Welcome to my website which highlights the advocacy and public speaking work that I do in support of patient safety, specifically medication safety. Thank you for visiting and please contact me for more information.
Melissa Sheldrick is a wife, mother, teacher and most recently, a patient safety advocate. She was thrust into the role when her 8-year-old son Andrew died in March 2016 after a series of errors were made during the dispensing process at their regular pharmacy. When she discovered that there was no required reporting of the errors made at the pharmacy, she began her advocacy work with the goal of having mandatory error reporting implemented in Ontario, and across the country. She vows to continue until all provinces in Canada mandate anonymous reporting. Her advocacy has been heard around the world and she has garnered international support in this mandate, from Australia to the UK to the World Health Organization.