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On Friday January 21, Evercare Hospital Lekki became the first hospital in Nigeria to be awarded with PharmAccess’ SafeCare level 5 certification at baseline assessment. This achievement was attained due to the hospital’s outstanding healthcare delivery services and quality improvement measures.

SafeCare is a unique standards-based approach for measuring and improving the quality of healthcare services in resource restricted settings. SafeCare is an arm of PharmAccess Group that focuses on health care safety and quality improvement. Following Friday’s certification, the Lekki based hospital, a private multispecialty tertiary care facility, is now even closer to receiving the SafeCare Accreditation, an internationally recognized certificate of excellence. The 165-bed complex which was fully unveiled in March 2021 has gone on to show unprecedented healthcare professionalism and improvement.

In a statement, the Country Director of PharmAccess Foundation, Mrs. Njide Ndili expressed her delight in the achievement of the hospital. She congratulated the management of the facility while urging them to continue to show commitment to excellent healthcare delivery.

During her remarks, the SafeCare Director of Quality, Dr Ibironke Dada mentioned that PharmAccess Nigeria will continue to expand and scale its SafeCare Quality Improvement Methodology to support both public and private healthcare facilities across all levels.

PharmAccess Nigeria, Quality Manager Peggy Imoniovu while presenting the SafeCare Baseline Quality Assessment Report mentioned that most facilities take as many as five years before getting to the SafeCare level 5 while Evercare has achieved this in less than a year of operations. She noted that while the average score of most healthcare facilities on the SafeCare program is 70%, Evercare had scored 83% making it higher than most.

The Medical Director of EverCare, Dr Adefemi Daniel thanked PharmAccess Foundation for the partnership. He went on to congratulate all staff of Evercare thanking them for their hard work and urging them to serve with more enthusiasm.

SafeCare standards are divided into 13 different service elements, covering a full range of medical to non-medical aspects of care. The standards allow for benchmarking across the health system and the SafeCare tools can be used by partners, governments, and healthcare providers to improve the services they provide for people. SafeCare offers a range of services among which are the SafeCare steps, Quality platform and Accreditation of healthcare facilities.

PharmAccess Nigeria, Quality Manager, Peggy Imoniovu presenting SafeCare level 5 Certificate to Rajeev Bhandari, CEO Evercare Hospital Lekki.