The Medication Safety Programme has fostered a safety culture among the medical, nursing and pharmacy staff, as well as hospital management.
We operate a non-punitive system of reporting of incidents and near misses in the hospital with a view to learning from being open about mistakes and taking preventive action against future harm. A high level of reporting is indicative of a positive safety culture.
In addition to this, all nurses, doctors and pharmacy staff are required to complete the Online High Risk Medication Safety Training Course which is free to all hospital staff, and the system allows us to follow up on compliance. In this way we train the messengers who will bring us the safety signals we need to learn about our weaknesses and to address them where possible.