Hospitals fighting against COVID-19: should we be concerned about litigation post-pandemic?
The risks for hospitals fighting COVID-19 are numerous. Among them, broadly defined medico-legal risks should be taken into consideration, especially in times of severe operational stress on hospitals and their personnel. This podcast is aiming at identifying the areas of errors, defining susceptibility to future litigation, proposing possible preventive measures and addressing risk-minimizing strategies.
Filling the Gaps: Learning From Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has created many challenges for health systems around the world. Health leaders have to focus on sustaining their organisations at all levels, and the International Hospital Federation is offering its support to them through a number of projects.
Measures Against Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) at Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital
In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, China. At that time, it was thought that Japan did not seem to suffer much damage, but over time, the infection spread rapidly throughout the world, and has a major impact on Japan. Cluster infections of healthcare workers occurred in medical institutions in urban areas, and as you all know, hospitals were forced to stop medical treatment. Under these circumstances, how to prevent infection of hospital staff and patients and maintain medical care is an urgent issue at present. The Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital (ARCH) is a COVID-19 patient accommodation facility. Currently, no staff nor hospital infections have occurred.
Response to the COVID-19 crisis – experience from a tertiary care centre in Pakistan
Discover how Aga Khan University Hospital created a task force to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborated with local/regional health authorities, and established a 100-bed COVID hospital. As well as their strategy for the move towards resumption of “normal” clinical function.
Safer COVID-19 Response Checklist
The Safer COVID-19 Response Checklist offers managers of health services, practitioners and health policymakers, a practical, actionable summary of important measures for preventing, reducing and mitigating the effects of violence against health-care workers and patients during the COVID-19 response. It also contains a series of online references to help understand and implement these measures.
The Royal Hospital’s Weekly Challenge:
Roadmap to safe and cautious resumption of medical and surgical elective hospital services
For IHF Members Only
The Royal Hospital, Oman, needs your support for the IHF Weekly Challenge. From June 1st to June 7th, you will have the possibility to help to contribute to a Roadmap to safe and cautious resumption of medical and surgical elective hospital services. All members will receive a link to edit an online document, add suggestions, comments, and any relevant information. By the end of the week, the Royal Hospital will have a good collection of international perspectives to help to solve their challenge and improve their response towards their patients. All contributors will be recognized or can remain anonymous if they wish so. The outcome of the IHF Supportive Weekly Challenge will be published on the IHF Website. For more information, please contact the IHF Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joint Statement of the IHF and ISQua on COVID-19 Response Worldwide
IHF and ISQua combine efforts to support COVID-19 response worldwide. Both organizations call for safety for health services, multidisciplinary teamwork for patient-centered care and innovation adoption in response efforts.