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New film focuses on healing and learning from health care harm

NEWS: 14 Sep 2021, Adverse Events

A new film, Pou hihiri, Pou o te aroha | Healing and learning from harm, features consumers, clinicians and researchers talking about the benefits of following a restorative approach after a harmful event occurs in health care.

Pou hihiri, Pou o te aroha | Healing and learning from harm

PUBLICATION: 1 Sep 2021, Adverse Events

Pou hihiri, Pou o te aroha | Healing and learning from harm was developed by the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice and Stella Maris productions in consultation with several health sector and Māori partners, and funded by the Health Quality & Safety

Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021

NEWS: 2 Jun 2021, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021 on Friday 17 September continues. The focus for 2021 is maternal and newborn safety, aligning with the theme of the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Day.

Report finds inequities for Māori following major trauma

NEWS: 19 Apr 2021, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is calling for district health boards (DHBs) to conduct an in-depth review into all cases of major trauma resulting in hospitalisation in Māori aged 15–18 years.

Trauma programme project plan: Major trauma rehabilitation

PUBLICATION: 17 Dec 2020, National Trauma Network

This project plan explains key aspects of the trauma rehabilitation project, such as the aim, rationale, objectives, scope and approach. It outlines the associated resources and timeframe estimates and the key deliverables.

Director-General among those thanking COVID response health workers

NEWS: 17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response.

#MedSafetyWeek 2020 urges reporting of adverse drug reactions

NEWS: 3 Nov 2020, Medication Safety

From 2 to 6 November 2020, medicines regulators around the globe will be joining forces to launch a social media campaign that raises awareness of adverse drug reactions. The theme for 2020 is ‘Your report matters’.

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.