Satguru Pratap Singh (SPS) Apollo Hospital has won the prestigious Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) healthcare award for excellence in patient safety for its dedicated tracheostomy care nurse program.
Jugdiep Singh, managing director, SPS Apollo Hospital, said: “SPS Apollo is the country's only private sector hospital to win this award.” The FICCI healthcare excellence awards aim at felicitating healthcare organisations across the country for their efforts towards increased quality, patient safety and use of technology in improving healthcare delivery at large. This award recognises initiatives introduced by hospitals for monitoring and improvement in the delivery of a patient-centred safe medical care.
Jugdiep said: “The award reaffirms our commitment towards patient safety and the progress made by SPS Apollo Hospital since its inception towards providing the people of Punjab high quality and safe medical care.”
Dr Kamalpreet Kaur, ICU specialist, said: “The tracheostomy care nurse program at SPS Apollo is a one of its kind initiative that ensures safe care of tracheotomised patients. It is a 360 degree model that ensures reduction in mortality and costs and also improves outcomes for patients. Having specialised tracheostomy care nurses dedicatedly available for patient care 24x7, has taken patient safety to the next level.”
Col Neera (retd), chief of nursing staff (CNS), Apollo, said: “Ensuring patient safety is one of the most challenging tasks for healthcare providers across the world. Proving safe medical care in a safe environment is of paramount importance in today's scenario.”
The tracheostomy care nurse program was also one such initiative that was taken by SPS Apollo and to win a prestigious national FICCI award and be the only hospital in the country as winner of the patient safety category is a strong testimony to SPS Apollo's on-going journey towards patient safety, Jugdiep said.
Now, the hospital was applying such programme to other courses of medical such as line care nursing, lactation nurse and infusion nurse so that better facilities could be provided to patients, Jugdiep added.