E-newsletter  #2 / July 2012


Key healthcare professionals from across the Northern Region have taken part in the First, Do No Harm campaign’s Learning Session One, jointly-hosted by the Health of Older People (HOP) Clinical Network.
Around 60 participants from the DHBs and age-related residential care (ARRC) sector attended the June 27-28 event in Auckland, focusing on initiatives with the potential to reduce falls and pressure injuries.....Read more

Learning Session One brings teams together

The First, Do No Harm campaign team has hosted a ‘Global Trigger Tool’ workshop, attracting almost 30 participants and presenters from across the Northern Region. It was the first of many events to be held under the First, Do No Harm banner – a coordinated patient safety campaign involving the Northern Region DHBs (Northland, Waitemata, Auckland and Counties Manukau), plus the primary care and age-related residential care sectors.....Read more

Spotlight on safety at ‘Global Trigger Tool’ workshop

How a simple sticker is helping reduce falls

A simple sticker that costs only a few cents to print is helping the team at Waitemata DHB in their mission to stop vulnerable inpatients from having falls.....Read more

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The four district health boards across the Northern Region have celebrated a patient safety milestone, with no cases of central line-associated bacteraemia (CLAB) recorded in April.....Read more

CLAB-free April across the Northern Region

Our first patient story video is now available to view on the First, Do No Harm website. Take the opportunity to see how cases of harm during care affect not only patients but those close to them. This is the first in a series of patient story videos that will feature on the site over the coming months. View now

A new photo gallery section has been added to our website. It will showcase the people and events shaping the patient safety culture change across the Northern Region. The first gallery images are from the First, Do No Harm campaign’s Falls and Pressure Injuries Collaborative Learning Session One. View now

Photo gallery

Patient story video