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DrWilliamBerry Apr18
Simulation training is the next step for safer surgery

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The World Health Organization checklist was created to start our work and build a foundation of safety for our patients. It established the important role of teamwork and communication in providing high quality safe care.

Maternity experience: Michelle's story

PUBLICATION: 19 Feb 2018, Partners in Care

The experience of women who undergo an unplanned hysterectomy (removal of the womb) at the same time as birthing is a story that is not often told.

Southern DHB Chief Executive Chris Fleming Southern DHB Registrar General Surgery Layla Hehir HQSC CEO Janice Wilson 3
Simulation training initiative recognised with award

NEWS: 18 Jan 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

Leading a project to introduce ‘pop up’ training simulations at the Southern District Health Board (DHB) has earned emergency department registrar, Dr Layla Hehir, an Open for leadership award.

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Gauging success for surgical site infection improvement

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This article provides a summary of an interim evaluation of the surgical site infection imporovement programme, and makes the point that a key aspect of many quality improvement programmes is that their success can’t be evaluated over a short time-span.

Open4Results – December 2017

PUBLICATION: 14 Dec 2017, Health Quality Intelligence

Open4Results is a six-monthly report on the harm prevented, and money saved, in areas the Health Quality & Safety Commission focuses on or raises awareness about.

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.

Update on reducing Staphylococcus aureus related SSI collaborative

NEWS: 25 Sep 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has been working over the past year to review literature, propose potential bundle options, and gather feedback from the healthcare sector regarding a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle