Keeping You Safe

CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) is committed to providing safe patient care and empowering patients along with their families to be informed active partners in their care. CCMB partners with the public and the community, along with provincial and national organizations to provide the most current evidence based safety resources. Encouraging patients and families to engage in their healthcare, to ask questions and to be partners in decision making helps to reduce patient harm and improve overall patient safety. We believe that patient safety is everyone’s responsibility, including patients themselves.
Patient safety information and educational tools are found within our facility and on our website.

Contact Us:

Quality Patient Safety & Risk
675 McDermot Avenue
Phone: 204-787-2256

Patient Safety Learning Advisories (PSLAs)

Critical incidents and other patient safety events are reviewed to identify ways in which the health care system might change so that CancerCare Manitoba’s  health care delivery can be made safer.  CancerCare Manitoba along with all other regional health authorities and provincial organizations are required to share the “lessons learned” from these events as applicable. This learning may be the result of the review of one event or a number of similar events.

These patient safety learning advisories are linked to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) Global Patient Safety Alerts (GPSA). This will allow for the learning from these events to be shared nationally and internationally.  

Patient Safety

Patient safety is about reducing and mitigating unsafe acts within the health-care system, as well as using best practices to create optimal patient outcomes. Everyone has a role in patient safety – patients, their families, and health-care professionals need to be aware of patient safety issues, mitigation strategies, and best practices to ensure safety for everyone.

Shared Health partners with many patient safety organizations, including Healthcare Excellence CanadaAccreditation Canada, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and Infection Prevention and Control Canada.

It's Safe to Ask

Falls - Adults and Children

WRHA - Staying on Your Feet

Home Safety Checklist:

A checklist to Help You Prevent Falls:
While anyone can have a fall, if you are 65 years of age or older you are at greater risk of falling. A fall can result in serious injuries that affect your mobility, independence and lifestyle.
Take a look at this checklist, it can help you identify the things that put you at risk of falling.

Public Health Agency of Canada

You CAN prevent Falls!
The Facts:

  •  Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians.
  • 20-30% of seniors experience one or more falls each year.
  • Falls are the cause of 85% of seniors' injury-related hospitalizations.
  • Falls are the cause of 95% of all hip-fractures.
  • 50% of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home.