Our patient safety improvement programme draws together international best practice and local staff knowledge in a series of projects to improve the quality of our patient services.
We are part of a national programme led by the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand which includes
Local initiatives include
Productive Wards - releasing time to care, which aims to focuses on improving ward processes and environments to help nurses and therapists spend more time on patient care thereby improving safety and efficiency. The programme is based on a model developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation.
More than ever before, we have a clear idea of our aims - a series of national health target and priorities which are regularly reviewed.
These are set out and reported on each year in our annual plan and annual report.