World Patient Safety Day

"Patient Safety is about strong leadership and teams that work together. It is also about respectful and compassionate conversation and communication to ensure we all understand patient safety is our top priority. It's everyone's business."

Carrie Marr, Chief Executive, Clinical Excellence Commission

'Safe maternal and newborn care'


On World Patient Safety Day (17 September), the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging all stakeholders to "Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!" with the theme "Safe maternal and newborn care".

World Patient Safety Day 2021 is an important event to raise awareness of and highlight effective and innovative strategies to improve maternal and newborn safety.

The Clinical Excellence Commission's Maternity and Neonatal Safety Program addresses systematic safety and quality issues for mothers and babies in NSW.

Discover how the CEC supports the 2021 World Patient Safety Day goals and objectives through our Maternity and Neonatal Safety Program.

World Patient Safety Day is an initiative of the World Health Organization and first held in 2019.