We coordinate and develop client and patient safety on a national level
We coordinate the development, planning, monitoring and evaluation of client and patient safety.
We produce operating models, new tools and recommendations for wellbeing services counties, professionals, clients, and patients.
We cooperate with everyone, openly sharing information and results.
Our operations are guided, monitored and evaluated by a steering group appointed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
Finnish Centre for Client and Patient Safety
The Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia continues the work that was started in the 21st century for the benefit of patient safety.
In 2019, in accordance with the goal set by the Vaasa Hospital District Council, a patient safety competence centre was established, which was named the Patient and Client Safety Development Centre.
In May 2020, Vaasa Hospital District was given a three-year state grant to start the centre’s operations.
In January 2021, the Government confirmed in a regulation on the centralisation of specialised healthcare, that Vaasa Hospital District (now the wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia) is responsible for tasks concerning the national coordination of the development and planning of client and patient safety (https://finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2021/20210008).
In December 2021, the name was changed to the Finnish Centre for Client and Patient Safety.
New Client and Patient Safety Strategy
On 24 February, 2022, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health published the latest Client and Patient Safety Strategy and Implementation Plan for 2022-2026.
The vision is that Finland will be a model country for client and patient safety in 2026 – we will avoid avoidable harm.
Client and patient safety strategy and implementation plan 2022-2026