NEWS: 6 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 16 August–5 September 2018 is now available online.
PUBLICATION: 23 Aug 2018, Partners in Care
Heather Gunter tells the story of her son Matthew, who was 16-years-old when he developed appendicitis. He had complications following surgery and died two days later, due to causes which could have been prevented.
NEWS: 16 Aug 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 26 July–15 August 2018 is now available online.
NEWS: 14 Aug 2018, Advance Care Planning
Sue Limmer experienced mental illness for more than 10 years. In this video her daughter, Annalee, talks her mum's advance care plan and how helpful it was for her family in Sue's final days and weeks.
PUBLICATION: 2 May 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls
In this video, Roseann talks about the fall she had in her sewing room in October 2016, her subsequent diagnosis with a fractured hip, and her treatment and recovery.
A patient story of preventable harm. Every now and then a personal story comes along to shock us. It forces us to shake our heads and demand an answer. It calls us to action.
EVENT: 17 May 2018, Infection Prevention & Control
This workshop is designed for health leaders, infection prevention and control nurse specialists, clinical microbiologists, infectious diseases physicians, scientists, pharmacists and anyone with an interest in infection prevention or quality improvement.
PUBLICATION: 16 Oct 2014, Medication Safety
This is the story of Peter Couper, who has had type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years.
PUBLICATION: 7 Sep 2012, Infection Prevention & Control
Watch the Hand Hygiene NZ patient story, in which Paul and Rachel share their experience of the impact that a healthcare associated infection can have on both the patient and their family.
PUBLICATION: 28 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control
As a fit and active 16 year old, Amelia didn’t think that the pain in her arm would be caused by anything other than her strenuous dance training.
PUBLICATION: 17 Mar 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention
In 1999, Danny was a forestry worker, when a rotten tree behind where he was working fell on him.
PUBLICATION: 9 Dec 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention
Rangi is a 41-year-old Māori man who has been tetraplegic for 20 years. He is very aware of the dangers of pressure injuries and is proactive in every way to prevent them from occurring. Nevertheless, they sometimes develop and require treatment.
PUBLICATION: 12 Aug 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention
John, a widower of 71 and recently retired, was admitted to hospital with an ischaemic leg, and developed a pressure injury.
PUBLICATION: 22 Sep 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention
In March 2017, David Jackson underwent a successful bilateral (double) hip replacement, but developed a pressure injury during his recovery in hospital.
PUBLICATION: 11 Aug 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention
In 2013, Amanda Bradbury was admitted to hospital with lymphedema (swelling) in her legs and a pressure injury on her sacrum, believed to be caused by an old, ill-fitting wheelchair.
PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention
In 2016, John Rankin was diagnosed with lymphoma after being admitted to hospital. During his stay in hospital, John was largely immobile and in a lot of pain. A couple of days before he was discharged, he developed a pressure injury.
PUBLICATION: 24 Jun 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention
In 2012, Rosalie Ross Cunningham passed away due to sepsis caused by an infected pressure injury. Her daughter, Paula Sole, shares her mother’s story as a way to help prevent others from going through a similar experience.
PUBLICATION: 12 Oct 2017, Building Leadership & Capability
A patient story from Mr Mitchell, complimenting Open for leadership award winner Gemma Watts and her team at Ward 15 for their care.
NEWS: 5 Sep 2017
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 16 August–5 September 2017 is now available online.
PUBLICATION: 16 Aug 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls
This zipped folder contains the archived 10 Topics documents which were released in 2013–2017, which have now been replaced with up-to-date versions.
NEWS: 19 Jul 2017, Partners in Care
A Community Health Council has been established to make sure communities, whānau and patients have a strong voice in planning, designing and delivering services across the Southern health system.