Posted by CEO Blog on 8 December 2016 |
Our Quality Accounts are just as important as our financial accounts. Where our financial accounts tell us how we are using our money, the Quality Accounts tell us a great deal about how we are living up to the ‘granny test’ and providing the care we would wish for our loved ones to receive. In my time here I have always said that clinical quality is the only game in town. At the end of the day providing safe and high quality care to our patients is a key priority and while the Quality Accounts tell us how we are doing, it also tells a great story about how we continue to improve the care we provide. That’s a huge testament to everyone’s hard work. To tell us more about the Quality Accounts I’m joined by Gloria Johnson, Chief Medical Officer and Jo Rankine, Quality Assurance Manager.
The Quality Accounts is the most important document we publish each year and that’s because it tells the story of our District Health Board. It highlights our commitment to evidence-based quality improvement, what improvements are needed and how the public and local communities play a part in making health services better and more responsive.
So why should you take time out from your busy schedule and put this on your must-read list for this year? Here are our top six reasons:
Please take the time to read the Quality Accounts. Each year more and more people want to contribute which demonstrates just how much we have achieved. If you have any ideas for how we can better display the Quality Accounts for 2017, we would love to hear from you. Just get in touch with Jo Rankine via email: Jo.Rankine@middlemore.co.nz. The Quality Accounts can be found here