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Close collaboration key to ensuring safe use of opioids

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Midland Quality Steering Group improvement advisors Charlotte Foley (Lakes District Health Board) and Ros Morell (Waikato District Health Board) are local project leads for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s national collaborative on the safe use of

Waikato DHB consumer engagement update

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Much has been happening within the consumer engagement agenda at Waikato District Health Board (DHB). The following snippets highlight just some of the work over recent months.

Midland integrated quality and risk project

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Currently each district health board (DHB) in the Midland region uses a variety of different processes and systems (either paper based or electronic) to manage their incidents, risks and complaints.

Future steps for the Perioperative Harm programme

NEWS: 16 Feb 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm programme aims to reduce the significant harm caused by adverse events and other preventable errors that take place during the perioperative period.

ON YOUR FEET – boot camp for the elderly

NEWS: 28 Nov 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Getting back on her feet after hip surgery became achievable for Phyllis Gibbison, 84, from Hamilton thanks to a team effort at Waikato District Health Board’s Older Persons and Rehabilitation service.

DHB initiatives help make Patient Safety Week a success

NEWS: 18 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

Identifying hazards in a mock lounge, 400 staff wearing 100 T-shirts, and a whole lot of elephants – these were just some of the district health board-inspired initiatives that helped make the inaugural Patient Safety Week a success.

New clinical lead for Medication Safety programme

NEWS: 22 Oct 2014, Medication Safety

The Commission is pleased to announce that Dr John Barnard, Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Consultant Anaesthetist at Waikato DHB, is the new clinical lead for the medication safety programme.

Improving patient safety in the operating theatre

NEWS: 30 Sep 2014, Surgery

From April to September the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Perioperative Harm programme has been the focus of the Open for better care patient safety campaign.

Perioperative harm proof of concept trial underway

NEWS: 19 Aug 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Waikato District Health Board (DHB), Lakes DHB and Southern Cross Hospital in Auckland are participating in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm proof of concept project.