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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
Commission forum a rare opportunity to hear and talk with Dr Atul Gawande
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is urging people working in the health and disability and aged care sectors to take full advantage of a rare opportunity to hear and talk with one of the world’s most respected and forward-thinking health communicato
Hospital patients urged to take part in care survey
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging people to join the growing number of patients helping district health boards (DHBs) assess the quality of care in public hospitals.
Children and young people deaths reduced by half since 1980
The number of children and young people who die in New Zealand each year has more than halved since 1980, a new report shows.
Patient experience survey proves its value
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s new national survey of public hospital inpatients is proving its value as a tool for identifying where care improvement is necessary.
Quad bike and other off-road vehicle accidents second largest cause of child recreational deaths
A report into the deaths of children in motorcycle, quad bike and other ‘off-road vehicle’ accidents is calling for cross-sector collaboration to tackle what is the country’s second largest cause of recreational death for those aged under 15.
Safety checks for swimming pools help prevent drowning
Is the latch on the gate to your swimming pool working properly? Are there any parts of the fence small children might crawl under? Checking these and other aspects of a pool is one of the things New Zealanders can do to help children stay safe...
Safe sleeping practices for babies reduce risk of infant death
It is never too early for parents and parents-to-be to learn about safe sleeping practices for babies, says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital.
New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has joined Australia, the United States, Canada and countries throughout Europe to highlight the problem of antimicrobial resistance and the need for responsible use of antibiotics.
First national patient experience results published
The Health Quality & Safety Commission today released results from the first national survey of hospital inpatients.