Patient Safety is now a national issue and on the agenda of every healthcare facility in America, including the West Nipissing General Hospital.
The Canadian Health Accreditation Report (October 2007) outlines 104 leading best practices, which the West Nipissing General Hospital is committed to exploring and implementing to promote quality and safe health care. Improved patient safety initiatives will move patient safety from theory into practice at the delivery level.
The West Nipissing General Hospital has undertaken the following patient safety initiatives to date:
- Developing a culture of safety that promotes error reporting with a focus on system errors and a no-blame approach;
- Near-miss, adverse event and sentinel event reporting;
- Disclosure policy for reporting errors to patients and families;
- New medication improvement report;
- Potential incident report which focus on communicating and preventing errors;
- Patient and staff safety is a standing item on all department meetings;
- Development and monitoring of performance and health care indicators;
- Utilizing workload measurement tool;
- Adoption of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) “Safer Health Care Now ” Campaign which promotes patient involvement in safe health care.
- Medication reconciliation;
- Staff education on Patient Safety;
- Hand Hygiene Campaign;
- Utilize research and best practices to evaluate and improve safe patient care at West Nipissing General Hospital.
A collaborative approach is needed to improve patient safety. This approach is supported by the West Nipissing General Hospital Board of Directors, the management team and all employees.
For more information please review the following reports:
Hospital Service Accountability Amended Agreement (H-SAA) Extension to March 31, 2016
Hospital Service Accountability Amended Agreement (H-SAA) Extension to March 31, 2015
Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA, 2013-2016)
Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA, 2010-2013)
Multi-Sector Service Accountability Amended Agreement (M-SAA 2015-2017)
Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (M-SAA, 2014-2017)
Annual Business Plan 2020-2021
Quality Improvement Plan:
Broader Public Sector:
Policy – Business Expenses Reimbursement
Reporting – Expense Claims
Attestation of Compliance in accordance with section 15 of the Reporting Requirements under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA)
Attestation of Compliance in accordance with section 7.18 – Compensation Arrangements under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA)