Friday, October 30 at 11:45 am
Location: ATB Arts Barns (west facing entrance)
10330 - 84 Ave, Edmonton
EDMONTON, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The family of a cancer patient whose death exposed dangerous gaps in the healthcare system will be in Edmonton on Friday to accept a Patient Safety Champion Award. The Price family, led by father David, has turned their tragedy into an opportunity to ensure others don't suffer as they have by working with the healthcare to make improvements.
The Patient Safety Champion Awards recognize those who are making a significant contribution to safer patient care by engaging patient and family as key players in the healthcare process.
The Price family, along with Providence Health Care in Vancouver, are being recognized for their efforts to ensure that patients and families are engaged with healthcare providers in their care.
The awards are being presented by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and HealthCareCAN, two organizations with a shared desire to see a healthcare system that embraces patients and their families as active members of the care team, harnessing their perspectives and experiences to improve the safety and quality of care in a spirit of collaboration.
Media availability with:
- Chris Power, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
- Sharon Nettleton, co-chair, Patients for Patient Safety Canada
- Dave Thompson, Vice President, Seniors Care & Chief Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement Officer, Providence Health Care
- Andrew Neuner, CEO, Health Quality Council of Alberta
- David Price, family member
SOURCE Canadian Patient Safety Institute
For further information: Cecilia Bloxom, Director of Communications, Canadian Patient Safety Institute,Phone (780) 700-8642