16 Sep, 2020
Now is the time to “Speak up for health worker safety!” Working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm.
According to the data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO),
Moreover, COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled the huge challenges and risks health workers are facing globally including health care associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness, and even death.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has themed this year’s World Patient Safety Day “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety”, to recognize patient safety as a global health priority.
While speaking with Stefania Bernardi – Paediatric for Infectious Diseases at Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital in Rome, she stated that “Sometimes I feel exhausted after taking off all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). However, COVID-19 taught me that my own safety is essential for safe patient care.”
We want to use this opportunity to thank all healthcare professionals in our network for all the precious work they do.