Orders are open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources!

10 Sep 2018 | Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with ACC and the Ministry of Health, are again partnering to promote Patient Safety Week from 4 to 10 November 2018.

Orders are now open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources. Information about the resources available, and a link to the order form, are available on the Commission website: www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/patient-safety-week/about/resources. A few organisations have had trouble accessing Google forms in the past. These issues are usually overcome by speaking with your IT department or by placing an order from a personal phone or computer.

With this year's focus on infection prevention and control, our PSW resources encourage consumers and health professionals to ask: are you giving germs a hand? The aim is to encourage consumers to understand why hand hygiene is important for their health and the health of others; and to encourage health professionals to practise good hand hygiene for consumers.

Orders for resources are open until midday on Wednesday 26 September 2018, so make sure your workplace doesn’t miss out – we want to get the whole sector involved!

If you have feedback, questions, or would like to discuss any aspects of PSW, please contact the team at patientsafetyweek@hqsc.govt.nz or phone 04 901 6040.

Last updated 10/09/2018