Who knows? Essential Care Partners do.


They’re more than a visitor. Essential Care Partners are vital members of the care team who provide consistent support to a loved one throughout their care journey – improving safety, care and the well-being of all involved.

Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) runs from October 25 to October 29, 2021, and the theme is Who knows? Essential Care Partners do(#CPSW2021)

As an early response to COVID-19, many health and care facilities across the country implemented blanket visitor restrictions that prohibited Essential Care Partners from being physically present as partners in care. The impacts and harms as a result of these restrictions have been widely experienced by those receiving care, their caregivers and staff alike. As the pandemic continues to evolve across the country, Essential Care Partners should continue to be safely re-integrated at all times. Join us in welcoming and engaging Essential Care Partners now and beyond Canadian Patient Safety Week 2021.

Through CPSW we’re sharing guidance and evidence with those who deliver health and care to encourage them to:

  1. Differentiate between visitors and Essential Care Partners and recognize the value of Essential Care Partners.
  2. Safely welcome and re-integrate Essential Care Partners in health and care settings across the country.
  3. Engage with Healthcare Excellence Canada’s Essential Together program for implementation support on re-integrating essential care partners safely into health and care settings

Register for CPSW updates and resources.

Register Now: https://cd.healthcareexcellence.ca/cn/a7jlx/cpsw2021registration

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