Health Minister honors winners of first national health safety award
Dr. Tawfiq Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the Minister of Health, honored the winners of the National Patient Safety Award in its first edition on the second day of the First International Conference on Patient Safety. More than 1000 contestants participated in the three prize categories: namely health facilities, health practitioners, and community individuals. The panel of judges, comprising of international and local patient safety specialists, received the participations from the candidates
The Health Minister had launched the first edition of the award in the beginning of 2018. The award aims to present projects and ideas that contribute to patients’ safety.
In the conference, the Minister said that they are seeking to enhance patients’’ safety and reduce errors in the hospitals of Saudi Arabia through the efforts of SPSC. He expressed hope to witness continuity of SPSC activities that contribute to improving the health ecosystem in hospitals.