A survey of over 2500 people working in mental health and addiction services has found that, while many feel tāngata whaiora (consumers in these services) are treated with respect, there are challenges in several areas.
16 Jan 2019
Summer in New Zealand is about days at the beach, the sound of cicadas and the smell of melting tar. But for some people it can also be synonymous with having skin rashes and sore knees and backs from gardening or backyard cricket; not to mention tennis..
10 Jan 2019
The Medical Council of New Zealand’s revised statement about the use of resources strongly supports the Choosing Wisely ethos.
21 Dec 2018
A survey of around 800 doctors and nurses has found that nearly 70 percent consider the provision of unnecessary tests, procedures or treatments an issue for New Zealand health care.
20 Dec 2018
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 28 November–19 December 2018 is now available online.
Heather Gunter shares the story of her son Matthew's death, following surgery to remove his appendix.
See a list of all patient stories about people's experiences with New Zealand health care providers.