Change Day is Back in 2017
Two years ago, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, along with 51 partners across BC, led the first Change Day BC. Change Day is a global movement that was started in 2013 by the National Health Service in England.
The premise is simple: any person can make a pledge to make one small change that can improve quality of care for patients. Many countries have since launched their own Change Days, spreading the energy and excitement to improve care globally. Over a million people made pledges, and there were 7,877 pledges made in BC alone in 2015!
You can make a pledge right now!
A pledge is something that you commit to doing, changing or improving in health or social care. What you pledge, and how you do it, is entirely up to you. Pledges can be small – as simple as eating healthy – or big, such as wearing incontinence pads to better empathize with care home residents, which is what a team at the Delta View Life Enrichment Centre did in 2015. Watch Change Day's two-minute video to hear more great stories and get inspired: