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.

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Orders are open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources!

10 Sep 2018, Patient Safety Week

Orders are open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources. 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?

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.