Georgetown hospital staff complete quality enhancement training

Senior staff at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) recently completed a quality improvement training course held in collaboration with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and Health Qual International.

A Government Information agency (GINA) press release said the three-day workshop aimed at building a quality improvement programme among senior staff at the hospital. Forty staff members participated, including the quality improvement members and their sub-committees.

“The programme will create a certain standard that would allow senior staff members to operate efficiently, and get clear direction and guidelines on the way forward as it relates to delivering excellent health care to the public,” the release said.

The workshop was conducted by Programme Director, Quality Improvement, Health Qual International, Margaret Palumbo.

Giving a brief comment, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Yolanda Renville said that through the workshop, senior staff would now be able to measure and acquire relevant data, identify gaps in the systems and determine how to rectify them.

A few quality projects were established during the workshop. Renville said that quality improvement is a new concept for GPHC and the representatives from each department would have gained a lot from the exercise. She expects that they would now be able to implement the project and train other staff members in order to improve the hospital’s efficiency.

Renville said the response by participants was overwhelming, and GPHC will continue to collaborate with other organisations to boost its capacity.

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