This week a delegation of international doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals are descending on Glasgow for this year’s International Forum of Health Quality and Safety in Healthcare.
One of the first jobs 50 of the delegation did was to visit the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and the Royal Hospital for Children to hear from our healthcare staff about the ongoing work at both hospitals, and across Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC), on delivering quality improvements in clinical settings.
The delegation from countries across the world heard from our Medical Director, Dr Jennifer Armstrong, and the QEUH’s Chief of Medicine, Scott Davidson, on how patient care is at the heart of everything we do.
The delegates also visited a number of clinical settings in both hospitals to meet staff and learn about our quality improvement strategy.
Dr Jennifer Armstrong said: “It was a privilege to welcome 50 healthcare professionals from across the world to the QEUH and the RHC to showcase the incredible work going on in Greater Glasgow and Clyde on improving the patient journey.
“The delegates were extremely impressed by the range of quality improvements projects across both hospitals. In particular, the introduction of ‘What matters to you’ which has become one of the fundamental questions underpinning our discussions with patients. This project started in one ward in Glasgow and is now being introduced in healthcare settings across 40 countries worldwide.
“We hope that they will take away some of the quality improvement work we have been doing across GGC back to their home countries and their local healthcare facilities.”
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Pic: Delegates from across the world meet Dr Jennifer Armstrong, Medical Director and Scott Davidson, Chief of Medicine (front centre)