- Primary Services
- Industrial Kitchen & Annex
- Area: 1,800sq. m.
- Start date: 1979
- Expansion: 2004
- 40 paid staff supervised by a registered nutritionist prepare 2 hot meals and I cold meal each day for more than 2,700 people. In addition to daily meals, special diets for various needs of residents are prepared.
- Industrial Cold Room
Funded by a benefactor, 2 20-ton cold rooms and through another donation, 2 40-ton cold rooms of 0 and above 0 degree temperatures were built in 1979 and are used for storage of meat and other food items.
- Industrial Laundry Facility
- Area: 1,150 sq. m.
- Construction started in 1990 and completed in 1995
This unit has 29 automatic washers, dryers and steam presses provided through a generous donation. Since more than 60% of the residents suffer from incontinence, their clothing and bed sheets needs to be changes several times each day, this unit needs to work for extended hours daily. There is also a separate section for sanitizing and disinfecting laundry items. Everyday, more than 2,000 bed sheets, 1,500 items of clothing and alt least 1,800 disposable items are used.
- Green Spaces and Landscaping
- This unit is responsible for maintaining the green spaces around d the sanitorium making the facility beautiful and enjoyable for the residents and staff.
- The cost for maintaining these spaces, tree planting, yard work and gardening is paid by benefactors. The sanitorium can boast of having a beautiful and colourful garden in spite of the harsh climate of the area.
- Primary activities:
- Design & maintenance of outdoor areas and green spaces
In addition to taking into consideration the specific features of the local climate and land, special needs of the patients are also taken into account. For example, in order to enhance sensory pleasures for the visually impaired residents, auditory stimuli such as fragrant flowers, plants that attract song birds and sound of water, are also incorporated into the outdoor spaces.
- The 742 sq. m. greenhouse serves for production of flowers and vegetables for use at the sanitorium and excess sold to the outside.
- Agricultural Products:
The Ladies Charitable Society has taken responsibility for overseeing the planning, sowing and harvesting of agricultural products in a 5,232 sq. m. plot of land by the elderly men and women residents which serves as occupational therapy for them as well. Excess products are sold and the money generated is put back into the sanitorium.
- Transportation for the staff in the morning, noon and the afternoon using the sanitorium’s vehicles and some transportation companies under contract
- Daily afternoon and evening transportation for shift work personnel
- Day trips, pilgrimage, excursions and tournament travel
- Transportation service for volunteers 6 days a week
- Minor automotive repairs for the charity’s vehicles
The primary responsibility of this unit is safeguarding the 42 hectare area of the sanitorium, control and supervision of all buildings and the traffic within the charity’s facilities.
The responsibilities of this unit include:
- Ensuring Islamic ethics and regulations are observed
- Control and inspection of all vehicles entering and exiting the facility
- Control of all loaned items
- Control and registration of all donated and purchased items
- Documenting entry and exit of all vehicles
- Ensuring order during various ceremonies
- Reporting statistics of daily attendance of staff to the personnel department
- Coordinating visitor and guest tours
- Providing direction to visitors and volunteers
Childcare services are provided for staff with infants, toddlers and children up to age 6. As women comprise the majority of personnel at he sanitorium, this service provides peace of mind for them.