Aspetar Celebrates Qatar Patient Safety Week

13/09/2023 01:58 PM

Doha, Qatar – 13th September 2023 – Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital celebrate the 9th  Qatar Patient Safety Week and World Patient Safety Day 2023 in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) on September 17 under the theme “Engaging Patients for Patient Safety”.

A series of events at Aspetar’s main campus will feature a variety of activities to raise awareness of patient safety, including a panel discussion on patient engagement, a patient partner discussion, and presentations on patient engagement activities by Aspetar healthcare professionals.

The sharing of success stories on patient partnership that highlight the importance of patients being involved in their own care is the main topic. The agenda includes interviews with patient partners on their experiences of patient engagement, including presentations on patient safety that display Aspetar’s latest innovations.

Dr. Abdulaziz Jaham Al Kuwari, Aspetar’s Chief Executive Officer:

“Patient safety is our top priority at Aspetar. We believe that by engaging patients in their care, we can make significant improvements in safety, patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. We are proud to be hosting this event to raise awareness of the importance of patient safety and to celebrate the hard work of our staff and partners in ensuring the safety of our patients.”

Aspetar is a world-leading facility providing comprehensive care for athletes and patients of all ages. Aspetar is committed to providing the highest quality care and is constantly striving to raise the bar on patient safety.

Patient safety matters! In Nov 2021, Aspetar became the first healthcare organisation in the world to achieve a perfect score on version 4 of the Qmentum International standards, Accreditation Canada International (ACI).

In August 2017, Aspetar received the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital (PSFH) Level 3 designation. The award is administered by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in partnership with the World Health Organization.

World Patient Safety Day is an annual event celebrated on September 17. This day raises awareness of patient safety and promotes the importance of patient engagement in improving patient safe care. The theme for World Patient Safety Day 2023 is “Engaging Patients for Patient Safety”.





About Aspetar:

Aspetar is a world-leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.

In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “The IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.

In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. In the same year, the hospital also achieved obtained-on December 15 the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”.

Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.

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