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Canadian Patient Safety Week 2021

27 October 2021

Public Service Announcement

Canadian Patient Safety Week 2021

The Department of Health encourages Nunavummiut to join Iqaluit Health Services (IHS) in recognizing Canadian Patient Safety Week October 25-29, 2021.

IHS enhances and fosters patient health and care through this year’s theme of "Who knows? Essential Care Partners do.” An Essential Care Partner (ECP) is someone who is important to the health, well-being and safety of another individual throughout their health care journey. As vital members of the health care team, ECPs are often family members or close friends that have provided consistent support to their loved ones. By including a trusted, familiar person who typically knows the patient’s personal or family medical history, lifestyle and held values, can help improve health outcomes.

Keep an eye on your local social media pages and radio station for information on how to support your loved one’s care, become an Essential Care Partner and help Iqaluit Health Services keep patients safe.

The Department of Health looks forward to celebrating Canadian Patient Safety Week with all patients, staff, and community members.

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Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5712
dsommerville1@gov.nu.ca