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Fewer babies dying in their sleep

4 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.

CYMRC poster highly commended at APAC 2015

28 Sep 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Nick Baker and Brandy Griffin (CYMRC) have received 'highly commended' for their poster Recommendations and actions – attributes most associated with system improvement which featured at the APAC forum.

Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths

23 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) ninth annual report shows there was one death for every 100 babies born in New Zealand in 2013.

Everyday courage, compassion and connection

19 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Attendees at the national 2015 Sands conference will have a unique opportunity to network and expand their knowledge about perinatal and infant loss.

New areas allow greater understanding of perioperative harm

15 Jun 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The fourth report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee covering the period from 2008-2012 includes several new areas: coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA), bariatric surgery and severe post

Postoperative NZ mortality data 'a driver for surgical safety'

7 May 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The collection of data regarding deaths during and after surgery can be used to influence surgical safety, delegates to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s 84th Annual Scientific Conference have been told.

$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care

26 Mar 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of experts.