Senior leaders and corporate nursing teams took part in a walk-around across at each of our hospitals during our first ever Brilliant Care Week, speaking to colleagues and patients about what patient safety means to them. Everyone was encouraged to talk about what is working well within their departments and whether they had any concerns.
Here are some of the hundreds of responses we had and every one received is being reviewed to see what we can do to improve safety in our hospitals, sharing the good practice that already exists.
A number of colleagues also shared their thoughts in this short video which was shown at our Trust Annual General Meeting which coincided with World Patient Safety Day on 17 October
On the same day we also joined a countrywide awareness campaign by lighting up large buildings in orange – the World Patient Safety Day colour. Our thanks to the Estates Team and contractor T Clarke who splendidly illuminated the western façade of the Tower Block at RCH.
Finally, there was the fabulous response to our Brilliant Care Week poster competition to highlight successful changes that are improving patient safety. The overall winner was a poster on Using ICE Ordercomms to reduce rejection rates and improve test requesting and referrals, submitted by Anna Barton and Nigel Oakes. Runners up were MRI Safety: everyone’s responsibility and Using in-situ simulation to disarm latent safety threats. You can see all of the entries here.
If you weren’t able to participate during Brilliant Care Week you can still: do so electronically here.
If you’d like to give any other feedback about patient safety or Brilliant Care Week, email the Corporate Nursing Administration Team.