Harm-free care focuses on preventing patients across our hospitals from harm, including pressure ulcers, falls, hospital-acquired infections and Venous thromboembolism (VTE) with a goal to deliver ‘harm free care’ to at least 95% of patients.
Our goal is to provide harm-free care to every one of our patients. We have achieved the national target in four months last year, more than we have achieved before and this can be attributed to the quality improvement work that we have undertaken to reduce falls and pressure ulcers. We have also put in place a more robust data collection and validation process which has provided us with better analysis and aided understanding.
Our priority for 2016/17 is to continue achieving this level of harm-free care in a more sustained way and to work on improving our overall percentage.