World Patient Safety Day 2020

World Patient Safety Day, is an initiative by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of the need to continuously improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems.

World Patient Safety Day 2020 will bring together health workers, patients, families, caregivers, communities, health care leaders and policy-makers, all showing commitment to health worker safety and patient safety. Health workers include all people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health. The year 2020 has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 

‘Safe health workers, Safe patients’ 

Members of the C Diff Foundation recognize the importance of this annual WHO “World Patient Safety Day” campaign and we ask fellow patients, health workers, health care leaders, patients, and healthcare professionals to actively participate and share this information with others.

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Thursday, September 17th is World Patient Safety Day. No one should be harmed in health care. And yet, every day, thousands of patients suffer avoidable harm while receiving care. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exerted unprecedented pressure on health systems and health workers. An alarming number of health workers have also been harmed while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety of health workers has a significant impact on the safety of patients In view of this, the theme of World Patient Safety Day this year is Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety. If you or a loved one are a patient, be actively involved in your own care. Enhance your knowledge about safety in health care and raise safety concerns with your health providers. Ask questions to be aware of your health condition and treatment. Speak up for the safety of your care as well as the safety of health workers!