Serious adverse events (SAEs) are events which have generally resulted in harm to patients. This report details serious and sentinel events in district health boards (DHBs) in the year 2013 to 2014. The media release relating to the report can be found here.

The links below will take you to DHB websites, where details of individual cases are set out. Each DHB has released a brief description of each of the serious adverse events it has reported. Documents giving details of these descriptions of SAEs are below.

The Commission has also made available a summary of Serious Adverse Event reporting by district health board from 2006-07 to 2013-14.

Northland DHB

Waitemata DHB
Auckland DHB
Counties Manukau DHB
Waikato DHB
Bay of Plenty DHB
Lakes DHB
Hawke's Bay DHB
Tairawhiti DHB
MidCentral DHB
Taranaki DHB
Whanganui DHB
Wairarapa DHB
Hutt Valley DHB
Capital & Coast DHB
Nelson Marlborough DHB
Canterbury DHB
West Coast DHB
South Canterbury DHB
Southern DHB


Last updated 07/03/2018