Evaluation of hospital safety in Georgia - summary report, Tbilisi 2018



Given the risks and threats that society faces today from both natural and man-made disasters, there is a clear need for efforts to prevent and mitigate their negative impacts, while ensuring a timely and efficient response, minimization of adverse consequences, and the ability to get back to business as usual as soon as possible.

The issue of safety of health care facilities during emergencies is a hot topic for Georgia, which is at risk of several natural, manmade and biosocial hazards that could lead to emergencies or disasters.

One component of disaster risk reduction strategies in the health sector is the assessment of the safety of health care facilities, identifying their vulnerabilities, setting priorities in dealing with gaps, and building capacity to respond to emergencies. Given the role that hospitals play in ensuring health care delivery during disasters, assessing hospital safety is of the utmost importance.

WHO project

  1. First phase: Hospital Safety Assessment of 50 hospitals in Georgia. The project started on 15 November 2017 and ran to 28 February 2018. 50 hospitals were assessed in Tbilisi and nine regions.
  2. Second phase: Hospital Safety Assessment of 53 hospitals in Georgia. The project started on 4 May 2018 and ran until 31 August 2018. 53 hospitals were assessed in eight regions.