New Zealand’s fourth Patient Safety Week is being held from 5–11 November 2017, coordinated by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Patient Safety Week is a commitment to consumers and patients that our health services strive to provide the best and safest care possible, every time.
The theme for this year’s Patient Safety Week is medication safety.
This topic has been chosen for several reasons:
District health boards (DHBs) and other providers will mark Patient Safety Week in a number of ways, including the display of posters and patient information in hospitals, media promotions, adverts in community newspapers emphasising DHBs’ commitment to providing the best and safest care, quality and safety focused grand rounds, booths and competitions.
More information on Patient Safety Week, including resources, will be announced in the coming months.
To read more about previous Patient Safety Weeks, visit the archived Open website .