October 28 – November 1, 2019
Every Manitoban is or will access health services at some point in their lives – #weareallpatients.
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) tells us that 28,000 of Canadians die from preventable harm when receiving care, every single year. Patient safety incidents the third leading cause of death in Canada, behind cancer and heart disease. One in three Canadians has had patient harm affect themselves or a loved one.
The CPSI is launching ConquerSilence.ca on October 21, 2019, to raise the profile of patient safety and to encourage everyone - patients, families, healthcare providers, governors, leaders, regulators – to break the silence and bring patient safety issues to the forefront.
At MIPS, we continue to believe that everyone is responsible for patient safety. How can you meet this responsibility?
Ask questions, speak up, challenge the status quo. #itsSafetoAsk
To mark Canadian Patient Safety week this year, we are co-hosting Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story on November 1st, 2019, and launching our new video series “Better Way: Your Voice in Healthcare” during the week of CPSW.
Join with us to #ConquerSilence and save lives.
Review the Resources for Canadian Patient Safety Week 2019 list to find resources and tools to promote patient safety. Many of our resources are available for downloaded or printing. Orders for the 2019 CPSW resources are now closed.
Background Information on CPSW
It's Safe to Ask Public Service Announcements
It’s Safe to Ask (ISTA) brochures, posters and audio messages.
The brochures and posters are in fifteen languages.
The audio messages are in nine different languages.
Click on the language below to hear the announcement.
Menu of Patient Safety Questions
CPSW participants may wish to review the menu of possible questions to ask when hosting a draw or providing giveaways.