Teamwork winner for Enliven Care
Enliven Care team members felt proud and honoured when they won the top award at the Hawke’s Bay health award last week.
Enliven won the Royston Hospital Supreme Award for “improving medication safety with key support workers”, as well as the Commitment to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Award, sponsored by BAND.
The Supreme Award is the highest possible accolade in the annual event and Enliven older people services manager Debbie Bakkerus said it was a testament to teamwork and a dedication to clients.
Her team wanted to improve the way they supported and managed complex older patients in their homes, so they trialled a new patient management system focusing on medication safety and reducing medication-related incidents.
“The more complex the client, the greater likelihood of medication incidents