News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Waikato DHB Facilities Gain Three-Year Accreditation

Waikato DHB Facilities Gain Three-Year Accreditation

Facilities operated by Waikato District Health Board, including Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, have been re-certified for three years following an organisation wide audit which started in December last year.

The auditors are now satisfied that action plans put in place after the audits will address improvement requests and issued the certificate last week (attached).

Chief operating officer Jan Adams said while there was a lot of work involved in the audit, it was important to do it so the public could be assured patient safety and quality improvement was a priority at Waikato DHB.

“We are a healthcare organisation that puts patients first and we intend to grow our reputation for excellence and innovation. Having a three-year certificate gives us that certainty,” she said.

“But we are not complacent about this. Our Board of Clinical Governance will continue to approve corrective action plans and monitor progress through to completion.

“Staff at Waikato DHB are constantly looking for ways to improve quality as part of our ongoing commitment to patient safety,” she said.

Certification is a legislative requirement under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. This Act requires all hospitals with more than five 24-hour beds, both public and private, to comply with certain standards.

All Waikato DHB’s hospitals (Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Taumarunui and Te Kuiti), the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre mental health facility, continuing care facilities (Matariki in Te Awamutu and Rhoda Read in Morrinsville) and primary birthing units in Thames, Te Awamutu and Morrinsville have been audited and are certificated as being compliant with these standards.

The certification and verification audits, which took place at Waikato DHB were:

• Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre full certification audit - December 2012 - Five corrective actions identified

• Waikato District Health Board combined (7 hospitals/facilities) full certification audit - April 2013 - 38 corrective actions identified across the organisation

• High Dependency Unit verification audit - April 2013. Fully attained - no corrective actions

• Medihotel verification audit - April 2013. Fully attained - no corrective actions

• Intensive Care Unit verification audit - May 2013 - three corrective actions identified

• Older Persons and Rehabilitation verification audit – June 2013 - seven corrective actions identified.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Final Event - Number Crunching: NZ Fifth Best Performer At Commonwealth Games

With a haul of 45 medals, New Zealand has outperformed the best predictions of the world’s number crunchers by 440% and beaten our past performance at the Commonwealth Games by 11% per cent, according to a Massey University finance lecturer. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news