Due to many institutional reforms, Belgium Quality and Safety policies have been characterized for many years by an unclear definition of responsibilities. Things are now slowly becoming less ambiguous and both regional and federal levels are engaging in comprehensive and articulated Q&S policies.
PAQS ASBL is a newly created organization bringing together most healthcare stakeholders in Brussels and Wallonia with the objective of improving quality and safety in healthcare. PAQS ASBL organized a HOPE Study Tour on Quality and Safety on 4 and 5 May 2017 in Brussels.
During these two days, participants got to know how things are currently organized in Belgium, which policies have been implemented for which results, and how future policies may look like. Participants were expected to briefly present Quality and Safety policies existing in their countries and to exchange opinions and ideas on how things are evolving throughout Europe.