Tairawhiti District Health’s decision to become the first district health board in New Zealand to sign a certificate pledging support for the new national patient safety campaign has been welcomed by Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew.
“I am delighted that Tairawhiti DHB has become the first in the country to formally sign up to the Open for better care campaign, which aims to save lives and reduce harm,” said Mrs Goodhew.
A new national patient safety campaign aimed at saving lives and reducing harm is being launched today by Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew.
“This new campaign, Open for better care, challenges health care workers to be open to acknowledging mistakes and learning from them, open to working closely with patients and consumers, and open to change, improvement and innovation,” says Mrs Goodhew.
Hand-held lasers strong enough to be a hazard to aircraft will be subject to new import, sale and supply controls under Health and Customs legislation, Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew announced today.
Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew said today she was encouraged by the way communities have embraced a new approach to community development.
Visiting Whirinaki, one of the five communities taking part in the community-led development initiative, Mrs Goodhew said the community had achieved some great results, both with projects they are undertaking and in building local residents’ sense of pride in their community.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is visiting Ward 2 at North Shore Hospital today to see a number of falls prevention initiatives in action.
North Shore Hospital, part of Waitemata District Health Board, has been working for some time to reduce the number of patient falls as part of its overall quality strategy. The strategy outlines Waitemata DHB’s commitment to placing quality and safety at the centre of patient care.
In the National-led Government, Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew is Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Senior Citizens, Minister of Women's Affairs, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister for Primary Industries.
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