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Successful Safe Surgery NZ programme finishes

NEWS: 12 Aug 2021, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission-led Safe Surgery NZ programme, which has greatly improved the way surgical operations are performed in Aotearoa New Zealand, finished in July 2021. This article looks at the achievements of the programme.

Actively listening for patient safety

PUBLICATION: 27 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

This video talks about the importance of actively listening for patient safety – ensuring all viewpoints are heard and that mistakes are avoided.

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.

Surgical briefing case studies

PUBLICATION: 19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Start-of-list briefings improve teamwork, camaraderie and efficiency. These case studies from Counties Manukau Health outline how making start-of-list briefings a standard part of the surgical list, was an easy choice.

Spend five to save lives

NEWS: 16 May 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging surgical teams in district health boards and private surgical hospitals throughout New Zealand to hold a start-of-list briefing on Thursday 27 June 2019.