The pandemic placed an unprecedented burden on healthcare workers, especially nurses who were at the frontline. Not only did the healthcare landscape witness a surge in cases and hospitals were full to the brim, but it also witnessed an intense burnout with nurses working multiple shifts, and nursing managers experiencing a huge shortage of staff.
In this webinar we uncovered how tech and innovation drove effieciency, and how it is key to addres the burden of the gender divide, while just speaking about 'burnout' and mental health is not enough without solutions to drive change.
RN, MScN Chief Nursing officer
Fakeeh University Hospital
Holder of a Master’s of Science in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership with 20 years of healthcare experience spread across different countries in the Mena Region (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Lebanon) with focus on health care leadership, health care startups, quality, and patient safety. Restructuring, team building, staff empowerment, and healthcare entrepreneurship. Highly skilled in staff, and patient engagement and an expert in launching and commissioning hospitals, where he participated in commissioning and starting up and management 9 different hospitals in United Arab Emirates, KSA, Egypt, and Lebanon. Currently affiliated with Fakeeh University Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer, and a Medical Director for Fakeeh Home Health care. A consultant for the Australian Council for Healthcare Standards (ACHS) on nursing excellence, evidence-based practice in nursing, staff engagement initiatives, shared governance models implementations, quality, patient safety, and risk management. Served as a Chief Nursing officer for highly reputed, large scale hospitals in UAE and the region, and participated in implementing quality, patient safety, and patient engagement standards through preparing nursing departments to major accreditations and certifications like JCIA, ACHS, Planetree, and Magnet designations. Awarded the nursing innovation award by the Ministry of Health in Egypt and the “Digital Leader Award” in United Arab Emirates.
Sofia is the Nurse manager of Glucare Integrated Diabetes Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from National College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova and is receiving her Masters in Science of Nursing in Coventry University, United Kingdom. She has worked as a nurse in Dubai and has extensive experience in clinic management, as well as critical/acute care, oncology, chronic disease management and training development. Her nursing career has been dedicated to creating high quality, reliable systems of care and developing the next generation of nurses and healthcare professionals who are empowered, compassionate and lead patients towards healing not only through conventional treatments, but also through positive changes in their lifestyles. Sofia is especially excited to be a pioneer in transforming Diabetes care and introducing a Holistic approach to care in the UAE.
Head of Content
Healthcare - Informa Markets
Matthew Brady is Head of Content, Healthcare, with Informa Markets based in Dubai, UAE. An editorial specialist with a former communications background advising businesses and governments, Matt had previously worked in Asia and Europe in addition to the Middle East. He has a particular interest in health tech and innovation.