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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue 45 online now
Issue 45 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
2015 Mental Health Awareness Week: give time, words and presence.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is GIVE – give your time, your words and your presence.
South Island DHBs collaborate to reduce opioid-related harm
The five South Island DHBs are seeing good progress in their efforts to reduce opioid related harms locally, with their approach delivery positive results.
SCDHB's falls success story delivers benefits for all
Since a Falls Reduction Project was undertaken in 2013, staff at Timaru Hospital’s Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R) ward have celebrated over two years without a serious harm fall in the ward.
New Safety Signal released
The latest Safety Signal discussed the risk of serious adverse drug reactions.
Health quality and safety continue to improve, latest data shows
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest quality and safety marker quarterly data shows falls assessment rates are continuing to improve
CYMRC poster highly commended at APAC 2015
Nick Baker and Brandy Griffin (CYMRC) have received 'highly commended' for their poster Recommendations and actions – attributes most associated with system improvement which featured at the APAC forum.
New quality and safety measure published
A new measure of safety and quality in New Zealand’s hospitals has been released today.
- Expressions of interest for consumer representative, Safe Surgery NZ programme
No place for bullying in New Zealand’s health system
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is disturbed by the findings of an investigation into workplace bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination among surgeons and trainees in New Zealand and Australia