Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital has won two prestigious private hospital sector industry awards. The Hospital’s Room Service entry won the non-clinical category of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association’s (NZPSHA) Leaders in Quality 2018 award and for its efforts to successfully transition internationally-qualified nurses (IQN) into the New Zealand nursing environment they won the awards’ clinical category.
The NZPSHA Leaders in Quality awards are presented bi-annually and recognise excellence across its 27 members spread across 39 private surgical facilities throughout New Zealand.
Lead judge for the 2018 event, Philippa Pringle, said the awards aim to showcase various quality initiatives across the sector.
“We want to recognise initiatives that lead to sector-wide learning and growth, that generate improved service and business delivery for our patients and that enhance the working environment for our staff.”
Private Hospitals offer to cut surgical waiting lists
20 May 2018
Private hospitals want to work collaboratively with DHBs to help them reduce surgical waiting lists, and the sector has welcomed the $126 million allocated for this in Budget 2018.
New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association president, Richard Whitney, said DHBs all over the country face a growing, unmet demand for elective surgery, and waiting lists and waiting times are increasing.
“The private hospitals sector has significant capacity and expertise that can assist DHBs reduce waiting lists and help Kiwis get the surgical treatment they need, faster and cost-effectively.”
Private sector hospitals are calling for a formal partnership with government to help meet the unmet demand for elective surgeries.
The President of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) Richard Whitney said the private hospitals sector has significant capacity, and the experience and expertise, to absorb much of this demand.
"We can partner with government to provide a huge number of elective surgeries.
"Outsourcing this surgical workload would help meet the large unmet demand while relieving the load on DHB's, enhancing efficiencies and reducing government capital expenditure.
"It would also improve the quality of life for thousands of New Zealanders."
The New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to build respect and improve patient safety in surgery.
Cardiac Surgery Education Bundle wins Quality Award
9 September 2016
The Cardiothoracic team at St George’s Hospital in Christchurch have led the way for patient focused care with their unique education package for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The package is the winner of the Clinical Category of NZPSHA “Leaders in Quality” 2016 Awards.
When – and when not – to use a phone camera during a patient’s treatment is at the heart of a new publication by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA).