Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa | Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Aotearoa Patient Safety Day is a commitment to consumers and patients that our health services strive to provide the best and safest care possible, every time.

Aotearoa Patient Safety Day will be observed on Tuesday 17 November 2020.

More information about the theme and activity will be available on these pages soon.

Featured news or publications

Theme and activity for Patient Safety Day 2020

26 Mar 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new World Patient Safety Day, to be held annually on 17 September. From this year, New Zealand will align with the WHO’s campaign, instead of holding a separate awareness week in November.

Who me – biased? He ngākau haukume tōku?

4 Nov 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Health professionals are encouraged to watch new learning modules on understanding bias in health care, released today for Patient Safety Week.

Programme related news

Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

26 Jun 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) continues. This year we are again partnering with ACC to promote the week. This year’s theme is ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’.