World Patient Safety Day

By Humber River Health

On September 17, 2022, Humber River Health joins hospitals around the world to celebrate the fourth annual World Patient Safety Day!  The world will once again come together in a global commitment to recognize patient safety as a key health priority.

To help enhance global understanding, the World Health Organization is spotlighting patient safety to increase public awareness and engagement; enhance global understanding; and spur global action.  World Patient Safety Day brings together patients, families, caregivers, communities, healthcare workers, healthcare leaders, and policy makers to show commitment to patient safety.  Working together, we can strengthen healthcare systems and help save lives.

The theme selected for World Patient Safety Day 2022 is “Medication Without Harm”.  Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world.  Safety can be impacted by human factors such as fatigue, poor environmental conditions, or staff shortages.  By mobilizing stakeholders and creating sustainable interventions, we can address the frequency and impact of medication errors.

Working together, we can improve the safety of healthcare and reduce the risk to both healthcare workers and patients. Medication safety is our top priority. We are committed to establishing an open and safe culture for patients and healthcare workers to speak about their safety concerns.