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New report shows reduction in patient harm

NEWS: 31 Oct 2016, Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week starts today and coincides with the release of a new report showing patient harm reduction and cost savings have been achieved through improved health services.

New report shows improved patient care

NEWS: 31 Oct 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating improved patient care as Patient Safety Week begins, with the release of a new report – Open4Results.

Report finds small increased risk of death from weekend surgery

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Jun 2016, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The latest report from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found that there is a slightly greater likelihood that people will die following surgery, if that surgery is carried out in the weekend.

Suicide Mortality Review Committee report released

NEWS: 31 May 2016, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

Suicide is a major cause of death in New Zealand and the most common cause of death for young people. In 2012, 549 New Zealanders took their own lives with suicide rates being much higher in males.

Falls prevention starts in the home

MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Apr 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

As a month-long focus on preventing falls begins, one Upper Hutt resident is well aware of the campaign’s slogan: falls prevention is everyone’s business.

Family violence committee backs strangulation recommendation

MEDIA RELEASE: 8 Mar 2016, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (the FVDRC) welcomes comments by Justice Minister Amy Adams supporting efforts to make non-fatal strangulation a specific crime.