Patient Safety Week: 4–10 November 2018

This year's Patient Safety Week (PSW) topic is infection prevention and control with a focus on good hand hygiene. Good hand hygiene is the simplest, most effective way to prevent healthcare associated infections. 

More information about PSW is available on these webpages or email the team at patientsafetyweek@hqsc.govt.nz.

Featured news or publications

Patient Safety Week 2017 videos: Let's talk medicines

6 Nov 2017, Patient Safety Week

In these videos Po-Han Ko, Dr Sarah Sciascia and Sandy Bhawan give consumers information on what they need to know when they visit a health professional – and what they need to ask.

Programme related news

PSW 2017 people
Great participation in Patient Safety Week 2017

23 Nov 2017, Patient Safety Week

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Patient Safety Week 2017. The week, which was focused on medication safety, ran from 5 to 11 November and saw a record number of resources ordered.