NSLHD News December 19 2022

Royal North Shore Hospital Patient Identification Task Force There has been a big push for staff at Royal North Shore Hospital to regularly check patient identification during patients’ hospital stays. To encourage staff to check identification, to be checked are the patient’s name, medical record number and date of birth,” Sophie said.

“We asked for the posters to inform our patients that it is essential to be correctly identified before any procedure, medical examination or medication administration. “There were a number of impressive posters created and the winner – ward 5E – was chosen by a group of patient representatives, so we can be sure the posters will have a great impact.”

Nurse Manager of Division of Surgery and Anaesthesia Sophie Lange asked staff to enter a poster competition with the winning poster to be displayed in the wards to let patients know to expect regular identification checks during their time at hospital. “The three essential pieces of information

(Left to right) Clinical Nurse Educator Rebecca Knox, Leanne Colwell and Gabriel Morrell from ward 5E – winner of the poster ion.



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