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Patient Safety

As a patient or family member you have a very important part to play in the safety of your health care. We want you to partner with us in providing safe quality care.

Be involved in your care…. ask questions and provide information.

Cancer Care - Patient SafetyIt is important that you be involved in your health care. People who are more involved tend to do better and stay safe. We encourage you to ask us about your care and to discuss any questions or concerns you might have. You should know as much as you can about your medical problem, any treatments and procedures that you will need and any medications that you are taking. Before you visit your health care team it may be helpful to write down any questions you have about your illness and treatment. We welcome your questions and are pleased to provide as much information as possible.

You know the most about your health; make sure that you share your important health information with the health care team. Let your doctor know if you are seeing more than one doctor. At each visit make sure that you tell your health care team about any new medications you may be taking, including prescription medication and non prescription medications such as herbal medications and supplements. Also, let you health care team know about any side-effects of the treatment you are receiving. 

Practice safety
Make sure you wash your hands when you visit health care facilities to prevent the spread of germs or bacteria, and ask your health care providers to do the same.

Always be aware of your surroundings in health care centres. Spills or equipment can cause you to slip or fall. Please inform one of our staff members if you find spills, or equipment that may not be working properly.
 
 
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Updated Aug 26, 2013