In its third year, the Change Day Campaign engaged over 94,000 healthcare sector workers, who pledged to improve the quality of services across the country.
The Change Day Campaign, which was implemented on Wednesday by the Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) in cooperation with Hikma Pharmaceuticals, encourages healthcare service providers’ personal commitment to improving health services through additional efforts and without incurring extra costs.
The local campaign is part of an international initiative that seeks to improve services to patients and break the routine. It started in the UK and moved to several countries, including Canada and Australia.
HRH Princess Muna pledged to commit to investing in the health of the younger generation through a comprehensive school health programme.
Building on the achievements of the past two years, the third version of the initiative seeks to promote and deepen quality services among all health facilities across the Kingdom, said HCAC CEO Salma Jaouni.
She noted that the initiative this year witnessed a “great advancement in the on-ground implementation of pledges”, adding that change could be depicted through simple cost-free steps that increase patients’ safety and satisfactions.
The campaign this year witnessed many long-term pledges with a sustainable impact, including a commitment to creating a programme where employees can share their opinions within their institutions, and another on changing the patient flow system.