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PMMRC welcomes focus on preventable stillbirths

9 Feb 2016, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) is welcoming a new series, published by UK medical journal Lancet, focusing on preventable stillbirths.

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.

$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.

Waikato doctor receives top national prize

22 Apr 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Dr Deborah Harris’ thesis on neonatal hypoglycaemia has received a University of Auckland’s Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in 2013.

Counties Manukau commended for report on maternity services

17 Feb 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has commended Counties Manukau Health for carrying out a report into women’s experiences of its maternity services.

Perinatal Mental Health Symposium

18 Oct 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal Mental Health NZ Trust have organised a three-day symposium for perinatal mental health policy makers and providers to explore the issues & hear about research, best practice and network.

Working towards Safer Beginnings

12 Jun 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

2013 Annual Workshop of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

$18 million extra to help mothers with post natal depression

29 May 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Media release from Hon Tony Ryall for Budget 2013: The Government is making a substantial investment in resources to help new mothers suffering with post natal depression and other mental illnesses.