Canadian Patient Safety Week - October 29 to November 2, 2018

Statement

I am pleased to recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week from October 29 to November 2.

Each year, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) leverages this national campaign to engage health care professionals, patients and citizens in discussions aimed at improving patient safety.

The theme of this year’s Canadian Safety Week Campaign—Not All Meds Get Along—encourages patients and healthcare professionals to start conversations using 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications. The campaign highlights the CPSI’s goal of preventing harm and reducing medication errors in Canada by 50% over the next five years.

The Government of Canada recognizes the considerable efforts of the CPSI, working together with health professionals, patients and others, to foster improvements in patient safety and increase the involvement of patients in their own care. We will continue to work alongside the CPSI, as well other partners, leaders and service providers, to ensure the safety of our health system.

I encourage all Canadians to learn more about patient safety by visiting the CPSI webpage and participating in Canadian Patient Safety Week.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Health


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