Patient Safety

The Quality and Risk Department supports programs and initiatives that have been developed with the goal of reducing patient injuries and deaths that are preventable in our region.  Safe patient care will be provided in a culture of trust, compassion, integrity, respect and collaboration.

There are many initiatives in progress throughout our region and Manitoba to improve patient safety, deliver safer health care, and to improve communication between patients/families and their health care providers.

We love to talk about patient safety! If you want more information or have questions, please email us at

Quick Links for More Information on Patient Safety

Shared Health Manitoba – Quality, Patient Safety & Learning

A Commitment to Quality – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
A consistent provincial approach to quality improvement, patient engagement, performance measurement and standards will raise the profile of patient safety and encourage patients, families, healthcare providers and health system leaders to bring issues to the forefront. It is only through this shared commitment to improvement that Manitoba will learn and begin to see improvements.

Check out Shared Health Manitoba website to view Manitoba’s Quality & Learning Framework and resources on Falls Prevention, It’s Safe to Ask, Medication Safety, Patient Advocate Agreement. These resources will help guide the conversations with healthcare professionals and to improve patient care for you or your family members. 

Healthcare Excellence Canada –

Shaping the future of quality and safety. Together
Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC) is a new organization with a relentless focus on improving healthcare, with – and for – everyone in Canada.

It’s Safe to Ask
It’s Safe to Ask encourages patients and families to request the information they need in order to become active participants in their care. It includes easy-to-read materials for patients.  It’s Safe to Ask encourages patients and healthcare providers to ask and discuss 3 key questions:

  1. What is my health problem?
  2. What do I need to do?
  3. Why do I need to do this?

Safe Medication Use –

Get Medication Safety Tips

Accreditation Canada
Dedicated to working with patients, providers and policy makers to improve the quality of health and social services for all.

Manitoba Health and Seniors Care
Manitoba Health and Seniors Care focuses on keeping Manitobans of all ages healthy and safe. A commitment now to a healthy, active lifestyle helps prevent future illness and disease and results in a more meaningful involvement with society at all stages of life.