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Implementation of maternity early warning system underway

29 Aug 2019, Patient Deterioration

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to congratulate Wairarapa, West Coast and Taranaki district health boards (DHBs) on implementing the national maternity early warning system (MEWS) hospital-wide in July and August.

Southern DHB joins Choosing Wisely campaign

29 Aug 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Southern District Health Board recently joined other district health boards (DHBs) in formally introducing the Choosing Wisely approach. Choosing Wisely encourages consumers and health professionals to discuss whether a particular test, treatment...

Patient Safety Week update – 24 July 2019

24 Jul 2019, Patient Safety Week

Planning for Patient Safety Week 2019 is well underway. Our main resource, training and education videos focusing on implicit bias in health care, are being filmed and feature a range of subject-matter experts.