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.
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 Canada, Accreditation Canada, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and Infection Prevention and Control Canada.
Patients are encouraged to ask questions about any medications they are prescribed.
The resources below can help patients have a conversation with their health-care provider about their current prescriptions.
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.