Dubai, UAE – January [●] 2018. Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the United Arab Emirates, today announced that it is convening a global Pediatric Patient Safety Initiative – a pioneering initiative to bring together leading pediatric hospitals from around the world in support of a common goal of zero preventable child and adolescent deaths within hospitals by 2020. The initiative was announced at Arab Health 2018 by Dr. Mohamed AlAwadhi, COO of Al Jalila Children’s, and is consistent with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, that UAE institutions must play a leading role in global efforts in the healthcare arena.
“Al Jalila Children’s is pleased to commit to the Pediatric Patient Safety Initiative and its goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020,” said AlAwadhi. “With a culture of accountability and modern approaches to quality assurance in healthcare, Al Jalila Children’s looks forward to collaborating with other leading pediatric hospitals around the world to reinforce the importance of the pediatric patient safety agenda and build a community of like-minded institutions working towards a common goal.”
Sarah A. Bougary, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Safety and wellbeing Committee Chair at Al Jalila Children’s said: “This initiative will be a platform for other pediatric hospitals across the world to share their knowledge and best practices about pediatric patient safety. Our aim is that the outcome will be a robust framework that will lead to achieving zero preventable child deaths by 2020.”
Al Jalila Children’s serves children and adolescents up to the age of eighteen and is the first and only dedicated children’s hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Inaugurated on November 1, 2016, Al Jalila Children’s is an ultramodern hospital with world-class teams of highly qualified healthcare experts. The hospital employs SMART technology and design to enhance patient care and outcomes. The hospital also aims to foster clinical innovations, astute learning and development programs and cutting-edge research facilities. Al Jalila Children’s is a 200-bed facility in a child and family friendly environment. Find out more at www.aljalilachildrens.ae.