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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.

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.

Workshop: Reducing harm from patient deterioration

12 Dec 2014, Patient Deterioration

An initial stakeholder workshop will be held in Wellington on 12 December. The Commission is in the process of appointing a provider to develop an investment case for a national programme to reduce harm from clinical deterioration of patients in hospital.