Keeping you safe this World Patient Safety Day

Friday 15th September 2023

Keeping you safe this World Patient Safety Day

Keeping you safe and well while you are at QVH is a priority for all of our staff who are looking after you. For World Patient Safety Day (Sunday 17 September), we are rolling out a new patient safety leaflet [opens link] called Simple steps to keep you safe during your hospital stay and an accompanying video [opens link] also available with British Sign Language [opens link], with advice on ways patients can work with us to keep them safe.

Produced by the NHS England National Patient Safety Team, the video and leaflet provide advice on things patients can do themselves to help stay safe, such as wearing the right footwear to protect themselves from slips and falls, doing leg and ankle exercises to help prevent blood clots and washing hands to prevent the spread of infections.

World Patient Safety Day logo - orange hand holding two outline figures, one in dark blue and one in light blueThe leaflet is available to all patients admitted to QVH.

If any patients have suggestions regarding patient safety, please speak to a member of staff or email