Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), a public holding company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced a SR550m ($147m) expansion plan for Kingdom Hospital.

The three-year expansion project is expected to add an inpatient tower, an outpatient treatment area and a day surgery centre on the adjoining plot of land south of the Kingdom Hospital.

KHC development and domestic investments executive director, board member and Kingdom Hospital chairman Talal Ibrahim AlMaiman said, "Our investment in the health sector will have rewarding returns to KHC’s investors."

"Kingdom Hospital will expand its differentiated services in coordination and in association with leading medical centres of the world."

The project, with a total build-up area of 85,000m², is expected to expand the emergency department and trauma centre to accommodate over 100,000 adult and paediatric visitors.

The project also includes specialised outpatient clinics to accommodate one million visits a year, a patient-bed tower with the addition of 150 new private rooms, operating rooms and day surgical services areas.

Kingdom Hospital and consulting clinics executive director Dr Fayez Takieddine said the expansion is in keeping with the hospital’s mission of providing high-tech medical care and exceeding patient satisfaction.

"Kingdom Hospital will expand its differentiated services in coordination and in association with leading medical centres of the world," Dr Takieddine added.