World Patient Safety Day is marked on 17th September each year. This is a day set aside to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. The theme this year put a particular focus on safe maternal and newborn care, urging all stakeholders to ‘Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!’
This year M.P. Shah Hospital created patient safety awareness through weekly continuous medical Education to the staff. Staff were also called upon to submit skits, poems that are in line with the theme for a chance to win a prize. The closing ceremony was held later that week at the M.P.Shah main hall. Among the invitees who graced the occasion was the Chief Guest Dr Lydia Okutoyi, an Obstetrician & Quality manager at the Kenyatta National Hospital, our very own CEO Dr Toseef Din and the M.P. Shah Hospital staff from various departments. Dr Toseef Din appreciated the clinical teams for making the hospital a safe place.
By using the World Patient Safety Day 2021 as a starting point to raise awareness on the issues of maternal and newborn safety, particularly during childbirth, the M. P. Shah Hospital has created a sustainable, long-term engagement among its stakeholders to improve the quality of care in this area. The event has served as a blueprint for future action, putting best practice and avoidance of harm at the very centre of maternal and perinatal health care. The awards session marked the climax of the ceremony where the Maternity unit emerged winners for the clinical Division & the credit control department for the non-clinical division.