'Atlantic Health Quality & Patient Safety Learning Collaborative
CHARLOTTETOWN, May 11 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Health Quality & Patient
Safety Collaborative was unveiled today, signalling the beginning of a
new era of cooperation and partnership among the Atlantic Provinces in
their efforts to deliver safe care.
Comprised of representatives from each of the Atlantic Provinces, goal
of the Atlantic Health Quality & Patient Safety Collaborative is to
develop common strategies that will improve the safety of healthcare
and bring recommendations back to their respective Health Ministries.
"The Canadian Patient Safety Institute believes every patient experience
should be safe and I applaud the Atlantic Provinces for their efforts
to align their priorities for the benefit of Atlantic patients," says
Hugh MacLeod, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. "I look
forward to monitoring the progress this collaborative has on safe care
and know the Canadian health system can learn from this."
The Atlantic Health Quality & Patient Safety Collaborative is the first
trans-provincial collaborative of its kind in Canada and to have
Provincial Health Ministries engaged in patient safety at this level is
a tremendous accomplishment to the Canadian healthcare system.
"Patient safety is our number one priority in the PEI health system and
we are committed to providing safe, high-quality care," says Keith
Dewar, Health PEI CEO. "I am very pleased to be part of this
collaborative and to be partnering with, and learning from, our
Atlantic colleagues to improve patient safety for Islanders and
"A health system that puts quality and patient safety first is better
managed, a better draw for health care providers, and will provide
better care for Atlantic Canadians," says Kevin McNamara, Nova Scotia's
Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness.
Along with the launch of the Collaborative, the Atlantic Health Quality
and Patient Safety Learning Exchange is also being held in
Charlottetown. This two-day event is an opportunity for healthcare
providers and policy makers to come together for the purpose of
learning about and sharing the latest efforts and activities related to
patient safety and quality improvement.
About Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a not-for-profit
organization that exists to raise awareness and facilitate
implementation of ideas and best practices to achieve a transformation
in patient safety. Funded by Health Canada, CPSI reflects the desire
to close the gap between the healthcare we have and the healthcare we
SOURCE Canadian Patient Safety Institute
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