World Patient Safety Day at North Bristol Trust

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The first ever World Patient Safety Day was marked at North Bristol Trust on Tuesday 17th September with an array of events taking place for patients and staff in the Atrium.

The World Patient Safety Day is a global campaign and has been launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.

From 10am to 2pm, different teams from across the hospital enjoyed talking to both staff and patients about how the hospital ensure patient safety at the hospital and handed out patient safety leaflets.

World Patient Safety Day

Throughout the event patients and staff were encouraged to give feedback about their experiences of patient safety and learned about patient’s journey through hospital - from the different ways of being admitted, diagnosed, treatment plans and different ways of discharge.

Lorraine Motuel, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Lead, said: “Today’s event was received really well by patients and staff. I am always really proud of the teams that work in NBT and how they embrace improvement and Patient Safety.

“I was overwhelmed by the response we had and it was great seeing staff networking and meeting new colleagues. Our quality improvement, safety mantra is ‘we all have two roles, one is to do the job we are employed to do, secondly to Improve’.

“Thanks to everyone who took part in today’s World Patient Safety Day.”

Dr Seema Srivastava, Associate Medical Director, took part in the event, said: “Several teams who work together to improve safety and quality for our patients hosted an event in the atrium to share all the great progress we are making as #oneNBT.

“We believe that everyone who works here can make a personal contribution to strengthen their services to improve patient care.

“Our Quality and Safety Improvement Team and Perform Academy are here to support staff with how they can develop their ideas to help make every day a safe day for our patients”