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Dame Kate Harcourt supports April Falls 2014 themes

NEWS: 9 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Dame Kate Harcourt knows first-hand the impact a fall can have, and is telling her story as April Falls month gets under way. She supports the idea that preventing falls is everyone’s business.

Falls prevention highlighted in April

NEWS: 7 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Healthcare providers around New Zealand are raising awareness of the importance of falls prevention during the month-long April Falls promotion.

Steady As You Go© classes build strength and balance

NEWS: 11 Feb 2014, Falls

Steady As You Go© classes have helped thousands of older people in the lower South Island to gain strength and balance, reduce their risk of having a fall or falls-related injuries, and improve their general health.

Hawke’s Bay poster campaign raises awareness of SSIs

NEWS: 26 Nov 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

An eye-catching poster campaign organised by infection prevention and control advisor Margaret Drury has been drawing attention to the issue of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

Buddy Day 2013

NEWS: 19 Nov 2013, Partners in Care

Staff in the consumer engagement team at the Health Quality & Safety Commission have taken part in Buddy Day 2013 to help raise awareness of child abuse in New Zealand.

West Coast DHB to promote Open for better care

NEWS: 6 Nov 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is hosting a stand promote Open for better care and give people a chance to ask questions or discuss their ideas with friendly and knowledgable staff from both the DHB and the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Case study: Falls prevention through organisational change

PUBLICATION: 4 Nov 2013, Falls

To reduce harm from in-hospital falls, Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) took an organisational change approach that included reviewing existing practices, raising staff awareness and introducing evidence-based strategies for falls prevention.

Fall prevention featured at Wairau Hospital

NEWS: 9 Oct 2013, Falls

Staff, visitors and patients at Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim, had their balance and co-ordination tested on Friday 4 October to help raise awareness of falls prevention.

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Safety message driven home

NEWS: 22 Aug 2013, Open for better care

Wanganui Hospital staff and patients who visited the hospital cafeteria yesterday were served up a safety message with their lunch.

Reducing harm from surgical site infections

NEWS: 23 Jul 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Reducing harm from surgical site infections (SSIs) is the second topic of focus for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission’s) Open for better care campaign, and will be promoted from October 2013.

Tairawhiti DHB makes falls awareness fun

NEWS: 17 Jun 2013, Falls

Health care workers at Tairawhiti District Health Board (DHB) have found novel ways to raise awareness of falls among staff, patients and visitors.

Spotlight on the Central region

NEWS: 5 Jun 2013, Open for better care

Whanganui DHB Chief Executive and Central region patient safety steering group lead Julie Patterson says supporting the Open campaign is a priority for Central DHBs – Capital & Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Hutt Valley, MidCentral, Whanganui and Wairarapa.