The five-year national patient deterioration programme aims to reduce harm from failures to recognise or respond to acute physical deterioration for all adult inpatients by July 2021. 

The national maternity early warning system (MEWS) has also been introduced in 2019 – find out more about MEWS.

The Commission's national patient deterioration survey of clinical staff working in adult inpatient wards is now live here. The poster for the survey can be downloaded here.

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Implementation of maternity early warning system underway

29 Aug 2019, Patient Deterioration

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to congratulate Wairarapa, West Coast and Taranaki district health boards (DHBs) on implementing the national maternity early warning system (MEWS) hospital-wide in July and August.