Are you a patient with an issue not related to the virus, and yet facing new challenges because of it?
The healthcare system is currently focusing its attention on the deadly effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), so the need to pay attention to patient safety is now more important than ever.
We need to understand the impact the virus could have on patient safety and identify system issues that need addressing quickly in order to prevent avoidable harm.
To do this, we believe it imperative that we listen to the concerns and experiences of patients, patients’ families and front-line clinicians.
Therefore, we’ve set up two dedicated areas on the hub so that we can hear from you, gather your insights and identify the effects of the pandemic on non COVID-19 patients and on patient safety:
We’re inviting you to post your story in the dedicated community area of the hub. We want to hear everyone’s stories, not just those who are directly suffering from COVID-19. We’re asking patients, carers, family members and friends to share their stories, highlight weaknesses or safety issues that need to be addressed and share solutions that are working.
We will be identifying themes and reporting to healthcare leaders with your insights. We want to help close the gaps that might emerge as everyone focuses on the pandemic.
Some details about you:
The impact of the coronavirus on you:
Highlight new areas of unsafe care:
Aspects of healthcare that you previously considered safe but maybe no longer be so…
In cases of elective intervention and/or appointment being postponed…
Positive stories as well as negative.
Or, if you’ve got an entirely different story to share, we want to hear from you too! The more opinions we hear, the more we’ll be able to learn from one another and improve patient safety.
If you’re not yet a member of the hub, it’s quick and easy to sign up: visit www.pslhub.org
If you’d like to share your story anonymously, or would like to seek help writing or sharing your story, please contact us by emailing [email protected]