(2008), "Middle East - Kuwait to build new health cities", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2008.06221cab.004
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Middle East - Kuwait to build new health cities
Article Type: News and views From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 3.
Keywords: Healthcare access, Healthcare standards, Performance management
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health plans to build three integrated medical cities in strategic locations that they cover the whole country and ease the pressure on existing hospitals, reported Al-Jareeda daily. The ministry is still studying the proposal and the project is aimed at offering medical services to citizens and residents all over the country.
According to Arab Times newspaper, sources conveyed these medical cities would be fully managed by foreign staff who will be brought in from famous international hospitals, and will help end the trend of sending patients abroad for treatment. Meanwhile, a delegation from the American Cleveland Clinic made a visit to Ahmadi hospital. The delegation toured the hospital to evaluate the level of the medical services and the management status, says a press release issued by the hospital.
“We want to run Ahmadi hospital according to the highest international standards”, Kuwait Oil Company spokesman and Deputy Managing Director (Administration & Finance) Khalid Al-Khamees said, “this visit is part of our effort to lift our hospital healthcare standards and make sure it is managed efficiently according to highest international standards”. The Cleveland Clinic delegation viewed the current expansion projects at the Ahmadi hospital.
Evaluation will encompass doctors’ performance, staff competency, service level and other activities. Practical solutions will be set up to expand the hospital, advance the medical services and reduce treatments outside Kuwait.
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