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Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021

2 Jun 2021, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021 on Friday 17 September continues. The focus for 2021 is maternal and newborn safety, aligning with the theme of the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Day.

Adverse events reports for quarters 1, 2 and 3 of 2020/21 released

27 May 2021, Adverse Events

Each year the Health Quality & Safety Commission collects information about adverse events that occur in hospitals and other health care providers and reports on the findings. This is the data for quarter one, two and three of 2020/2021.

World Hand Hygiene Day: A reminder against complacency

5 May 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday 5 May is a reminder of the important role appropriate hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illnesses – from the flu to COVID-19.

Report finds inequities for Māori following major trauma

19 Apr 2021, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is calling for district health boards (DHBs) to conduct an in-depth review into all cases of major trauma resulting in hospitalisation in Māori aged 15–18 years.

Reflecting on consumer partnership this World Hemophilia Day

16 Apr 2021, Partners in Care

Saturday 17 April 2021 is World Hemophilia Day. Deon York, senior programme manager for the Commission’s consumer engagement programme, reflects on what the day represents and how it can encourage us to improve health and wellbeing for all in Aotearoa.