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Report shows retention of learning disability nurses is vital for consistency of medication care

Our latest report highlights a shortage of learning disability nurses. The number joining the profession each year is matched by those leaving. We look at how this could impact on the care of patient…
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HSIB release details of investigations in an acute care setting

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has released two interim bulletins charting the progress of investigations focusing on patient safety within an acute care setting.
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Notification of Investigation: Wrong route administration of an oral drug into a vein

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) was made aware of a child who was inadvertently given oral liquid medication intravenously during an elective procedure.
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Notification of Investigation: Transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) was made aware of an 18-year-old man who, shortly after transferring from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health …
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AvMA Chief Exec visits HSIB

Last Thursday (5 October), Peter Walsh, Chief Executive of AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) visited HSIB to deliver an insightful talk, focusing on AvMA’s work supporting patients and families…
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Notification of Investigation: Provision of mental health services in emergency departments

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) was made aware of a woman who, having presented to her general practitioner, ambulance service and the emergency department of her local hospital, su…
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HSIB shares learning internationally at New Zealand safety symposium

In this short video, HSIB national investigator Saskia Fursland talks about her keynote speech at the Human Factors in Healthcare Symposium in New Zealand.
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Notification of Investigation - Wrong site interventions

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) were notified by an Acute Trust of an incident that took place in June 2017 relating to a wrong site intervention.
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