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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.
The only thing spreading during Infection Prevention and Control Week at Waikato DHB this week (21-25 October) is important patient safety messages.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes the second phase of the national patient safety campaign, Open for better care, which focuses on reducing harm from infections in patients following surgery.
Waikato District Health Board today joins each of the four DHB regions - Northern, Midlands, Central and South Island - to launch the second topic of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign: reducing harm from surgical site infections.
Nelson Hospital is the first in the country to host the national patient safety campaign booth, Open for better care - reducing harm from surgical site infections (SSIs).
Open for better care begins the second focus area of the campaign this week – reducing harm from surgical site infections (SSIs).
Reducing harm from surgical site infections (SSIs) is the second topic of focus for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission’s) Open for better care campaign, and will be promoted from October 2013.