Making our hospitals safer - Serious and Sentinel Events 2011–2012

19 Nov 2012 | Adverse Events

This is the Commission's third report setting out the serious and sentinel events that New Zealand's 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) have reported in the previous year, and the sixth report overall.

Serious and sentinel events are events which have generally resulted in harm to patients. This report details serious and sentinel events in DHBs in the year 2011 to 2012.

Click here for further information including graphs showing DHB serious and sentinel events for 2011/12 and links to the DHB websites, where details of individual cases are set out.

Read the media release here.

Last updated 24/10/2021