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Hospitals win £800,000 of funding for safety projects

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded more than £800,000 to invest in patient safety projects at Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospitals.

The successful bids for funding came as part of our commitment to the national patient safety campaign 'Sign up to Safety', which aims to strengthen safety across the whole NHS.

Picture of the Sign up to Safety logo

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) has committed to listening to patients, carers and staff, learning from what they say when things go wrong and taking action to improve patients’ safety.

Sign up to Safety is a national programme designed to help realise the ambition of making the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world by creating a system devoted to continuous learning and improvement.

This ambition is bigger than any individual or organisation and achieving it requires us all to unite behind this common purpose. We need to give patients confidence that we are doing all we can to ensure that the care they receive will be safe and effective at all times.

Sign up to Safety aims to deliver harm free care for every patient, every time, everywhere. It champions openness and honesty and supports everyone to improve the safety of patients.

Sign up to Safety’s three year objective is to reduce avoidable harm by 50% and save 6,000 lives.

The five Sign up to Safety pledges

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has signed up to the campaign and our commitment to the five pledges is:

1. Putting safety first

We commit to:

2. Continually learning

We commit to:

3. Honesty

We will continue to:

4. Collaborating

We will continue to:

5. Supporting

We will continue to: