Presentations from the national workshop on reducing harm from healthcare associated infections

9 Sep 2016 | Infection Prevention & Control

Presentations and photos from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's national workshop on reducing harm from healthcare associated infections, held in Wellington on 9 August 2016.



Karakia and welcome from the tangata whenua


Peter Jackson (Te Ātiawa)



National approach to reducing healthcare associated infections

Cross-agency collaboration to reduce surgical site infections


Dr Janice Wilson (Chief executive, Health Quality & Safety Commission)

Dr Peter Robinson (Chief clinical advisor, ACC)

Session one

Chairs: Lorraine Rees (MidCentral DHB) and Dr Hasan Bhally (Waitemata DHB)

Plenary one

Nationally coordinated IPC initiatives

Dr John Ferguson (Hunter New England Health, NSW, Australia)

Lessons learned from the Australian approach

References (ZIP, 17MB)


Plenary two

Building capability

Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart (Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia)

Building capability (PDF)

Session two

Chairs: Jo Stodart (Southern DHB) and Sue Wood (Canterbury DHB)

Investment in reducing surgical site infection

How is the national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSIIP) tracking internationally?

ACC investment in the SSIIP

Dr Arthur Morris (National clinical lead, SSIIP)

Dr Nick Kendall (ACC)

How is the SSIIP tracking internationally? (PDF)

Infection and treatment injury (PDF)

Investment in IPC IT capability

What's changed at Hunter Valley Health?

Jeffrey Deane (Hunter New England Health, NSW, Australia)

Introduction of technology to reduce HAI and improve surveillance (PDF)

Session three

Chair: Gary Tonkin, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Workshop one

How will building MD IPC teams raise the profile of IPC?

  • Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart
  • Professor Tim Blackmore (Capital & Coast DHB)
  • Jenny Parr (Waitemata DHB)
  • Dr David Holland (Counties Manukau DHB)

Workshop two

Being smart with data: Will it increase our capability?

  • Dr Graeme Benny (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)
  • Jo Stodart (Southern DHB)
  • Dr John Ferguson 
  • Mr Saxon Connor (Canterbury DHB)
  • Jeffrey Deane
Session four

Chair: Dr Sally Roberts

Panel discussion

Where do we want to be in five years' time?


  • Ashley Bloomfield (Chief executive, Hutt Valley DHB)
  • Jane Barnett (Forte Health)
  • Dr Joshua Freeman (Auckland DHB)
  • Dr Nick Kendall
  • Robyn Boyne (Bay of Plenty DHB)


Closing remarks Health Quality & Safety Commission  

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