17 September 2020
To celebrate World Patient Safety Day (17 September) our Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) team put a call out to health organisations around the Wessex region, asking for individual and teams’ successes over the last year.
The PSC team received a terrific response, all wanting to recognise the amazing work achieved across Wessex for the safety of our health and care workers and our patients, and we wanted to celebrate this special day by highlighting individual and teams’ successes. It is particularly important given the pandemic, and the response by the NHS.
Kathy Wallis, Associate Director for Healthy Ageing and Patient Safety, said: “We are delighted and excited to share some of the great work that has been taking place across Wessex to support the WHO World Patient Safety Day.
"The objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to promote patient safety."
The contributors for this year World Patient Safety Day have come from:
Suzanne van Hoek – Fareham and Gosport and Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
Louise Fox – Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
Elaine Gomez – Beechwood Ward (Southern Health)
Russell Slater - Lymington Hospital (Southern Health)
Sr Charly Bellis and Dr Sarah Marstin – Portsmouth Hospitals University
Nicola Sayer and Sara Blakeley, on behalf of the Time to ACT team – Portsmouth Hospitals University
Alison Scannell – Portsmouth Hospitals University
Alice Girling – Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals
Dr Sue Baron – Bournemouth University
Suzi van Es and Joe Sladen – Wessex AHSN
Katie Hammond – University Hospitals Southampton