The Department of Health Systems Management and Leadership, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta in collaboration with the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Team (PaSQiT) at Mater Dei Hospital is organising an international symposium titled: “Together for Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management across all Ages”. This symposium will consolidate different initiatives being undertaken toward improving patient safety and clinical risk management and celebrates achievements in these endeavours. The symposium hosts an array of international speakers from collaborating organisations and initiatives and is a flavour of the enrichment offered through these collaborations and a token of our appreciation for this great experience. The Chairperson of the COST Action ERNST Prof. Jose Joaquin Mira is one of the speakers who will talk about ERNST and the Second Victims programme.
This symposium is an opportunity to bring together local and international stakeholders including healthcare workers, patients, healthcare services, policy and regulatory functions and academics and to share with them this wealth of knowledge and experience. It also gives them a platform to learn from each other and to join together in synergy. The panel discussion is representative of the key Maltese national stakeholders.
Persons who may wish to participate online via Chat can do so by connecting on the day via https://universityofmalta.zoom.us/j/97639893067
The Symposium will also be ‘live streamed’ on the Facebook page of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Malta (https://www.facebook.com/um.healthsciences). Those who may wish to follow the event remotely can use this facility.
Chair First morning session Dr Miriam Dalmas Consultant Public Health Medicine Resident Academic, Department of Health Systems Management and Leadership, Faculty of Health Science, University of Malta
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome address Dr Stephen Lungaro Mifsud, Dean, Faculty of Health Science, University of Malta
9:05 – 9:20 The current state-of-the-art in patient safety and clinical risk management in the Maltese health and social care systems Prof. Sandra Buttigieg, Head, Department Health Systems Management and Leadership, Faculty of Health Science, University of Malta Chairperson of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Team (PaSQiT) at Mater Dei Hospital
9:20 – 9:30 Address Prof. Carmen Sammut Pro-Rector, University of Malta
9:30 – 10:00 Quality of Care and Patient Safety in the WHO European Region Dr João Breda Head of Athens QoC Office & RD Special Adviser, Division of Country Health Policies and Systems, WHO Greece, Athens, Greece
10:00 – 10:30 Introducing the European Researchers’ Network Working on Second Victims (ERNST) Prof. José Joaquin Mira Chairperson of COST Action CA 19113 The European Researchers’ Network Working on Second Victims (ERNST)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
session Prof. Sandra Buttigieg Consultant Public Health Medicine Head, Department Health Systems Management and Leadership, Faculty of Health Science, University of Malta Chairperson of PaSQiT at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
11:00 – 11:30 Digitally Transforming Health: A Patient Safety Solution Mr. Francois Grech Chief Executive Officer Exigy Ltd.
11:30 – 12:15 How can digitalisation give support for achieving better and more safe medical services? Prof. Dr Dr Wilfried von Eiff Academic Director Center for Health Care Management and Regulation HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig, Germany Director, Center for Hospital Management, Institute at the University of Muenster, Germany
12:15 – 13:00 Panel discussion Panel members: Dr Carmel Abela, Clinical Chairperson Department of Anaesthesia, First PaSQiT Chair, Mater Dei Hospital Mr Noel Borg, Chief Operating Officer, CareMalta Group Ltd. Mr Walter Busuttil, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry for Health Ms Gertrude A. Buttigieg, Chairperson, Malta Health Network Ms Roseanne Camilleri, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Health Care Dr Josianne Cutajar, Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent De Paul Long Term Care Facility Mr Joe Debono, Medical Director, Mater Dei Hospital Dr Renzo Degabriele, Chief Executive Officer, Active Ageing and Community Care Dr Nadine Delicata, Executive Director and President, Steward Health Care Malta Ms Celia Falzon, Chief Executive Officer, Mater Dei Hospital Prof. Charmaine Gauci, Superintendent of Public Health, Department of Health Regulation, Ministry for Health Dr Stephanie Xuereb, Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Services
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch break
Afternoon session Dr Patricia Vella Bonanno Resident Academic, Department of Health Systems Management and Leadership, Faculty of Health Science, University of Malta
13:45 – 14:00 Competency model and its benefits for patient safety Assoc. Prof. Dr Ing. Jana Hola Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pardubice, Czechia
14:00 – 14:15 The value of Health Systems Performance Assessments (HSPA) for patient safety and clinical risk management across the Maltese health and social care systems Dr Kenneth Grech Consultant Public Health Medicine Resident Academic Department of Health Systems Management and Leadership, Faculty of Health Science, University of Malta
14:15 – 14:30 Patient safety education and training for medical students and Foundation School doctors Prof. Yves Muscat Baron, Clinical Chairperson Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department Member of PaSQiT, Mater Dei Hospital
14:30 – 14:45 Towards a proactive falls policy at Mater Dei Hospital Ms Adriana Pace and Ms. Lorraine Attard PaSQiT Co-ordinators for Falls, PaSQiT, Mater Dei Hospital