Patient safety briefing

The Patient Safety Briefing, which was nominated in the 2015 Patient Safety Congress Awards, has been developed for patients coming into hospital.

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

Last updated: March 2023