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Death Notification

In alignment with DHA constant commitment of provide and implementing the highest quality standards and the best practices in healthcare field, and as per DHA rules and regulations, it is to mandate all healthcare facilities- Dubai to report every death incidence to Clinical Governance Office (CGO) –DHA, that is taking the accountability of revising and auditing each case led by the relevant clinical auditors.

Purpose of Reporting data:

 The results of the audits will serve as key performance indicators which, in turn determine the presence of either good or bad quality standards and the extent of both the professionals and facilities compliance with the needed criteria and standards.

Death cases that are covered by clinical auditing are categorized into :

-          Inpatient death

-          Death on Arrival

-          Still birth

Reporting of all death cases to CGO  / DHA, as per the  above mentioned categories by using the following link:



Reporting Requirements:

  •   Ensure the appropriate and timely recording data of each death case, which should be completed within the 24 hours of the death date and within 24 hours of the date and time of the fetal death (still birth) case.


  •   All captured data should be submitted in CD format to Clinical Governance Office within the 24 hours from the time and date of death or within the 24 hours from the time and date of birth for stillbirth cases. The CD include the following :


1.  A copy of the deceased patient’s file as in original form.


2.  A completed copy of DHA Death Notification or Still birth certification , stamped and signed by the Medical Director of the facility


3. MOHP form - Copy of Death Notification /or Stillbirth Notification certificate


All Healthcare providers (professionals and facilities) are expected to comply with the mentioned requirements. DHA has the right to impose the proper sanctions in relation to any breaches that occurred in relation to the
requirements  above.

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