Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has been accredited by the UK-based Investors in People (IIP) organization at the Gold level
DUBAI- The Gulf Today:
Al Zahra Hospital Dubai (AZHD) has been accredited by the UK-based Investors in People (IIP) organization at the Gold level. Andrew Jackson, the British Consul General to Dubai, presented the accreditation certificate to Sheikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, Chairman of Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, in an official ceremony at the hospital. After successfully passing the three stages of assessment, it has become the first and only hospital in the UAE and the Mena region endorsed with this prestigious accreditation.
IIP is a global standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. It enables organisations to benchmark against the internationally applicable professional standards.
“My congratulations to the hospital for achieving the gold standard in ‘Investors in People’,” Jackson said. “I’m very pleased to be here today. It’s a real achievement. In hospitals, people are the heart of everything you do and so it’s great to see a hospital is bound to achieving this standard,” he added.
“I’m deeply grateful to AZHD team who have always been committed to serving the patients’ needs in the most efficient way. IIP accreditation is a sound expression of honouring great performance. It is also an indication of our ongoing effort and investment to stay up to date with international best practices required to become the regional benchmark for people management and development in the healthcare industry,” Dr Mohaymen Abdelghany, Chief Executive of AZHD, commented. “Since 1991, Investors in People has set the standard for better people management globally; thus, AZHD policy and strategy recognised the gained benefits through constantly investing in the skills and effectiveness of our people,” he added.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People UK, said: “We’d like to congratulate AZHD; Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success.” It is worth mentioning here that it is uncommon for organisations to meet the Gold Certification at the first attempt. IIP Award currently positions AZHD as one of only 7 per cent of all organisations worldwide that achieved this extraordinary level.