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Surgical briefings support practical decision making

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Alisa Ili, theatre nurse manager and Dr Andrew Connolly, general surgeon at Counties Manukau Health, share how start-of-list briefings support their decision making.

What are the benefits of surgical briefings?

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Alisa Ili, theatre nurse manager and Dr Andrew Connolly, general surgeon at Counties Manukau Health, share the benefits they've experienced from holding regular start-of-list briefings.

Surgical briefings are an efficient way to start the day

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Briefings take just five minutes and have a significant and positive impact on patient safety by improving communication and teamwork, reducing delays and identifying potential risks prior to surgery.

Streamlining patient enrolment delivers extra benefits

NEWS: 29 May 2019, Primary Care

A project to improve the patient enrolment process at Whanganui’s Gonville Health and make it more patient-centred and culturally appropriate has achieved benefits beyond its intended aims.

Quality improvement facilitators graduate

NEWS: 30 Apr 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A second cohort of health professionals has recently graduated from the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator (QIF) course.

Partnership delivers wraparound support for diabetes patients

NEWS: 17 Apr 2019, Primary Care

West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) has partnered with Māori health and social services provider, Poutini Waiora, in a project to improve outcomes for targeted Buller Medical Māori and Pacific clients with diabetes.

Porirua team wins Open for leadership award

NEWS: 28 Nov 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

A leadership team from the Porirua Union & Community Health Service is the latest recipient of a Commission Open for leadership award.

Whanganui DHB: Improving Service Transitions through focusing on CHOICE

NEWS: 26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Janice Bowers, clinical nurse manager at Whanganui DHB has been leading a project for ICAMHAS (Infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction services) to improve the way the department manages service transitions.