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Consumer report and reflections from the 2018 Patient deterioration New Zealand conference

Patient deterioration
22 February 2019

Sheila Beckers is a consumer representative from Capital & Coast District Health Board’s kōrero mai project team. Kōrero mai is a Commission initiative which supports district health boards (DHBs) and consumers to co-design a patient and family/whānau escalation process for when a patient deteriorates in hospital.

Sheila attended the Patient Deterioration: current state and future developments conference in November 2018, which was co-hosted by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society.

She shares her thoughts and experiences from the conference in this report.

Download a copy of Sheila’s conference report (237KB, PDF) and read her blog entry on the Commission website.