Created late of 2013, the Platform for Continuous Improvement of Quality of Care and Patient Safety (Plateforme pour l’Amélioration continue de la Qualité des soins et de la Sécurité des patients – PAQS ASBL) aims to promote, support and organise the development and implementation of initiatives of continuous quality of care and patient safety improvement in Brussels and Walloon healthcare institutions.
PAQS’s vision is to promote a healthcare sector aiming for excellence in its practices and structural function through the standardization of continuous improvement practices.
To do so, PAQS :
- positions itself as a Centre for expertise and innovation recognised for its know-how on quality and patient safety in the healthcare sector, through the development of knowledge along with general and specific competencies and the widely spread of them to the healthcare sector;
- develops global, consistent and effective services attuned to the sector's needs, based on three principles: support, education and resources;
- positions itself as a privileged spokesperson to private bodies and the authorities or regional, community, federal and international public organisations regarding the area of quality and patient safety in the healthcare sector;
- develops and maintains a network bringing together stakeholders active in the field of quality and patient safety in healthcare, and works to link the various existing (and future) initiatives.