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Medical registrar Kate Duggan is the winner of a restaurant voucher from the Open for better care campaign with her entry into the Patient Safety Week limerick competition.
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.
Dr James Bagian was in New Zealand for Patient Safety Week (3–9 November 2014) and had a number of TV and radio interviews.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has developed a new resource to help patients prepare for doctor appointments and find out more about their medicine at pharmacies.
Coloured wristbands and a confusion screening tool are some of the latest techniques being used at Auckland City Hospital to help reduce the number of patients falling in wards.
Better care starts here’ is the key focus for Capital & Coast DHB during this year’s national Patient Safety Week.
Nurses and other health professionals are welcoming the Health Quality & Safety Commission Let’s PLAN for better care initiative, aimed at improving health literacy.
For many New Zealanders, GP and pharmacy visits are their most frequent interaction with health services, but are they getting as much out of them as they could?
James Bagian is more qualified than most to comment on near misses. The former NASA astronaut, who completed two missions and logged more than 300 hours of space-flight, almost never made it off the ground.
In the main entrance of Taranaki Base Hospital there is a lounge that is, hopefully, nothing like the one at home.