The Quality Healthcare Kenyan awards (QHKA) seeks to honour excellence and innovation in the health sector for quality patient-centered care. Their rating is based on the KQMH standards by the Ministry of Health which are designed to build the capacity of health providers in quality management, and improve the provision of high-quality health services.
Therefore, ‘To Enhance Quality Healthcare delivery for all’ being the first in our 5 strategic goals, we focus on offering improved care to all our patients and to improve standards of health service delivery. As soon as the Covid-19 pandemic invaded our country,St.Theresa Mission hospital-Kiirua was in the front line in fighting the spread of the disease. On that note, we decided to participate in the category of Excellence in Response to Covid-19 where we turned up to be the third best Hospital.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
- To screen all patients/ clients accessing the facility
- To safely hold and treat confirmed Covid-19 positive cases
- To minimize cross infection amongst patients, staff and community at large.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN RELATION TO THE SET OBJECTIVES
- Prompt capturing of suspects through the pre-triage desk records.
- Screening of more than 90% of all clients seeking services at our facility.
- Seamless management of suspected patients despite the challenges.
- We’ve been able to manage a total of 94 suspected cases and 53 confirmed Covid -19 patients as of 22nd
- Minimal exposure to staff at 1.3% positivity among staff since we started managing Covid-19 patients.
IMPACT OF INTERVENTION
- We are a benchmark facility for the Diocese of Meru affiliated health facility.
- We became go-to facility when county holding space was full.
- The County of Meru is considering to partner with us on COVID-19 care.
“Quality healthcare is an issue of social justice and human rights; failing to deliver healthcare services that improve the desired health outcomes for individuals and populations inhibits progress towards a more equitable and just society” Grace Ndegwa- Director QHKAwards
St.Theresa Mission Hospital-Kiirua always aims at Providing Quality Healthcare delivery to all.