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.

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

Aotearoa Patient Safety Day date and theme confirmed

20 Aug 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

The Health Quality & Safety Commission will promote Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa | Aotearoa Patient Safety Day on 17 November 2020. The theme is Getting through together | Whāia e tātou te pae tawhiti.