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World Patient Safety Day

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September 17

The theme for World Patient Safety Day is Safe maternal and newborn care: Act now for safe and respectful childbirth.” Below are a few ways that you can get involved in this year’s campaign!

Attend a Webinar
Safe and Respectful First Nations, Inuit and Métis Maternal and Newborn Care | September 17 | 0900-1000 PT
Join the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and Patients for Patient Safety Canada to discuss the barriers faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis families when accessing care during pregnancy, labour and delivery, and practical ways to make care safer. You’ll hear perspectives from patients, providers and researchers on the current patient safety challenges faced and how we can work together to improve patient outcomes.

Learn more and Register

Join the Conversation
Spread the word on your channels by using the hashtags #PatientSafety, #WorldPatientSafetyDay, and #SafeChildBirthForAll along with the slogan “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth”. Plus, find more ideas and resources in this toolkit provided by Healthcare Excellence Canada.

Objectives of World Patient Safety Day 2021

  1. Raise global awareness on the issues of maternal and newborn safety, particularly during childbirth.
  2. Engage multiple stakeholders and adopt effective and innovative strategies to improve maternal and newborn safety.
  3. Call for urgent and sustainable actions by all stakeholders to scale up efforts, reach the unreached and ensure safe maternal and newborn care, particularly during childbirth.
  4. Advocate the adoption of best practices at the point of care to prevent avoidable risks and harm to all women and newborns during childbirth.

World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm.



September 17
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From Our Community

Pamela Jessen

Patient Partner, Langford

Pamela Jessen

The Patient Voices Network allows me to engage and educate others on various health-related topics. By sitting on various committees and taking part in many activities, I can create real change in health care for everyone. It’s so empowering!