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International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2020

7 Jun 2021, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The International Forum in the Asia Pacific Region showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

Open Forum: Resilient health care - embracing the future

8 Oct 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission

An Open Forum featuring international and local speakers who specialise in concepts of resilient health care, and will share their understanding of implementing these concepts within primary and hospital care settings.

New pressure injury prevention resources available

3 Jul 2020, Pressure Injury Prevention

ACC, together with the New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS), the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and the Ministry of Health, has developed a new set of resources to support the prevention of pressure injuries.

He Hohonga Kōrero – The Conversation Café

5 Jun 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Conversation Café meets monthly, via video conference, to discuss the challenges of living with mental health and addiction (MHA) issues as well as MHA service developments planned to address some of the challenges people are facing.

Midwife recognised for services to perinatal and maternal health

4 Jun 2020, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) congratulates Vicki Masson on her appointment as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020, for services to perinatal and maternal health.

District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

Kōrero mai empowers couple to voice concerns

19 May 2020, Patient Deterioration

When Angela felt her voice wasn’t being heard during her husband Geoff’s stay in Wellington Regional Hospital, the Kōrero mai service supported her to escalate her concerns about his deteriorating health.

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.