Health Ministry Launches WHO Initiative
Health Ministry Launches WHO Initiative6/1/2016
The Ministry of Health, represented by the Quality Assurance Center launched today (Tuesday) the initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean “Patient Safety Friendly Hospital, PSFH” at Starcare Hospital.
Launching this initiative in one of the private sector institutions is due to its health services and safety environment. This initiative has been launched at Nizwa Hospital and Rustaq Hospital.
This initiative involves the implementation of a set of patient safety standards in hospitals. Compliance with the standards ensures that patient safety is accorded the necessary priority and that facilities and staff implement best practice.
It aims to establish the principle of safety in health service institutions, assess patient safety in hospitals by providing a framework that enables hospitals to assess a patient care from a patient safety perspective. In addition to build capacity of staff in patient safety, as well as involve consumers in improving health care safety.