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Hospital privacy curtains laden with germs

26 Sep 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

Reuters: The privacy curtains that separate care spaces in hospitals and clinics are frequently contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria, researchers said in Chicago this week.

Innovation hub to help grow health tech sector

23 Sep 2011, Other Topics

Better links between the health technology sector and the health service are behind a plan to establish a national health innovation hub, say Economic Development Minister David Carter and Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Report looks at deadly impacts of alcohol on children and young people

7 Sep 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A new report highlights the strong contribution of alcohol to the dramatic increase in the rate of death by injury after the age of fifteen, with many young people becoming victims of their own drinking or the drinking of others.

Report looks at deadly impacts of alcohol on children and young people

7 Sep 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A new report highlights the strong contribution of alcohol to the dramatic increase in the rate of death by injury after the age of fifteen, with many young people becoming victims of their own drinking or the drinking of others.

New 'no blame' incident regime for hospital

28 Aug 2011, Adverse Events

The Greymouth Evening Star reports that a new 'no blame' incident system has been rolled out at Grey Base Hospital, with 55 events already officially recorded.

National Medication Chart - Change Register

26 Aug 2011, Medication Safety

The change register is a facility for DHBs to provide feedback about the design of the national medication chart (NMC) so that future versions of the NMC reflect clinical practice and requirements including safety features.

Beverley Johnson forums and workshop

23 Aug 2011, Partners in Care

Beverley Johnson, who heads the Board of the Institute of Patient and Family Centred Care in the United States, is coming to New Zealand in October. She will be involved in two types of events - quality forums, and a workshop on consumer engagement.