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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
CYMRC media release: Lives saved but more action needed to prevent infant and child deaths
The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) estimates nearly 3000 lives have been saved in the past 20 years because of efforts to prevent sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI).
Focus on polypharmacy and the management of gout
Media release on the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domains - polypharmacy in older people and gout
Serious and Sentinel Events 2011/12
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2011/12 report of serious and sentinel events (SSEs) in District Health Board hospitals. The report shows 360 SSEs were reported, 3 percent fewer than the 370 recorded in 2010/11.
Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Whanganui DHB
The Commission congratulates the winners of the Whanganui 2012 Health and Disability Quality Awards.
Family Violence Death Review Committee welcomes New Zealand Police Report
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) commends the NZ Police on the release of their report on Police family violence death reviews.
Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee calls for interagency approach on butane
The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) has repeated calls for an inter-agency approach to prevent volatile substance abuse (VSA)-related deaths
Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs
Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Report finds suicide remains leading cause of maternal death
The annual report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee shows suicide continues to be the leading cause of maternal deaths.
Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene
A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.
Congratulating efforts to improve hand hygiene
As World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on Saturday 05 May, Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) congratulates District Health Boards and hospital-based healthcare workers throughout the country for working hard to improve hand hygiene practice.