Under the health category, the winning projects this year were: The Managing Director's Special Award and Patient Experience Award: Qatar's 1st Nurse-Run Pre-Anaesthesia Clinic (Ambulatory Care Center); The Clinical Practice Award: Nurse-Led Discharge
of Acute Care Surgery Patients; The Quality and Patient Safety Award: Right Patient at the Right Place at the Right Time; The Collaborative Achievement Awards: National Organ Donation Campaign; The Operational Performance Awards: MyHealth Patient Portal.
There is so much outstanding work taking place across HMC every day that demonstrates the dedication and commitment of staff to ensure we are providing the safest, most effective, and most compassionate care to each and every one of our patients." The award winning projects include Ambulatory Care Center, Nurse-Led Discharge
of Acute Care Surgery Patients, Right Patient at the Right Place at the Right Time, National Organ Donation Campaign and MyHealth Patient Portal.
The perioperative nurse reviews the day case patients postoperatively which facilitates nurse-led discharge. The nurse ensures that pre-packed analgesia is available and that sick notes are completed.
With further developments such as nurse-led discharge and the supply of pre-packed discharge medication from the main wards, this rate could be further increased.
* Nurse-led discharge reduced the length of patient stay, whilst generating additional income.
The nurse-led discharge
policy means that a qualified nurse will assess patients against specific criteria and protocols related to the particular illness to decide if a patient is fit to go home.
Elements ranged from setting up a nurse-led discharge
system, establishing a colour-coding system to make sure patients are dealt with in order, and making breakfast packs easier for elderly patients to handle.