UAE hospital gains JCI accreditation

UAE Hospital gains JCI accreditation

Sarah Peddie

Fujairah Hospital receives prestigious JCI accreditation

Another hospital in the United Arab Emirates has been awarded with the prestigious JCI accreditation.

The Fujairah Hospital is the latest facility to receive a Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, the Emirates Health Services announced. 

This has raised the total number of Emirates Health Services’ accredited hospitals to 15 which is a completion rate of 88 per cent.

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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Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services, said, “This global achievement is part of the strategic plan of the wise government to get all hospitals and health centres accredited in 2021, to be aligned with the highest international protocols and standards of leadership and innovation.”

The Director-General also hinted that work is now underway to get Umm Al Qaiwain and Dibba Al Hisn hospitals accredited before the end of 2021.

Dr. Kalthoum Al Baloushi, Director of Hospitals Administration, said, “The accreditation journey was running according to a precise timeline as per the World Health Organisation recommendations related to the best international indicators, standards, and practices in the quality field, as well as the application of precautionary measures and the utilisation of the latest telemedicine technologies to maintain patient safety and achieve the preventive agenda.”

He added, “Such support has greatly helped the hospital to carry out its plans and programmes, embrace innovative solutions, and fulfil the requirements of the international accreditation, which includes the provision of best health services and the application of digital work environment, as well as the achievement of job satisfaction, the utilisation of smart services, the attraction of best practices and global expertise, and the provision of an innovation-stimulating environment.”

Earlier on in the year, the Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah has received Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. 

It joined the Khorfakken Hospital and Al Qassimi Hospital in JCI accreditation in the emirate of Sharjah.

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