Welcome to the Falls section of our website!
The Sustainable Quality Improvement team supports the vision of the National Quality Improvement Team to enable a culture of improvement by supporting Sustainable QI projects within and across the Irish healthcare system. The Sustainable Quality Improvement team are leading on a series of large scale improvement collaboratives. Key focuses of these collaboratives are to reduce avoidable falls system-wide and to improve the QI knowledge and skills of everybody and teams across the system. These collaboratives are designed and delivered in partnership with patients input, service leads and clinical experts.
To date, the National Quality Improvement Team has led and co-designed numerous collaboratives across the Irish health and social care setting. A health care collaborative involves teams and individuals from various health and social care disciplines and across different settings, such as hospitals, older persons’ services and primary care teams. These teams work together in partnership to achieve sustainable improvements and reach an agreed goal of high quality, safe, standardised care for patients in an efficient and effective manner.
Participating teams are invited to become part of an active QI learning community, learning from each other and recognised experts. This should support sustainable practices, networks and spread opportunities.
An intentional focus of the current collaborative is to reduce avoidable falls, as they are:
- debilitating and painful and can contribute to mortality rates
- an increasing problem that affects thousands of people every year
Please click below for resources to support your improvement journey in reducing falls.
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Collaborative Learning Sessions
Ross McGauley, National Quality Improvement Team, Phone: 01 635 2458