Hospital Utilities

Sterilization Division

The sterilization Division is one of the very vital and important services. It sterilizes, issues and stores the tools and items used in all patient care, diagnosis ,and treatment aspects. It receives soiled items, sterilizes and renders them,inorder that these tools shall be fit for use again. This division operates 24 hours a day for emergency cases, especially surgical procedures and serves all hospital divisions and wards to clean, disinfect and sterilize, surgical, anesthesia and respiration tools and apparatus.

Catering Services

BDF Royal Medical Services - Catering Department is glad to serve the patients and staffs to the best of our capacity.

The accomplishments of our department:

  • We have changed some special diets. 
  • We provide special meal to K.D.U.
  • We are giving N.G.T for our patients also. This is the follow up treatment from our side by provide healthy food for our patient.
  • Worked together for Bahraini Diabetic Society for 3 complete days, 5 meals a day.

The Supply Division:

  • The Supply Division operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving three meals to patients as well as some snacks between meals to patients who require them. 
  • The patients have their own program which allows them to select from 3 daily entries. There is a special diet for diabetic, hypertensive and other patients who are served meals as suggested by their physician and type of disease.



Laundry Department at BDF Hospital was established in 1979 when its new premise was opened. In the beginning it was a small department with limited machines and staff. In 1983, during the expansion of the hospital to its 2nd phase, the Laundry was also expanded to its current size with increased machineries and more staff. Our Laundry got professional membership in the "International Fabric Institute" in 1996. 

A chemical store started to function recently.The Laundry Division receives used articles of clothing from the wards on a daily basis and replaces them with clean items on the same day. The Laundry also issues the requirements, such as blankets, pillows, linen and other medical needs of the various wards and divisions of the medical services. 

The division also provides steam ironing and sewing services for sewing and mending military uniforms and all service requirements such as cloths, napkins, pillows and small sheets used in surgery and wards.

Daily activities of the Laundry Department are as follows:

  • Counting and sorting of the soiled linen - 7.00 am to 11.00 am
  • Washing starts at 7.30 am till all the linen are washed.
  • Four staff are working on Bowl Folder machine. They are doing bed sheets, cot sheets, draw sheets, pillow cases etc.
  • Every year, the work load is increasing and we are striving hard to meet this challenge successfully with limited number of staff.


Telephone Exchange

One of the important support divisions of the hospital which provides a services of no less importance than the other divisions to the personnel and public. The division receives incoming telephone calls and routes them to the required destination, pages physicians, and other personnel, operates the public address system and activates the Code Red in cases of emergency to summon Physicians on duty.

This division also receives letters and messages from the mail department and distributes to mail boxes or hand carries them to the various divisions of the hospital. It receive outgoing messages from the Hospital divisions, registers and delivers them to the post office and handles parcels post.