Kuwait Hospital, UAE awarded JCI Accreditation

UAE healthcare news

Sarah Peddie

A top United Arab Emirates hospital in Sharjah is the latest facility to be awarded with the prestigious JCI Accreditation.

The Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah has received Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. 

The assessment was conducted by an expert team who would visit the hospital to look at and assess the services being provided. 

They evaluated the hospital’s advanced devices from flexible and interactive cameras to professional audio equipment.

Also, its commitment to applying the best international practices into the hospital such as the quality of clinical services, patient safety, and competence of medical and administrative staff, in accordance with the best international standards and protocols.

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Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al-Owais, the Minister of Health said: “The rising number of our internationally accredited health facilities is yet another testament to the prestigious position and outstanding level of healthcare services in the UAE. 

“This comes as part of our painstaking efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of our health system as per the highest international standards, thus boosting the UAE’s competitiveness among the best countries in the world in healthcare quality, according to the UAE Centennial 2071.” 

Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Establishment, who attended virtually the procedural process of this accreditation, said: “This accreditation is the result of MoHAP’s efforts to apply the unified national standards for hospitals adopted by the UAE government to achieve best practices in the provision of services, the safety of patients and health care providers, hospital design, and health information systems, including medicines, the rights of patients and their families, the country's linguistic diversity, the rights of people of determination and senior citizens of both genders.”

In 2017, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) stated that all healthcare facilities in the UAE will have international accreditation from medical bodies from the US, Canada and Australia by 2021. 

Now that the Kuwait Hospital has joined the Khorfakken Hospital and Al Qassimi Hospital in JCI accreditation in the emirate of Sharjah the region is moving closer to achieving their goal. 

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