19 Apr 2012
The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) website contains the latest New Zealand and overseas health news and information. This update features the following news stories:
DHBs doing well against emergency departments' health target
DHBs are performing well against the 'Shorter stays in emergency departments' health target.
Innovative programmes deliver more community-based care in Canterbury
A range of programmes to deliver more community-based health care in Canterbury is reducing demand on the emergency department (ED) and resulting in fewer hospital admissions.
Working together and good data deliver significant improvements in Bay of Plenty
Staff from all services at Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals have worked together to implement changes that have resulted in improvements to the quality and safety of the patient journey through both hospitals.
ED target met, but improvements continue at Nelson Marlborough
Nelson Marlborough DHB has met the 'Shorter stays in emergency departments' health target, but is still striving to improve its performance.
Valuing patients' time initiatives improve ED to ward flow
Auckland City Hospital has reduced the time it takes for a patient to be admitted to a ward from the emergency department (ED) by 80 percent.
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