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Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, I write to share the season’s greetings. For the many who participate in many celebrations of different faith communities across the globe, I wish you happiness in the new year.

We are faced with a continued pandemic reality. We must continue to maintain our momentum to innovate and to be resilient to threats from the current COVID-19 variants in the ongoing pandemic. The year ahead will require all of us to continue to support each other at every opportunity with trust, honesty, and respect.

The healthcare workers across the world have responded magnificently to the challenges that first became apparent in early 2020. They continue to do so, regardless of the setting: be it the research lab, the hospital, the care home, or indeed, our own homes, and those for whom we may also care.

The PSMF will continue to be at the forefront of supporting patients, their families, and all healthcare workers in the battle to confront low-quality care, lack of transparency, and the need for total candor when mistakes and errors are made. For that, we need your support and ongoing commitment. Learn about the many ways you can support us here and help us in the mission to ZERO harm and ZERO preventable deaths.

We must recognize and celebrate the continued efforts to vaccinate and provide booster protection for the international community. With ongoing humility, we must also continue to educate those who are still hesitant in being vaccinated. Health literacy is at the cornerstone of our efforts to combat infection, increase protection, and improve our control methodology.

I would also like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Board of Directors, to thank all the staff at the PSMF for their continuing excellence in the way they have carried out their roles during a time when many have been working in isolation: a true testament to their commitment to improving the safety of our patients and staff in every setting.

Please accept my sincerest wishes for your safety and well-being during this holiday season and in 2022. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our forthcoming World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit.

With best wishes from PSMF,

Mike Durkin