MEDIA RELEASE: 4 Dec 2015, Adverse Events
Learning from things that go wrong in health care is a focus of this year’s adverse events report.
NEWS: 5 Oct 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls
Since a falls reduction project was undertaken in 2013, staff at Timaru Hospital’s Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R) ward have celebrated over two years without a serious harm fall in the ward.
PUBLICATION: 24 Sep 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios from 2007 to 2013 calendar year (national and by district health board).
NEWS: 7 Sep 2015, Falls
The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in association with bpacnz, has developed the Stay Independent Falls Prevention Toolkit for Clinicians and the Ask, assess, act pocketcard to aid primary care teams in assessment of an individual's risk of falling.
NEWS: 20 Aug 2015, Adverse Events
The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomed almost 50 adverse event reviewers to a workshop on 10–11 August 2015 at Ko Awatea in Auckland.
NEWS: 6 Aug 2015
The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Dame Alison Paterson on her induction to the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.
NEWS: 23 Jul 2015, Partners in Care
Waitemata District Health Board’s Asian Health Services will be hosting an Asian Health Week from 17 to 21 August 2015, to celebrate a decade of achievements in providing quality services to Asian patients and families.
NEWS: 30 Jun 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest quality and safety marker (QSM) quarterly data shows falls assessment rates are continuing to improve. The update covers QSM data from January–March 2015.
MEDIA RELEASE: 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.
NEWS: 15 Jun 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee
Speech notes from Hon Peter Dunne's opening address at the 2015 Perioperative Mortality Review Committee workshop.
NEWS: 28 May 2015, Medication Safety
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is reviewing the current New Zealand Tall Man lettering list and we encourage health professionals to submit names of confusing medicine pairs.
PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2015, Partners in Care
Readings and links to accompany the Health Quality & Safety Commission's document Engaging with consumers: a guide for district health boards (DHB), and are arranged by theme.
PUBLICATION: 30 Apr 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
Presentations and videos from the Commission's national Quality Accounts workshop held in April 2015.
PUBLICATION: 23 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Placeholder for PMMRC report 2015
NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.
PUBLICATION: 1 Apr 2015, Infection Prevention & Control
This document presents the analysis of the Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Improvement programme data collected by the eight development site district health boards for the period 1 March 2013 – 26 June 2013.