ISQua CEO Peter Lachman had this to say in relation to the statement from IHF:
'The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us with the challenge of being safe and providing high quality care in the face of extreme conditions. We can reflect on how we have worked together and on the way we have looked after the wellbeing of the people who work in delivering healthcare services
Every country has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic and it has revealed that we can do far more than we have been in ensuring the physical and mental wellbeing of all who deliver care and those who have managed the processes. Leaders and managers, clinical staff have faced challenges and overcome them. We thank all for their dedication and commitment.'
About International Hospital Federation
The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization.
Their members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. IHF provide them with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strategic experience as well as opportunities for international collaborations with different actors in the health sector.
Established in 1929 after the first International Hospital Congress in Atlantic City, USA as the International Hospital Association, it was re-named after the Second World War in 1947. With its Headquarters in Geneva the IHF is constituted under the Civil Code of Switzerland. The IHF recognizes the essential role of hospitals and health care organizations in providing health care, supporting health services and offering education. Our role is to help international hospitals work towards improving the level of the services they deliver to the population with the primary goal of improving the health of society.
About the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)
The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is a member-based, not-for-profit community that delivers a variety of initiatives and programmes. Our mission is to inspire and drive improvement in health, and the safety and quality of healthcare worldwide. When you join ISQua, you are investing in yourself, in addition to changing health care quality across the world. We foster a global community of passionate healthcare professionals, who are united by a single common goal: safer healthcare. Being a member gives you access to ISQua’s global community, exclusive website content, discounts to our conferences, access to the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, exclusive access to industry experts and much more. Find out more at https://www.isqua.org/membership.html. ISQua has created a resource page for COVID-19. We have collated resources from around the world to help provide the most up to date information to the healthcare community. Here you will find links to webinars, articles, research papers, recordings, podcasts, and other research portals. These resources are updated regularly. https://www.isqua.org/covid19-research-page.html Join ISQua to improve your Knowledge, build your Network, and make your Voice heard