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Aotearoa Patient Safety Day date and theme confirmed

NEWS: 20 Aug 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

The Health Quality & Safety Commission will promote Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa | Aotearoa Patient Safety Day on 17 November 2020. The theme is Getting through together | Whāia e tātou te pae tawhiti.

New pressure injury prevention resources available

NEWS: 3 Jul 2020, Pressure Injury Prevention

ACC, together with the New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS), the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and the Ministry of Health, has developed a new set of resources to support the prevention of pressure injuries.

Strength and balance for over-65s the focus of new TV show

NEWS: 29 Apr 2020, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is helping bring an exercise programme for older people to TV screens around New Zealand as part of a new collaboration with TVNZ and partners across the health sector.

Pressure injury prevention education videos

PUBLICATION: 14 Feb 2020, Pressure Injury Prevention

These videos were created to enable peer-to-peer education on the importance of pressure injury impact, prevention and treatment.

Who me – biased? He ngākau haukume tōku?

NEWS: 4 Nov 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Health professionals are encouraged to watch new learning modules on understanding bias in health care, released today for Patient Safety Week.

Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

NEWS: 26 Jun 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) continues. This year we are again partnering with ACC to promote the week. This year’s theme is ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’.

Reducing trauma deaths focus of new partnership

NEWS: 9 Apr 2019, National Trauma Network

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with ACC and the Major Trauma National Clinical Network, with a focus on reducing trauma deaths. The main cause of major trauma is road traffic crashes and falls, followed by assaults.

Patient Safety Week 2018 evaluation

PUBLICATION: 19 Dec 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Evaluation of Patient Safety Week 2018, an awareness-raising week held on 4–10 November focused on infection prevention and control.

Thanks for another great Patient Safety Week!

NEWS: 28 Nov 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Patient Safety Week 2018. The week, which focused on infection prevention and control, and in particular good hand hygiene, ran from 4 to 10 November.