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Welcome to Patient Safety Week 2018

October 29, 2018

Sunnybrook proudly takes part in Canadian Patient Safety Week annually, celebrated in 2018 from October 29 to November 2.

Along with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, we’re spreading the mission of ASK. LISTEN.TALK and we’re celebrating the patients, families and providers who make healthcare safer in Canada. Learn more about the role patient and family members play in Patient Safety.

Though patient and family engagement we have been able to improve the quality and safety of the care we provide at Sunnybrook. We would like to thank all of the patients and family members who have engaged in this process and we hope that our patient and family partnerships continue to grow larger and stronger for the years to come.

When you or a family member needs medical attention, you expect safe, thorough care. You also expect to be heard. No one knows your own body and situation better than you.As partners in your care we encourage you to;

  • Speak up and ask questions
  • Share as much as you can about your illness or injury
  • Learn what to expect if you've experienced harm
  • Make your home care safe
  • Connect with the right healthcare experts and teams, at the right time
  • Choose your healthcare options wisely

We thank you for partnering with us to improve the quality and the safety of the care provided at Sunnybrook.

Please see the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and Canadian Patient Safety Institute resources and tools to support patient and family empowerment and engagement in patient safety below:

1.) Tips and Tools for Talking to your Healthcare Team
Empower yourself with information and tools to help you ask good questions, connect with the right people, and learn as much as you can to keep you or a family member safe while receiving healthcare.

2.) 5 Questions to ask about your medications
A PDF resource to enhance patients and families knowledge and ability to complete medication administration and to also increase awareness of any required follow-up.

3.) Patient Question Checklist
A PDF resource that empowers patients to advocate for their healthcare safety

4.) Ten signs of a rapidly deteriorating patient
A PDF resource to recognize the signs and effectively discuss your concerns with the healthcare provider.

5.) Sunnybrook Patient and Visitors Education Guide

6.) Patient and Family Engagement Resources

7.) Patient and Family Education and Tips
For general safety, engagement in safe care and also medication safety while in hospital.