Dear Valued Partner,
2019 is the Year of Tolerance, with one of the pillars being tolerance in the community. Dubai Healthcare City is first and foremost a community – a place where we build standards of safety, implement regulations and follow internationally-recognized guidelines.
Our healthcare operators and business partners hail from all corners of the world, truly encompassing what it means to build an all-inclusive community. It has always been our aim to treat patients, visitors and partners like family, and pride ourselves on excellence, wellbeing, ease of doing business, and enhancing each person’s experience.
Since the inauguration of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority Excellence Awards in 2017, we have had the opportunity to showcase the remarkable work done by our partners, and for the third year in a row, we will reinforce our pursuit for excellence and innovation in healthcare.
Patient safety is an area that we take very seriously, and global figures show that more than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals, and 3 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort, something I am confident we can achieve seamlessly.
For this cycle, new awards have been introduced, mainly to recognize excellence in the nursing and research fields, further strengthening our reputation in specialized care. This will create a level playing field for all healthcare professionals, bringing healthy competition into the mix for the betterment of patient safety, and the sector as a whole.
We are pleased to announce that Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory has collaborated with the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council to assess the entries under nursing. Often a patient’s first point of contact, nurses are the soldiers that bring the workforce together, and we are proud to give them the recognition they so rightly deserve.
I encourage you to participate in the third cycle of the DHCA Excellence Awards, cementing our role towards making the free zone the community of choice when it comes to healthcare.
Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi
CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulatory