BY PAUL ONYEBUCHI AND MRS. EBERE OKAFOR.
(Public Relations Unit)

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State, on Wednesday, August 27 2022, kicked off a three-day training on quality improvement in health care services for members of staff at the Senior Staff Cafeteria.

Declaring the training open, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, and Director, Clinical Services and Training, Prof. Val Ugwu, on behalf of the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Obinna Onodugo welcomed participants to the training center and encouraged them to see the training exercise as a welcomed development and an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience to improve their skills in health care delivery services in the hospital.

A cross section of participants at the event

Prof. Ugwu further implored the participants to take the lead in providing adequate health care delivery in the hospital.

Speaking further, Prof. Ugwu emphasized that the management under the leadership of Prof Onodugo is intensifying efforts to create a conducive atmosphere geared towards revamping the health care system in the hospital to a more sophisticated and modern standard.

Prof. Ugwu also used the occasion to thank the management for availing the staff the opportunity to acquire the needed knowledge in quality improvement.

Speaking on the theme of the training, the keynote speakers, Mrs. Anire Asumah and Peggy Imoniovu x-rayed the essentials and significance of effective service delivery in the health sector as paramount, and indispensable to changing the narratives.

Mrs. Anire while sharing more light on the theme, said “Quality improvement consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of targeted patient groups”.

She also emphasized that quality improvement focuses on care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered.

Mrs. Peggy Imoniovu in her lecture on some of the key elements to sustaining quality health care delivery includes engaging and involving the patients so that they take responsibility for preventive care and the treatment of diagnosed conditions.

On the relevance of the workshop, the speakers admonished and enjoined the trainees to make their services a priority in order to ensure improved productivity and adequate service delivery.

In his closing remarks the Chairman MAC/Director, Clinical Services, Prof Ugwu applauded the speakers for their impeccable and seamless lectures and encouraged the trainees to take the lead to improve effective service delivery to the hospital’s clients.