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Dr. Al-Ghamdi Stresses MOH’s Dedication to the Improvement of Comprehensive Healthcare Quality
04 February 2012
   His Excellency the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for Curative Medicine, Dr. Aqeel Al-Ghamdi, has assured that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is doing its best to provide more distinguished health services. This is to be added to the Ministry’s dedication to the improvement of the quality of the health services provided in hospitals, health centers, various specialized centers in addition to educational and research centers, aiming to reflect the Ministry’s slogan (Patient First).
While launching the activities of the Hospital Directors' Skills Development Training Program, on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Health for Executive Affairs, Dr. Mansour Naser Al Howasi, Dr. Al-Ghamdi added that improving health services' quality is mainly linked to training, hoping that the program will improve health services.
For his part, the Director-General of Hospitals, Dr. AbdulAziz Hamed Al-Ghamdi, stated that this program will be within the framework of the MOH's efforts to improve work at its hospitals and the comprehensive plan to develop hospital directors' performance. This plan aims to provide them with the basics of hospital management skills. That is to be accomplished through introducing them with the management basics, the main principles of health care quality, strategic planning concept, elements and obstacles, change management, and performance evaluating methods, in addition to the role of management in hospital accreditation. Moreover, it also aims to provide them with the effective director main skills (solving problems, decision making, communication and medical consultation skills, team leading, effective director skills and characteristics, etc).
In addition, Dr. Al-Ghamdi clarified that workshops will be organized in coordination with the directors and head officers of the MOH General Departments to identify these departments' tasks and solve hospital directors' problems, as well as finding answers to questions and inquiries. The directors will be trained by a distinguish group of trainers specialized in hospital management and human development. In addition, a number of MOH directors-general will attend the workshops in order to provide notes and directions and to answer their questions and inquiries.
In conclusion, Dr. Al-Ghamdi pointed out that the Hospital Directors' Skills Development Training Program is organized by the Hospitals General Department in cooperation with Training and Scholarship General Department to the directors of hospitals (accommodating 100-150 beds), with the participation of 25 directors from 8 health regions.

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