General news

Kia ora koutou,

The theme for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2023 is ‘Engaging patients for patient safety’ with the tagline ‘Elevate the voice of patients’. Resources are available to order now; more information about how to place your order is below.

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission is using Aotearoa Patient Safety Day as an opportunity to promote and increase understanding of the consumer code of expectations for health entities’ engagement with consumers and whānau.

We invite health care providers across Aotearoa New Zealand to join us to celebrate this important mahi on Friday 17 November 2023.

Ordering resources

We have pens available to order free of charge. Orders are open now and close at midday on Monday 25 September. Place your order here:

We are also developing a set of digital resources to provide to districts, which includes a video to promote the code, news items, social media graphics and suggested posts, screensavers, a quiz and email signature headers. If you would like to receive a copy, you can indicate this on the order form linked above.

Contact us

We’d love to hear what you have planned for the day. If you’d like to share your plans or you have any questions about the 2023 campaign, contact us at

Tēnā rawa atu koe,
Te Tāhū Hauora communications team