Te Tai o Poutini West Coast – Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand is committed to providing quality healthcare and positive patient experiences. Each fortnight we invite patients who spent at least one night in hospital to participate in our survey. An invitation to participate in the survey is delivered via email or a link in a text message. The survey asks questions on four areas, with an overall score out of ten on the level of patient experience in communication, partnership, co-ordination and physical and emotional needs.
Understanding how people experience healthcare gives us valuable insight into where we can do better, an opportunity to celebrate our success and do more of what we are doing well. Quarterly patient experience survey results are also available on the Health Quality & Safety Commission website.