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Safe Surgery update

13 Feb 2017, Safe Surgery NZ

The second Surgical Safety Culture Survey is underway, and news about planned co-design training and auditor training.

Survey shows surgical teams working well together

18 Dec 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission) Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken.

Think VTE this World Thrombosis Day

13 Oct 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

Haematologists at Auckland DHB are joining global health leaders to raise awareness of one of the world’s most preventable hospital deaths.

No place for bullying in New Zealand’s health system

15 Sep 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is disturbed by the findings of an investigation into workplace bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination among surgeons and trainees in New Zealand and Australia

Upcoming surgical safety culture survey

18 Jun 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

Surgical teams will soon be invited to participate in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s surgical safety culture survey.

Future steps for the Perioperative Harm programme

16 Feb 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm programme aims to reduce the significant harm caused by adverse events and other preventable errors that take place during the perioperative period.

GPs’ role in preventing VTE in surgical patients

3 Nov 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Blood clots and YOU is a new venous thromboembolism (VTE) brochure developed by Southern Cross Hospitals as a resource for GPs to share and discuss with patients going on to surgery.

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

10 Oct 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

World Thrombosis Day, for which the Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with the the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, is on Monday 13 October and is targeting both patients and clinicians.

New resources to improve patient safety in theatre

18 Sep 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Perioperative Harm programme has two new videos to add to the growing list of resources focused on improving teamwork and communication.

Perioperative harm proof of concept trial underway

19 Aug 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

Waikato District Health Board (DHB), Lakes DHB and Southern Cross Hospital in Auckland are participating in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm proof of concept project.