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Wockhardt Hospital celebrates Patient Safety Week

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The programme focussed on documentation of medical records, early warning signs, biomedical waste handling, infection prevention and control, lab and radiology safety, fire safety

Wockhardt Hospitals, a chain of tertiary care hospitals in India celebrated Patient Safety Week across all its hospitals at Nagpur, Nasik, Vashi (Navi Mumbai), Rajkot, Surat, Wardha, South Mumbai and North Mumbai. The programme aimed at reinforcing and strengthening the defined practices to achieve better patient care and safety.

The three day programme focussed on a wide range of topics from accurate and complete documentation of medical records, early warning signs i.e. rapid response team concept, biomedical waste handling, infection prevention and control, lab and radiology safety and fire safety that are important components of a comprehensive patient safety programme.

Commenting on the initiative, Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals, said, “Prevention is always better than cure. It is mandatory that healthcare institutions practice basic and best practices and adhere to them for quality care and patient safety. At Wockhardt Hospitals we believe in quality care and delivering the same to our patients.”

Dr Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group Hospitals, said, “Wockhardt Hospitals aim for clinical excellence and uncompromised standards of patient care and safety. Following best practices and doing it the right way 365*24*7 is our way of ensuring patient safety and we periodically conduct such events to reinforce all our defined best practices.”

Role plays at work station by identified associates, poster competition on patient safety themes, quiz sessions, audits and many more activities were carried out aiming at reinforcing all the policies and practices defined towards ensuring safe patient care.

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