Patient safety briefing

It provides 'airline style' safety advice to patients and their families about their stay in hospital in an attempt to reduce avoidable complications - such as blood clots, pressure ulcers, or falls.

This safety advice looks at simple things you can do while in hospital to make your stay safer. The advice focuses on eight areas:

  • falls prevention
  • blood clots
  • infection prevention
  • speaking to staff if patients have any problems or questions
  • medicine safety
  • pressure ulcer avoidance
  • correct personal information
  • discharge from hospital

Download the information card where you can find information and help on looking after yourself during your stay in hospital.

Last updated: October 2021