Welcome to Northern Area Armed Forces Hospital (NAAFH).
Health Care Team of NAAFH is dedicated to provide high quality
patient care. Our goal is to meet the patientís healthcare needs in
a manner that is efficient, effective and compassionate.
Because we respect the patientís best interests, we would like to
give you the following information which will hopefully be of great
help during your stay in NAAFH.
a patient in NAAFH, and consistent with MSD standards and the
Kingdomís traditions and customs, you have the following rights:
1. 1 The right to
access care and health services that NAAFH provides in a safe and
clean environment .
1.2 The right
to receive an understandable explanation from the specialized health
care team of your complete medical condition, recommended treatment,
expected results, risks involved, and reasonable alternatives.
1.3 Before any
invasive/non-invasive procedure or before any participation in a
research project or clinical trial, the patient has the right to be
informed thoroughly and sign a consent form.
1.4 The right to
change his/her mind even after he/she signed the consent prior to
1.5 The right to
refuse the proposed medication, treatment and/or admission by
signing an Against Medical Advice (AMA) form after possible
consequences of this decision have been explained in a clear and
understandable manner, unless the situation is life-threatening .
1.6 The right to
refuse to stay in the hospital and to be discharged against medical
advice (AMA) unless the situation is life-threatening.
1.7 The right to
be visited by the medical team daily
Communication and Information
The right to be informed of the names, functions and professional
status of the hospital staff directly involved in the provided care
The right to receive the service of an interpreter if needed to help
in communication with the healthcare providers
The right to be advised about the hospital rules and regulations
regarding conduct of patients, visitors and companions.
The right to be orientated about the room and the setting upon
The right to have necessary documents such as medical reports, sick
leave, notifications as required and in conformity with NAAFH policy
Privacy and Confidentiality
The right to physical privacy during treatment and personal hygiene
unless assistance is needed
The right to ask for a person of the same sex for treatment. If not
possible, presence of a person of the same gender may be requested
The right to confidentiality of information and records
The right to receive complete information on continuation of care/
treatment at home.
The right to receive appointments, prescriptions and notifications
The right to be transferred to another facility on request by the
patient or family, or in instances where the hospital cannot provide
the required treatment and the host facility accept the transfer.