Comm Eye Health Vol. 34 No. 111 2021. Published online 20 July, 2021

Running a safe eye service for patients and personnel

A female eye hospital staff member takes the arm of an elderly female patient to steady her as they walk together along a hospital corridor, past several people sitting down on chairs waiting for appointments
Safe eye care puts the wellbeing of staff members and patients first. INDIA Aravind Eye Care Systems

Safety is of paramount importance when delivering health care. Not only is it vital to keep patients safe during their journey to seek and receive medical care, but it is also equally important to protect health care’s most valuable resource: staff members. In this issue, we explore what safe practice means specifically for eye care service providers by applying the fundamentals of safe practice both inside and outside our institutions.

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