Patient safety launch

What does patient safety at Mansfield Community Hospital mean to you?

Staff at Mansfield Hospital have launched a campaign to improve patient safety.

Everyone - staff, patients and members of the public – is invited to express and share their views on patient safety by posting comments on the Patient Safety Pillar in the hospital’s main entrance. 

The pillar will be a focal point for people to read comments and share their views on patient safety and what it means to them.

Consultant surgeon Nick Watson said: “The comments will be collated to help the hospital focus on what we are doing well and where we can make improvements.

“We want as many comments as possible from patients, visitors and staff at all levels across the whole Trust.”

Speaking at the project launch, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust medical director Dr Andy Haynes described patient safety as a lifelong learning process for everyone in the health service.

“Making our patients safe is a 24/7 activity and we need to make sure that all our staff are aware, trained and supported to deliver it,” he said.  

Similar schemes have been launched at Newark Hospital and King's Mill Hospital. 

The campaign is part of a wider patient safety programme developed in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals.

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