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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
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.
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.
Surviving the risk-taking years
During the ‘middle years’ young people need to gain skills to protect them from injury or death as older teenagers, says the Chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC).
Reminder of deadly impact of alcohol on children
A conference on the impact of alcohol on babies and children is a timely reminder that every child needs a sober caregiver, says the Chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC).
Consider the safety of children this Children's Day
Keeping children safe is one of the best ways to show they are treasured, say the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) and Safekids New Zealand.
‘Middle years’ focus required to prevent teen deaths
Australian and New Zealand authorities have called for an increased focus on the critical role parents and communities can play in educating young people about risk-taking and the risks they face as they approach adulthood
Serious and Sentinel Events Report 2010/2011 - Making Our Hospitals Safer
A total of 377 serious and sentinel events occurred in New Zealand’s public hospitals in 2010/2011 – a rate of more than one for every day of the year.