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Inadvertent administration of an oral liquid medicine into a vein

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15 Apr

HSIB’s family engagement approach nominated for prestigious patient safety award

  • Written by: Communications team

Our innovative model of family engagement has been nominated in the ‘best emerging solution for patient safety’ category at the 2019 HSJ Patient Safety Awards.


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