Medication safety week and resources

Medication Safety Week aims to increase awareness of medication safety issues with health professionals and consumers to reduce the risk of harm through safe and quality use of medicines.

Medication safety is one of the 10 National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards for hospitals.

Medication incidents are the second highest reported cause of adverse events after falls within Australian hospitals with a large proportion being preventable.

Each year a number of themes are determined through the Medication Safety Network to assist in promotion of medication safety within the hospital and health care sectors. Posters are developed in collaboration with the Medication Safety Network and provide to hospitals by WA Health.

Below are the posters that have been printed for previous years.

Clinician focused

Consumer focused

Brochures/ pamphlets

More information

Quality Improvement and Change Management
Address: Block B, level 2 189 Royal Street, East Perth
Phone: 9222 4080
Email: qicm@health.wa.gov.au