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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.

Med Safety Pamphlets 2
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.

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.