Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Health quality improvement scholarships awarded

Health quality improvement scholarships awarded

Associate Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated 16 health professionals who have won scholarships to take part in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s improvement advisor professional development programme.

“This is the first time the improvement advisor programme has been held in New Zealand, and it reflects this Government’s commitment to investing and building capability in DHBs,” Mrs Goodhew said.

“This programme will create a network of skilled and experienced improvement advisors who will be able to lead improvement projects regionally and nationally.”

The $272,000, 10-month programme teaches participants to lead quality improvement projects in their DHBs. Participants commit to spending at least one day a week completing course work and supporting improvement projects, including the Commission’s Open for better care national patient safety campaign.

Two of the scholarship winners will launch new projects to reduce harm from falls. Sarah Harris, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Infection Prevention and Control at Hutt Valley DHB, will work on a project to reduce harm from falls in aged residential care. Kaye Cameron, Nurse Coordinator Quality and Risk at South Canterbury DHB, will work to reduce the number of falls causing harm at Timaru Hospital’s assessment, treatment and rehabilitation ward.

“I congratulate all the scholarship recipients and look forward to receiving reports from the Commission on their progress and achievements,” Mrs Goodhew said.


ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:


Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Harmful Digital Communication Bill Passes: Focus Must Be On Education

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better... More>>

ALSO:

3-Year Transport Plan: No Plans On Six Northland-Election Bridges

The Transport Authority’s decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National’s shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza Blockade: Māori TV Crew Returning Safely From Israel

A Māori Television crew will be flown back from Israel after their boat was detained by the Israeli Navy while attempting to break the Gaza blockade. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news