Al-Ahli Hospital has achieved another milestone in collaboration with the Australia Council on Healthcare standards International

Al-Ahli Hospital has achieved another milestone in collaboration with the Australia Council on Healthcare standards International
Al-Ahli Hospital has achieved yet another milestone in its pursuit of excellence in guest safety and quality. Last week a team of esteemed surveyors from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), one of the top healthcare accreditation bodies in the world, conducted a planned periodic review. This event marks the two year anniversary since the Hospital achieved full international accreditation under the ACHSI Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) and provides an opportunity for a team of industry peers to evaluate the continuous quality improvement activities of the hospital over this time.
The survey team comprised members from Australia, Sri Lanka, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Over two days they evaluated the Hospital’s performance against the EQuIP Mandatory Standards as well as acknowledging the satisfactory completion of all recommendation from the 2014 survey.
The survey team congratulated the hospital on it measureable improvements across all evaluation areas and on the significant enhancements implemented in team collaboration and focus on improving the quality of care.  
Mr. Khalid Al-Emadi, Chief Executive Officer welcomed the opportunity for an in-depth peer review and feedback and acknowledged the commitment demonstrated by all staff to strive for the highest international standards of care. He said “achieving ACHSI accreditation in the first place was a significant boost to the team and this helped propel them to higher levels of achievement”. He added that “sustaining and improving on this standard is very gratifying and underscores the Hospital’s mission and values”.
Mr. Jamal Hamad the Deputy Of Chief Executive Officer of Al-Ahli Hospital said , “the hospital is eager to follow the international standards for patients safety and we are doing our best to achieve the highest quality in health care for patients by enhancing education and professional development for medical, nursing and allied health professionals. Also, this creates an entrepreneurial spirit among them as they strive for best possible practice”.
He said, “Al-Ahli Hospital initially achieved full international accreditation in 2014 for a four year period. However, this entails an additional on-site survey after two years to ensure that the improvements implemented have been sustained. As a private hospital it is very important to be at the forefront of safety and quality initiatives and this collaboration with ACHSI now shows the result. Also Al-Ahli Hospital is always interested in implementing the best medical services and being comparable with the healthcare leaders around the world, this can only be achieved by focusing primarily on patient safety.
In addition Mr. Jamal said that “Al-Ahli Hospital has implemented systems that work and add to the success of the hospital in providing top class care to patients”.
This point was mirrored by Mr. Wayne Singh form ACHSI who led the survey team and commented on the many improvements that have taken place since the initial granting of accreditation status in 2014. He said “The entire team at Al-Ahli Hospital is focused on improving the safety and quality of care and the improvements implemented between the two surveys was significant”. He commended the hospital team for their dedication and collaboration to provide excellence in care and services”.
According to Dr. Abdul Azim Abdul Wahab Hussain the Medical Director of Al-Ahli Hospital “Al-Ahli Hospital is characterized by professional medical and nursing staff who are dedicated and the proof of this is the strong communication between them which demonstrates a dynamic team focused on patient safety and excellent clinical outcomes. This he said has been part of the longer-term strategy to provide excellent service and the best quality of care”.

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