Royal Hospital Achieved Qmentum International of Accreditation Canada
Royal Hospital Achieved Qmentum International of Accreditation Canada29/12/2016
The Royal Hospital (RH) with all its services and affiliated National Centers achieved International Accreditation from the Accreditation Canada, an organization that approves standards of excellence in quality care and services of Canadian health institutions and hospitals. This accrediting body is one the largest health Accreditation organizations in the world. It was established in 1958 to accredit Canadian Health Institutions. The main objective of the accreditation is to develop systems of delivering high quality services and enhance culture of quality and continuous improvement.
The procedures of obtaining accreditation of the Royal Hospital included two assessments; initial assessment in February 2014, and final assessment in November 2016. The later covered the evaluation of the policies and procedures of the administrative and medical services.
Moreover, the assessment included a visit of five Canadian experts during the period of 20th to 24th of November, for the purpose of observing and assessing the hospital’s compliance with 2295 standards of the accreditation. . The team interviewed outside stakeholders and patients to assess the collaboration quality with the non-governmental institutions and patients’ satisfaction on the services. The assessment reviewed files of patients treated in the hospital and followed up progress of their treatments as outpatients.
The detailed final assessment results confirm the compliance with 2132 of the international standards (93% of the applicable standards), which is a very high percentage compared to other accredited hospitals. The blood transfusion services, ambulatory care services, and radiology services fulfilled 97% of the standards, while the surgery and operation rooms services attained 98,9%. Outstandingly, the National Oncology Center and critical care services achieved 100% adherence to the accreditation standards.