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ON YOUR FEET – boot camp for the elderly
Getting back on her feet after hip surgery became achievable for Phyllis Gibbison, 84, from Hamilton thanks to a team effort at Waikato District Health Board’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation service.
Falls prevention tailored to suit individual residents
The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in conjunction with ACC and three Wellington-based district health boards, established a collaborative in early 2014 to assist age-related residential care facilities learn about quality improvement.
Beams, mats and socks prevent falls in hospital
Modern technology is keeping Te Awamutu resident Audrey Evans safe from falling during her stay in Waikato Hospital.
One consumer advocate influencing health of many older people across South Island
This article from the South Island Alliance shares the experiences of Ruby Aberhart in her role as a consumer advocate for the South Island Alliance's Health of Older People's Group.
Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital.
Antibiotic Awareness Week focus on correct use of antibiotics
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says Antibiotic Awareness Week is a chance for New Zealanders to contribute to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has joined Australia, the United States, Canada and countries throughout Europe to highlight the problem of antimicrobial resistance and the need for responsible use of antibiotics.
National Health IT Board newsletter November 2014
The November 2014 issue of the National Health IT Board (NHITB) newsletter is now available online.
Wanganui Hospital CLAB free for 1030 days
Wanganui Hospital’s Critical Care Unit’s focus on prevention of central line associated bacteria (CLAB) and rigorous hygiene, has resulted in picc lines, central lines and portocaths being free of bacteria for 1030 days in a row.
CSC and Medtech collaborate on health care logistics innovation in New Zealand
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, and Medtech Global are collaborating to transform clinically driven logistics in New Zealand’s health care system.