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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 (

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