Raising the royalty thanks and appreciation to the custodian of the Crown Prince and Crown Prince Allah bless them for their support of the efforts of the Ministry of health to promote health sector in the Kingdom, stressing that this Centre is one of the dependants health initiatives to improve health care and practical application of developmental dynamics by the Ministry and the enforcement of one of the most important national transformation programme initiatives in the health sector.
Said Dr rabiah: that this Centre will be the national reference on all matters related to patient safety and reduce medical errors and will develop a national strategy for patient safety and ensuring harmony with the national transformation programme initiatives in the health sector, hoping to achieve that status objectives and contribute to the improvement of health services ، Stressing the royalty that patient safety is one of the most important priorities of health and interest and underlies many development programs and underpin the health system as a cornerstone of health service system .
His Excellency added that the Centre and its functions and work it is a paradigm shift in health services and would then Allah in supporting health action in our dear country to achieve aspirations of the LAH it asking Allah and raise efficiency in health facilities in order to earn the satisfaction of patients and beneficiaries of health facilities.
Prominent among the tasks assigned to the Centre is the national strategy for patient safety and work to develop and submit proposals for legislation and health systems and work on developing medical policies, procedures and practices in the field of patient safety in health facilities, in addition to conducting research and theoretical studies and patient safety field، Including extensive research and analytical studies on the current status of patient safety in health institutions for access to the best medical practices, as well as monitoring and tracking medical errors at the national level, analyzed and studied and identify the causes and factors leading to her، And develop appropriate solutions to enhance the safety and security of patients, visitors and workers in health facilities, support and motivate those who wish outside the center to carry out research related to patient safety, and to promote national programs and initiatives to improve patient safety, as well as the dissemination of best practices in the field of patient safety and circulated to all health institutions in the Kingdom.
Publication of specialized periodicals and scientific journals tasks and results of studies and research in the field of patient safety, while working to increase public awareness and culture of safety and the safety of patients and include, holding training and educational courses and workshops related to patient safety and risk management in health facilities, as well as the establishment of a national system for reporting medical errors gross, collection, analysis and dissemination of results related to the medical community, and then a national registry of medical errors in coordination with the relevant authorities develop, in addition to the development and adoption of solutions, initiatives and practices concerning the maintenance of patient safety and encourage P facilities, cooperation and exchange of experiences with local organizations, regional and international institutions relevant to the work of the center and contract agreements and partnerships related to this, and to enhance cooperation and coordination between the Kingdom and other countries in order to achieve the purposes of the center, according to the rules and regulations in place, and acting as the coordinating link between public health and private sector, patients and their families with regard to initiatives related to patient safety, and in particular coordination with the Saudi Center for accreditation of health facilities and the Saudi Commission for health specialties, to ensure non-duplication and inconsistencies in the terms of reference, compatibility standards and only Tratat joint plans and strategies, and to take advantage of the IT infrastructure of these entities to serve the purposes of the center, and to recommend to the competent authorities to take the required actions towards lax health facilities, or are unable to apply legislation, health regulations, policies and procedures related to patient safety.