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The talk was walked during Patient Safety Week

NEWS: 17 Nov 2015, Open for better care

Let’s talk was promoted widely throughout the country during Patient Safety Week, 1 to 7 November. The Commission would like to thank all those who helped make the week such a success.

Community invited to safe footwear event with a twist

NEWS: 14 Apr 2015, Falls

The Whanganui District Health Board (DHB), primary health providers and Jane Winstone Retirement Village are joining forces to co-host a safe footwear event aimed at encouraging Whanganui district residents to buy, and wear, safe footwear to help keep the

Wanganui Hospital CLAB free for 1030 days

NEWS: 12 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Wanganui Hospital’s Critical Care Unit’s focus on prevention of central line associated bacteria (CLAB) and rigorous hygiene, has resulted in picc lines, central lines and portocaths being free of bacteria for 1030 days in a row.

DHB Assessment Tools and Care Plans


The Commission recommends evidence-based approaches to risk assessment and care planning and promotes consistency in these processes at a national level.

Health board aims to cut surgical site infection rate

NEWS: 22 Oct 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) has moved its focus from falls in the hospital to another leading cause of preventable harm and life-threatening events for patients surgical site infections (SSIs) which can occur following surgery.

Falls prevention up to all of us

NEWS: 17 Sep 2013, Falls

Whanganui District Health Board chief executive Julie Patterson looks at a new strategy to prevent the harm caused by falls.

Safety message driven home

NEWS: 22 Aug 2013, Open for better care

Wanganui Hospital staff and patients who visited the hospital cafeteria yesterday were served up a safety message with their lunch.

WDHB's head nurse welcomes care survey findings

NEWS: 13 Aug 2012, Other Topics

This media release from the Whanganui District Health Board shows how Wanganui Hospital is making good progress in seeking to understand how falls, pressure injuries, incontinence and malnutrition affect our population and how risks can be minimised.