The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety share a large amount of resources for patients and their families, health care providers and educators. Information includes: many downloadable brochures; tool kits with form templates and checklists; videos; and research articles. TIP: a good place to start looking is under the "Resources & Tips" menu and then under "Patients & Families".
The S.A.F.E. Toolkit is the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety's (MIPS) main advocacy resource for patients. Like the main MIPS website the S.A.F.E. Toolkit site has a large amount of information, including about: patient rights; appointment a health advocate; accessing medical records; preparing for hospital stays and more. The Toolkit is made up of PDF documents that can be downloaded and printed.
The page directs you to contact information for Regional Health Authorities; The Protection for Persons in Care Office; the Manitoba Human Rights Commission; and the Manitoba Ombudsman, depending on the type of complaint. It also shares a contact list for the regulatory groups of different health professions. TIP: to find complaints contact information for specific health care sites visit the "Contacts..." list directly above.
Source: Government of Manitoba
2015. This 5-year framework is the most recent guiding document about patient safety in Manitoba.
"Critical Incidents" and other incident reporting
"A critical incident refers to an unintended event that occurs when health services are provided to an individual and results in a consequence to him or her that: (a) is serious and undesired, such as death, disability, injury or harm, unplanned admission to hospital or unusual extension of a hospital stay, and (b) does not result from the individual's underlying health condition or from a risk inherent in providing the health services."
Source: Health, Seniors and Active Living, Government of Manitoba
Use this page to learn how "person in care" in Manitoba are protected under the law. Find information about the Protection for Persons in Care Act; download a brochure that explains how to report abuse and basic information about investigations; download the "Facility Abuse Reporting Form"; find statistics related to reported abuse and contact information for The Protection for Persons in Care Office.