An exciting collaboration between research, industry and the health sector
"150,000 People in NZ have a BMI of 40 and above"
"What happens, is wards end up fending for themselves, and there is no service that follows the patient"
"Participant BMI seminar, Wellington, 2016"
" Sorry, you can't take that equipment off the ward, we own it"
"To a high quality service, it must be person-centred, integrated from start to finish for all their needs, must be efficient, cost effective, and staffing capacity"
"Our focus is for any patient that comes into our hospital, that it is the best care possible"
"The ceiling hoist didn’t lift high enough…only one sling, and we had an injury"
"What were the costs, staffing increased on every shift, and then we had staff injury….6months sick leave, ACC, replacement costs, her rehabilitation, and how to find her meaningful activity, reduced access to other patients, use of a four bed room, conflict in the staffing team."
"it’s not about saying that you are too large for us, it’s about us saying, I'm sorry, our equipment is too small for you"
"We needed more staff than anticipated, and key staff were on leave…. Aren't they always?"
"How do we keep leading, with the best equipment and the best evidenced based care"
"With person-centred, we have to remember, it is not one size fits all"
"If we have 3 lots of equipment, and 4 patients are in, what are we back to? We are back to no service"
"Our (Hospice) average length of stay is 12 days; this lady was with us for 46. and I have to say that there were times when it felt longer than that"
"large patients tend to be, very, very amenable"
"A bed and chair should be available immediately on arrival"
2016 SEMINAR FEEDBACK
"Talking/Acknowledging how a pts size is impacting how we do things, and I guess showing support to them that I have some understanding"