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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
May 2013 issue of the Clean Hands Chronicle out now
The May 2013 issue of the Clean Hands Chronicle has just been published on the Hand Hygiene New Zealand website.
Falls prevention is everyone's business
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.
Report sheds light on surgery-related deaths
A new report out today sheds light on the death rates from four areas of surgery and anaesthesia, and recommends improvements to the way patients are assessed for risk.
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).
February 2013 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
A bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.
Commission welcomes release of Mid Staffordshire Trust inquiry report
The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomes the release today of the report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry.
Commission welcomes results of adverse drug event study
The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomes the findings of a study on adverse drug events published in the New Zealand Medical Journal recently.
Communicating your experience-based design project
Newsletters from the West Coast DHB to inform others about their experience-based design project.
Commission releases Health Quality and Safety Indicators
The Commission has released a set of Health Quality and Safety Indicators to track progress of the health and disability sector over time.
December issue of the National Medication Safety Programme Update now out
The latest update from the Medication Safety work programme.