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Covid-19 and care homes: the myths and realities

19 May 2020, Aged Residential Care

New Zealanders need to remove the stigma from aged care homes and fund them properly, write University of Auckland experts Michal Boyd, Merryn Gott, Jackie Robinson and Aileen Collier.

Teams share progress on mental health projects

15 May 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Teams participating in a project for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme met for a learning session in February.

Strength and balance for over-65s the focus of new TV show

29 Apr 2020, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is helping bring an exercise programme for older people to TV screens around New Zealand as part of a new collaboration with TVNZ and partners across the health sector.

Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

21 Apr 2020, Advance Care Planning

Tahu Hikuroa has aggressive brain tumours that means his future is uncertain. But, having an advance care plan has helped Tahu and wife Jo to make some tough decisions and feel more in control about what lies ahead.

Victory Square Pharmacy wins health innovation award

17 Apr 2020, Primary Care

Congratulations to Nelson’s Victory Square Pharmacy. Its Whakakotahi quality improvement project to improve the physical health of people on opioid substitution treatment won the He Tangata/The People – team work with consumer engagement – award.