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Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

NEWS: 26 Jun 2019, Patient Safety Week

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, Health Quality & Safety Commission

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, Patient Safety Week

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, Patient Safety Week

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.

School kids get the message about antibiotics

NEWS: 5 Nov 2018, Patient Safety Week

Antibiotics are not always the answer. That’s the message from 12-year-old Libby Thompson from Cust School in Rangiora, winner of the 2018 national antibiotic awareness poster competition.

Orders are open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources!

NEWS: 10 Sep 2018, Patient Safety Week

Orders are open for Patient Safety Week 2018 resources. With this year's focus on infection prevention and control, our PSW resources encourage consumers and health professionals to ask: are you giving germs a hand?

An unexpected pressure injury

NEWS: 11 May 2018, Pressure Injury Prevention

Kate shares her story of getting an unexpected pressure injury following the birth of her baby.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting...