patients and users.
Designed and built as a “Level I” emergency center, Farah’s state-of-the-art Emergency Center spans 650 sqm and is equipped to deal with all age groups from first day(s) of life all the way up to very old patients, and to deal with any medical condition from a simple flu to brain strokes and heart attacks.
Coupled with the latest technologies and most competent emergency center physicians and nurses, the center provides not only the safest environment, but also the most caring, efficient and enjoyable of experiences.
The center is ideally located on the upper street level of the campus close to a main intersection and is a couple of hundreds of meters away from Amman’s main artery highway (Zahran St). The center has two entrances, one for walk-in patients while the other is reserved for ambulances with patients presenting with life threatening conditions and opens into two resuscitation rooms.
The center is equipped with:
The hybrid operating room at Farah General Hospital is the first room to be introduced in Jordan. It is a purpose-built state-of-the-art operating room composed of best of operating room environment coupled with best of imaging technology.
The room spans 100 sqm and includes the following:
Farah General’s operating rooms set a new benchmark when it comes to patient care inside the operating room. The state-of-the-art rooms offers not only the safest environment possible but also the most enjoyable experience to patients, surgeons and surgery staff.
The rooms are equipped with a host of advanced technologies making them the “smartest” operating rooms anywhere in the world.
A key approach when designing the patient care pathway within the hospital was to make sure that the patient has uninterrupted sunlight during his/her transfer between departments and while getting treatment. This is also true to the operating rooms where natural sunlight floods the rooms through floor to ceiling windows.
To further enhance the patient’s experience inside the operating rooms, the room’s interior include nature themed elements in the form of floor to ceiling high resolution beach and ocean images. The same applies to the outside of the rooms whereby the patient before entering the operating room is greeted by a picture perfect floor to ceiling beach and ocean high resolution image.
The operating rooms also feature an entertainment system whereby the patient and surgeon can choose a music list of his/her choice to listen to while undergoing surgery (where applicable). The state-of-the-art lighting system inside the rooms also allows for patients and surgeons to select different colors based on RGB color model system to suit their mood.
The intelligent operating room system (TEGRIS TM), first to be introduced in Jordan, is controlled by a touch-screen sterile pad that allows surgeon and staff to control all aspects of the operating room from temperature, lighting, entertainment system all the way to extracting for example brain MRI/CT images and lab results relevant to the patient undergoing surgery from the hospital information system (HIS).
The rooms feature laminar flow system, a highly advanced air filtering system that ensures the room air is ultraclean thus minimizing surgical site infection to the patient.
In total there are 6 operating rooms, 4 of which are located on the third floor in the main surgical floor while the remaining 2 are located on the first floor and serve day-case surgeries.
Such distribution allows streamlining and optimization of care whereby major surgical cases (neuro-surgeries, cardiac surgeries, major orthopedic surgeries etc…) are reserved for the 3rd floor operating rooms which are connected via an “authorized only” corridor to the ICU in case post-op ICU care is needed. The remaining 2 operating rooms are reserved for “daycase” surgeries (e.g. Dental, ENT, plastic etc…) and are ideally connected to the day-case unit on the same floor thus optimizing patient care pathway.
Components of the operating rooms: