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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
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.
Ex-NASA astronaut leads safety workshops for NZ health professionals
A former NASA astronaut will be incorporating safety principles learned in the US space programme when he leads workshops for New Zealand health professionals organised by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Increased reporting and learning from events focus of 2013–14 report
Media release from the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Increased reporting and a growing focus on learning from events are features of the release of the 2013/14 serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs).
Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control
International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety
World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE
World Thrombosis Day, for which the Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with the the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, is on Monday 13 October and is targeting both patients and clinicians.