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Healthcare Leadership for Challenging Times

14 May 2012

Healthcare Leadership for Challenging Times: Reducing costs through quality improvement and innovation is a practical workshop for improvement leaders seeking to deliver change that works.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

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Clean hands save lives

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

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Congratulating efforts to improve hand hygiene

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

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.

Clean hands save lives

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

Kids Trauma Conference

4 May 2012

Kids Trauma Conference 2012 is a multidisciplinary scientific and educational meeting for all workers in the fields of injury treatment, rehabilitation, research & prevention.

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Health Literacy: From discussion to action conference

1 May 2012, Partners in Care

New Zealand's first conference focussing solely on health literacy. The conference has been organised by Workbase and includes keynote speaker Dr Rima Rudd from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Global study confirms high youth mortality rate

27 Apr 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A recent article in The Lancet confirms high suicide rates among New Zealand’s young people, who also face high mortality rates compared to many other developed countries.

HIIRC Update Issue 16

19 Apr 2012

The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) website contains the latest New Zealand and overseas health news and information.

eReferral takes it up a notch

18 Apr 2012, Medication Safety

The Emergency Department at Waikato Hospital is now receiving electronic referrals from general practices in the Midlands Health Network.