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September 18, 2019, is Change Day. Be creative, change and inspire others by believing in the power of change, no matter how simple it may be.
Join CPSI, Patient for Patients Safety Canada, HSO and CAE Healthcare on September 17th at the Ottawa Art Gallery or virtually online to celebrate the first World Patient Safety Day! Watch an exclusive screening of To Err is Human, participate in a panel discussion, and network with senior Canadian Healthcare leaders who are working to make care safer.
Patient safety in Uganda is still a grey area. The health care system is characterized by low patient involvement and low awareness on patient safety. Patients are not empowered to engage health care providers regarding their conditions.
Promoting change is never a simple act; however, when you get like-minded people around the world to collectively raise their voices for a cause, positive change is inevitable.
Imagine what would happen if a fully laden 747 airliner crashed in Australia every week for a whole year. There would be a public outcry, an outrage, swift political action and an enquiry at the highest level, known as a Royal Commission.
On the maiden World Patient Safety Day celebration, I propose what I call 10 Commandments of Patient safety! This has been informed by experiences from practice and literature (Petrella, 1977).
Wockhardt Group Hospitals, which is a chain of super-speciality hospitals in India are organizing a week-long event on Patient safety across all their Group Hospitals from 13-17th Sept 2019.
We all have heard the phrase “Primum non nocere” and know that it means “first, to do no harm” which makes me think “Do we as healthcare institutions harm patients, and if so why?
If you are a patient who wants to be involved in the healing process or a caregiver, this is my advice:
Patient-centred healthcare is essential to ensure the NHI is a success in this country, and as such, needs to be embraced by the Department of Health to ensure a win-win scenario.
The level of harm reported in the Irish health service is comparable to other developed countries (approximately 12%). However, there is considerable room for improvement.