Safe Patient Care Celebrated
Prince George, B.C. – Today marks the beginning of Canadian Patient Safety Week and Northern Health is doing what it can to raise awareness and celebrate safer care.
To mark the occasion, Northern Health leaders will be wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase: Your Safety is Important to Us, all week.
The health authority has also made pamphlets loaded with health information available at Northern Health facilities for patients and their caregivers.
In addition to that, all health care providers and the public are invited to take part in the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s national virtual forum on October 28, 29, and 30 (click here to learn more).
Northern Health is doing what it can to provide safe care year round. In fact it says over 9,400 patient safety events were recorded in 2014/15; 34% related to falls and 30% to medication/IV fluid/biologicals.