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Patient Safety

SFMH is committed to providing an atmosphere of quality healthcare and safety for our patients and our staff. The Hospital has implemented many patient safety initiatives and continually looks for new opportunities for improvement.

Patient Safety is a priority at St. Francis Memorial Hospital. It is one of our quadrants that make up our Quality Framework.

  1. Access
  2. Appropriate (effective and efficient)
  3. Safety
  4. Satisfaction

SFMH strives to create a Patient Safety Culture that features:

  • Acknowledgement of the high risk and error-prone nature of health care activities.
  • A blame free environment where individuals are able to report errors and close calls without fear of reprimand or punishment
  • An expectation of collaboration to seek solutions and create action plans
  • A willingness on the part of the organization to divert resources for addressing safety concerns

Click here to visit the www.myhospitalcare.ca Website.

For more information on medication safety, click on www.safemedicationuse.ca

Click here to visit the Ministry of Health Long Term Care website on Patient Safety

Public Reporting of Patient Safety Indicators

St. Francis Memorial Hospital has a comprehensive patient safety program and provides education to patients and staff.

Pandemic Planning

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