News & events

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Directory of consumer organisations

2 Dec 2011, Partners in Care

On behalf of the sector, the Commission has developed a directory of consumer organisations, groups and individuals in the health and disability sector.

New hand hygiene website

16 Nov 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES New website promotes hand hygiene patient safety message

Quality Accounts

7 Nov 2011, Health Quality Intelligence

Quality Accounts are annual reports to the public from providers of health and disability services about the quality of the services they provide.

Health Literacy and Medication Safety - report to HQSC

2 Nov 2011, Partners in Care

The New Zealand Guidelines Group has developed the attached report to the Health Quality & Safety Commission: Health Literacy and Medication Safety - Environmental scan of tools, resources, systems, repositories, processes and personnel.

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New medication safety pamphlets

29 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

These support the Commission’s Medication Safety programme by raising awareness of the importance of medicine reconciliation and the process involved in reconciling a patient’s medicines.

Pillow case colour helps reduce infection

22 Oct 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

The colour of pillowcases at hospitals in Canterbury is helping to reduce the risk of infection and at the same time respect Maori cultural values.

Baby loss awareness week

12 Oct 2011, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week.