Patient Safety Goals
We are committed to providing safe care for patients across all stages of care:
- Ensuring each patient is correctly identified before tests are undertaken and treatment or medication is administered
- Enhancing the quality and integrity of communications for improved understanding
- Governing the safe prescription and administration of medications
- Ensuring the correct patient receives the correct surgery at the correct site
- Reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infection
- Reducing the risk of slips and falls
Compliance with National Standards
Patient safety is a priority for the hospital and our Quality Department initiates, implements, reviews and enhances quality initiatives ensuring patients receive safe healthcare and a premium patient experience. In addition, the Quality Department monitors Hospital compliance with the following National Standards:
- National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare
- National Standards for the Prevention & Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections
- Guide to Nutrition and Hydration Monitoring in Acute Hospitals
- Guide to Medication Safety Monitoring in Acute Hospitals.
The Hospital has a strong culture of incident reporting and uses learnings for continuous improvement purposes.
Red aprons worn by nurses administering medication indicate they must not be disturbed during drug rounds, reducing the risk of distraction and error, and contributing to improved patient safety.
Nutrition & Hydration
The Catering Department adheres to the highest standards of safety in food preparation.
The Hospital employs a clean pass methodology, systematically cleaning the Hospital for the prevention and control of infection.