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Whakakotahi 2018 shortlist announced

NEWS: 25 Oct 2017, Primary Care

A recent Expressions of Interest invitation for quality improvement projects for Whakakotahi 2018 resulted in 22 applications.

Quality improvement in primary care – a conference presentation

NEWS: 12 Oct 2017, Primary Care

Recently, Sally Nichol from Hutt Union Community Health Services and Sandy Bhawan from Te Awakairangi Health Network spoke at the PMAANZ conference about the experience, learnings and benefits gained from their Whakakotahi quality improvement project.

Safe Surgery NZ programme evaluation – final report

PUBLICATION: 4 Oct 2017, Safe Surgery NZ

The evaluation examines whether Safe Surgery NZ has realised its intended benefits, provided value-for-money and how the programme aligns with the Commission’s strategic priorities.

Surgical Safety Culture Survey Research Report 2017

PUBLICATION: 4 Oct 2017, Safe Surgery NZ

Safe Surgery NZ aims to make surgery safer by improving teamwork and communication in the operating theatre. The 2017 Surgical Safety Culture Survey demonstrates an improvement in the attitudes and perceptions of surgical team members across New Zealand.

Community speaks up about mental health and addiction care

NEWS: 18 Sep 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Asking the question, ‘How can we improve services and outcomes for all?’ sparked vibrant debate and engagement from hundreds of people from across New Zealand’s mental health and addiction community during August.

Hawke’s Bay speech–language therapist wins award

NEWS: 13 Sep 2017, Building Leadership & Capability

A thoughtful approach to improving relationships and commitment to the care of her patients has seen a Hawke’s Bay District Health Board speech and language therapist become the latest recipient of an Open for leadership award.

Ensuring a safety net of care after a heart attack

NEWS: 21 Aug 2017, Primary Care

It takes a village to look after a patient following an acute coronary event and that’s what Nelson Marlborough Health (Nelson Marlborough District Health Board) cardiology services and their extended community team are aiming to achieve.

DHB activities to celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day 5 May 2017

NEWS: 26 Jul 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

DHBs throughout the country embraced World Hand Hygiene Day this year. The campaign promotes a global profile on the importance of improving hand hygiene in health care annually on 5 May 2017.

Tairāwhiti nurse makes a difference in mental health unit

NEWS: 24 Jul 2017, Building Leadership & Capability

The latest recipient of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for leadership award is Rachel Malone (Te Aitanga a Mahaki), a nurse in Hauora Tairāwhiti’s mental health inpatient unit, Te Whare Awhiora.