Saying Goodbye and Thank You

CAPHC’s Patient Safety Collaborative is wrapping up its activities at the end of June.   Don’t worry though, we’ll be back soon, revitalized and with a fresh plan.   Our monthly webinar will now be rolled into the very successful CAPHC Presents! Webinar series and reach a broader audience. 

Patient Safety remains a high priority for the CAPHC Board and all of our members.   We recognize how the patient safety movement has evolved and we are growing with it.  We will be consulting with you, our members and partners to design a strategy that will better enable CAPHC to support our member organizations in their patient safety improvement goals.

The Patient Safety Collaborative has been CAPHC’s longest running committee, meeting the 4th Friday of the month since 2003.  It was established to:

  • To acknowledge and link our common goals and priorities for patient safety;
  • To respond to Health Canada’s Notice to Hospitals dated July 30th, 2002 regarding the Risk of Strangulation of Infants by IV Tubing and Monitor Leads and
  • To develop a framework for continued partnerships and communication around patient safety issues

Over the years we have worked together to raise awareness of paediatric patient safety concerns and build resources and tools to aid in the implementation of best practices.  You can read more of our history on our website Patient Safety Collaborative and view archived webinars at patient safety webinars

 Our greatest achievement however has been to establish a network of dedicated patient safety experts and enthusiasts who are willing to talk, share and learn from one another.  In order to stay connected with our work, we encourage you to sign up and receive our updates.  Follow this link Click here to subscribe to updates from CAPHC!

CAPHC would like to thank the individuals who have chaired this work over the years, Darlene Boliver, IWK Health Centre; Tracy Wrong, CHEO; Dr. Barb Brady-Fryer, Stollery Children’s Hospital; and Michele Lahey, Capital Health; as well as each and every one of you (too many to name) who has committed their valuable time and energy to improving patient safety for Canada’s children and youth.

We still want to hear from you so please continue to bring all of your patient safety questions to CAPHC through our Liaison Peer to Peer Information Requests and any ideas or opportunities for presentations to Lisa Stromquist

Have a safe and happy summer; we hope to see you in Halifax this October at the CAPHC Conference and the Patient Safety Symposium.