During the 24-hour lockdown in Saudi Arabia in April, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh enlisted the expertise of International SOS – Al Rushaid to help create a health secure environment for local healthcare workers involved in the national response to Covid-19.

Within 48 hours, International SOS – Al Rushaid completed a full review of the hotel, implemented new protocols and training programs, and provided onsite medical support to enable a safely-zoned facility for local healthcare workers, as well as staff and guests.
Guenter Gebhard, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, said: “International SOS – Al Rushaid’s end-to-end medical support enabled us to maintain full business operations while providing a significant humanitarian contribution to the national fight against this pandemic. The new medical capability includes full-time medical staff, 24/7 screening services and regular health and hygiene inspections. International SOS – Al Rushaid is also providing continuous training to all hotel staff and ongoing management services to ensure the medical professionals on-site have the right experience and skills to ensure of safety of Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh facilities and operations.”
Dr Dick Hooper, Global Health Advisor and Medical Director, Saudi Arabia, commented: “It was a real privilege to have been invited by Four Seasons to work on this incredibly important project. This project highlights the dynamic partnership between Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh and International SOS – Al Rushaid. We formed a joint working group and brought our different areas of expertise together to develop a sustainable and adaptable plan, enabling continued operations as we combat Covid-19.”
This significant undertaking was led by International SOS – Al Rushaid senior management, Joerg C. Buenzel, General Manager Saudi Arabia, with the medical lead provided by Dr. Dick Hooper, Global Health Advisor and Medical Director, Saudi Arabia and Dr. Rudolph De Wet, Senior Medical Advisor, Saudi Arabia. - TradeArabia News Service

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