Patient safety

Patient Safety Conference and Inauguration of the Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care"

16 April 2007

As part of the one-day Patient Safety Conference organized by the Danish Society for Patient Safety in the capital city of Denmark, 16 April 2007, the Director of the Danish National Board of Health, Mr Jesper Fisker, pledged to take action on health care-associated infection in Denmark in the presence of Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair of the World Alliance for Patient Safety.

Opening speeches to an audience of about 150 participants and patient champions were given by Kristian Ebbensgaard, Chairman of the Danish Society for Patient Safety, Maureen Bisognano, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Sir Liam Donaldson. In addition, patient ambassadors presented their story and guidelines on how to treat patients that had experienced an adverse event.