Health promoting hospitals

Health promoting hospitals:

A health promoting hospital does not only provide high quality comprehensive medical and nursing services, but also develops a corporate identity that embraces the aims of health promotion, develops a health promoting organizational structure and culture, including active, participatory roles for patients and all members of staff, develops itself into a health promoting physical environment and actively cooperates with its community.

Reference: based on Budapest Declaration on Health Promoting Hospitals. WHO, (EURO), Copenhagen, 1991

Health promoting hospitals take action to promote the health of their patients, their staff, and the population in the community they are located in. Health promoting hospitals are actively attempting to become “healthy organizations”. Health Promoting Hospitals are being implemented since 1988. An international network has developed to promote the wider adoption of this concept in hospitals and other health care settings.

Source: Health Promotion Glossary (1998), WHO/HPR/HEP/98.1