ANDORRA Women & Children Hospital officially launches its first ever Safety Awareness Campaign aiming to cultivate an understanding a culture of health and safety in order to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths as well as the financial hardship these events could cause the staff, their families, and employers.
Although the cases of child abduction in Malaysian hospitals are almost non-existent, the possibility of it happening is never zero. We often hear of “Code Red” for fire hazard or “Code Blue” for medical emergencies but there was rarely an officially implemented code for child abduction in hospitals.
Thus, ANDORRA plans to implement “Code Pink” as a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) if a child abduction case takes place in the hospital. During the trigger of a “Code Pink” incident, hospital staff on duty will activate the panic button of Code Pink. Once the button is pushed, the ANDORRA Safety and Security team will take immediate action where the whole hospital will go into lockdown to prevent the perpetrator from leaving the hospital building.
Selangor Public Health, Unity, Women Empowerment and Family Committee chairman, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud posing for photos with our Founder, Dr Khamsiah Muda.
The ANDORRA Safety and Security department, led by Mukhzam Hairiz Hamzah, aims to put this campaign into practice using proactive measures while managing workplace safety and health of our frontliners and guests within the hospital compound.
Aside from ensuring the safety and comfort of our guests, we also plan to make sure our healthcare workers are aware of basic safety, workplace hazards, risks relating to hazards, implementation of hazard prevention, and putting into practice necessary safer methods, techniques, process, and safety culture in the workplace.
While it intends to avoid any incidents among employees on duty, this campaign, officiated by Selangor Public Health, Unity, Women Empowerment and Family Committee chairman, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, is about safeguarding the lives of ANDORRA’s staff, aside from the hospital’s initiative in cutting down the cost of lost-work hours, time spent in putting short-term help and the schedule and services that may fall off due to less of service providers and the pressure of having to shut out or shut down a program.
For more information, head on to ANDORRA’s official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AndorraCare, ANDORRA’s official Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/andorrahospitalofficial, or visit our Twitter page https://twitter.com/AndorraCare