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Productive Wards - Waikato Hospital (Inpatient areas and Emergency Department)


originally posted by Sybil Hau on 16 September 2010 and updated 18 February 2014


The Productive series of programmes developed by the UK NHS Institute for Innovation provide a systematic and coordinated approach to improving patient safety and efficiency of service provision in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. The Productive Wards programme is fully supported by the Ministry of Health as a significant quality improvement and patient safety initiative.

Currently, Waikato Hospital have 11 wards undertaking productive wards as well as the Emergency Department. Thames Hospital has also begun to implement the foundation modules in their inpatient setting.

What Worked Well

To read an Assessment of the implementation of the Productive Ward and Productive Operating Theatre programmes in New Zealand, go to:




Hospital, Other

Areas of Focus

Quality Improvement


Waikato Hospital