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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme

Local maternity quality and safety programmes have been operating in each DHB since 2012 and have raised the profile of maternity quality and safety by establishing more effective governance structures, enhanced clinical leadership and better engagement with the sector and consumers.

Waikato DHB's MQSP objectives are

To bring together the voices of the wider maternity sector
To provide a framework to increase quality improvement in maternity services
To...

Board of Clinical Governance

The role of Waikato DHB’s Board of Clinical Governance is to ensure a high standard of clinical quality by:

monitoring relevant clinical systems, standards, indicators of performance and plans
where necessary, requiring the organisation to remedy or improve matters.
Its membership includes senior representatives of specialties and health professions, executive directors or clinical directors of health services, the director of Quality and Patient Safety, and two DHB boar...

Resources

Online ordering. Hardcopies of My Advance Care Plan & Guide and the advance care planning brochure can be ordered online from the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC)
ACP website
Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) information

On Ministry of Social Development (MSD) website
On Age Concern website

End of life services information on Dept of Internal Affairs (DIA) website

How are we tracking?

Monitoring and measuring performance against key clinical, strategic, quality and financial markers is an important part of managing and improving Waikato District Health Board. It is also important to do so in a transparent and publicly accountable way.

Performance reports, including operational, financial, quality, people/staff, infrastructure, funded/contracted providers, and information technology areas, are presented to Waikato DHB’s governance level on a regular basis.
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What training and orientation will I receive?

... volunteer at Waikato DHB you will be invited to attend a training session. This is usually a morning session lasting approximately three hours (depending on group size).

Our training covers such topics as:

patient rights
health and safety - infection control
volunteer standards and expectations
wayfinding around the hospital
privacy and confidentiality
emergency procedures - security
event/incident reporting
relevant hospital p...

What training and orientation will I receive?

... volunteer at Waikato DHB you will be invited to attend a training session. This is usually a morning session lasting approximately three hours (depending on group size).

Our training covers such topics as:

patient rights
health and safety - infection control
volunteer standards and expectations
wayfinding around the hospital
privacy and confidentiality
emergency procedures - security
event/incident reporting
relevant hospital p...

Drinking water

Waikato Drinking Water Assessment Service (WaDWAS) works with territorial authorities and private drinking water supply owners to:

optimise the safety and quality of drinking water available for public consumption
prevent the spread of disease to the public through the public water supply.
The drinking water service seeks to maintain and improve drinking water quality by supporting drinking water providers to implement the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (R...

Cultural competence and cultural safety for health professionals

Legislation and professional standards of practice require nurses and midwives to provide culturally competent and culturally safe care for those accessing health services. This includes the application of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi into practice when caring for Māori health consumers and whānau.

The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act, 2003, requires all health professionals to demonstrate cultural competence. 

Caring for Māori clients and their w...

Organisational learning

Waikato DHB invests in the development of staff and offers a variety of non-clinical education, training and programmes available to staff across the Waikato District Health Board. These include face-to-face courses, on-line learning and training, and resources.

Leadership and management
We have joined with other district health boards in the Midland health region to develop and implement leadership initiatives: Leadership in Practice and Health Leaders Advanced. Visit the Mid...

Who decides if I am safe to drive?

NZTA issues drivers licences based on information it receives from a number of sources. Your own general practitioner (GP) is oversees your overall health and managing medical conditions, so they are in the best position to confirm to NZTA your overall medical safety to drive. Your doctor will also receive information from other health teams involved in your health and wellbeing, such as a sleep service if you have been referred to one or prescribed treatment from one.

All medical p...