saudi patient safety center launches the National Award in its three categories
saudi patient safety center organized the inauguration of the National Patient Safety Award in the presence of representatives of health organizations and organizations in the Kingdom, prominent figures from the Saudi Center for Patient Safety, representatives of some health facilities in the Kingdom and a number of media representatives. The importance and value of the National Patient Safety Award is one of the initiatives of the Saudi Center for Patient Safety in the Health Sector, which aims to reduce the medical errors and damages resulting from the Saudi health system. The award will be presented to three main categories, including health facilities, health practitioners and community members. The first prize is allocated to the category of health facilities, including the best hospital, best medical center, best primary health care center, or best pharmacy. The second prize is for the category of health practitioners and will be awarded to the best doctor, best nurse, best pharmacist, or best leader. The third category prize is dedicated to the best community personality. The award is supervised by a panel of experts, including local and international experts on patient safety. "The National Patient Safety Award is intended primarily to encourage everyone in the medical field in the Kingdom and to encourage them to do more to improve patient safety," said Dr Abdul Ilah Bin Mohammed Al Hossawi, Director General of the Saudi Center for Patient Safety. The occurrence of medical errors. This trend underscores our growing commitment to providing healthy, zero-error environments. " Adding that "patient safety is a top priority for health facilities. In order to achieve maximum safety, it is necessary to activate a comprehensive system, based on accuracy in performance, periodic follow-up of the process of treatment in health facilities, and direct supervision to avoid medical errors, in order to protect the safety of patients ».