Royal Hospital expansion mulled

By Staff Reporter — MUSCAT: Jan. 8 – The final report on accreditation says Royal Hospital with all medical and administrative services and affiliated centres fulfilled 2,132 of the international criteria (93 per cent of the applicable standards), a high percentage compared to other accredited hospitals.
Royal Hospital (RH) with all its services and affiliated national centres recently achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Canada, an organisation that approves standards of excellence in quality care and services of Canadian health institutions and hospitals. The compliance level in the field of efficiency reached 94 per cent, and compliance with the safety standards reached 90 per cent.

The report pays tribute to the most significant initiatives of promoting performance such as (LEAN) set to develop patients flow, raising efficiency of resources use and reducing waste. The report mentioned the challenges facing the hospital, most of which was the increasing number of patients in the sections of emergency, intensive care, and operation under a capacity that made it mandatory to be developed in order to meet the expectations of patients and their families. The report recommended the necessity of reconsidering available spaces of out-pharmacy and expanding the hospital other facilities to cope with the increasing number of patients.

Moreover, the report indicated that the hospital needs to develop preparedness plans for crises cases and approving their efficiency. The Royal Hospital (RH) recently organised an event under the auspices of Dr Ahmed bin Mohammad al Saeedi, Minister of Health to review the final report by the Canadian Experts Team that visited the hospital.