The Saskatchewan Health Authority’s (SHA) greatest priority and commitment is ensuring the safety of its patients, residents, employees and physicians across the province. Patient, employee and physician safety are not mutually exclusive; good working conditions help prevent patients and providers from experiencing physical, emotional or psychological harm.
Dick Carter, Saskatchewan Health Authority
(SHA) Board Chair (R), and Scott Livingstone, SHA CEO (L), publicly declared their
commitment to the physical, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental
safety for all individuals by signing the SHA Safety Charter.
The core value of safety commits the SHA to physical, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental safety, everyday, for everyone. SHA CEO Scott Livingstone and Board Chair Dick Carter publicly declared this commitment at the SHA’s May 29 public board meeting by signing the
SHA Safety Charter
The Safety Charter is one of the first steps in the implementation of the
SHA Quality and Safety Plan and defines the actions and behaviours required to advance a culture of safety and continuous improvement. It guides the organization in providing patient and family centred care and services, proactively focuses on the elimination of preventable harm and helps to create a climate of psychological and cultural safety.
The Quality and Safety Plan was created by a multidisciplinary group to ensure safety is a part of everything we do. It sets our course towards a culture of safety and continuous improvement, and supports the SHA’s vision, “Healthy People, Healthy Saskatchewan.”