International Hospital Federation( IHF) presented today certificates to 22 DHA employees for successfully completing the Future Health Leaders training programme.
The twelve-month intensive training programme was organized by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with International Hospital Federation (IHF) and Index Holding.
The felicitation ceremony was held in presence of senior leaders including HE Eng. Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, Dr Eric De Roodenbeke, CEO of International Hospital Federation(IHF) and Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding.
Al Maidoor highlighted the importance of this programme and said: “Human resources is at the heart of the health sector and this program is of particular importance as it has been tailor-made for the health sector and contextualized keeping in mind the Dubai Health Authority setting. It provides great value for the participants in terms of managerial and leadership skills which they can incorporate in their job environment.”
He highlighted that the rapid development and growth of the health sector in Dubai, means that human resources will play an ever-important role in optimizing resources and will bolster the development of the sector.
Dr De Roodenbeke, said: ” This programme will help top healthcare leaders apply managerial and leadership techniques to achieve result-oriented outcomes. Presently participants that have successfully completed the program have received certificates and there are few that are still in the process of completing this program.”
From the 22 participants, five participants who presented the most comprehensive projects that are relevant to the current challenges faced by the healthcare sector globally were awarded. The projects were on various topics such as retention strategy for nurses, peri-operative anesthesia audit tool(PAAT) and peri-operative anesthesia check list.(PACL), DHA performance management system, perspective on dental flow structure at the DHA. All these projects were evaluated an international jury that consisted of IHF members who were not involved with this programme.
Dr. Suhail Al Rukn, stroke and neurology consultant and head of stroke unit at Rashid Hospital, who was one of the participants of the program, highlighted the importance of such programs that help shape the thinking of future leaders.
Maryam Abdulla Bin Subaih, Director of Human Resources at the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of the DHA, we will continue such training programs for employees across various fields of healthcare to help ensure constant development of human resources in line with international standards.”
Bin Subaih highlighted that training opportunities are presented to DHA employees across various specializations to ensure employees are up-to-date with the latest advances in their field of work.