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MPH launches sultanate’s first Daisy Award Programme to recognise nursing services

MPH launches sultanate’s initial Daisy Award Programme to recognise nursing solutions

To be provided away each and every quarter for nurses of MPH, the Daisy Award is aimed at motivating the nursing neighborhood which play a vital part in patient care, subsequent only to physicians, in healthcare delivery.

Subba Rao, hospital director, MPH, mentioned, “The Daisy Award Programme was piloted by the Barnes at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in the US. The Daisy Award was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion that nurses supply their individuals and households each and every day. There are about three,000 healthcare facilities in 17 nations, committed to honouring nurses with the Daisy Award.

“The strategic impact of the programme on nurses and their organisation is deep, affecting nurses’ job satisfaction, retention, teamwork, pride, organisational culture, healthy work environment and more. The process of honouring the nurses with Daisy Award has begun with the hospital management inviting nominations from patients. A standard set of guidelines and criteria were formed to select the outstanding nurses for the award.”

Dr Raymond Elias, health-related director, MPH, mentioned, “MPH s going for second re-accreditation of JCI in 2018 which is the Gold Standard of Quality in Healthcare and this Daisy Award Programme will certainly further enhance the quality of our hospital services and patient care. It is to encourage the nurses to perform better which will have a positive effect in the healing process. Nursing is not only about clinical care but also about providing a humane touch to the patients which is followed at MPH by all stakeholders in the system.”

Suhaib Shaqdih, director of Nursing at Muscat Private Hospital, mentioned, “Muscat Private Hospital, with 95 nurses, is not only known for specialised doctors and excellent infrastructure and facilities, but also for its qualitative nursing care. It is time skills and the compassion side of nurses that are actually recognised. In a bid to further augment the level of nursing services, we have adopted the Daisy Award Programme for nurses who play a major role in ensuring the physical as well as psychological well-being of patients.”

The launch of the Daisy Award Programme was attended by the complete MPH employees, dignitaries from MOH and nursing heads of MOH Hospitals.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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