PUBLICATION: 21 Nov 2019, Adverse Events
This is the annual learning from adverse events report for 2018/19, published by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The report covers adverse events reported by New Zealand's 20 district health boards (DHBs) and other providers.
NEWS: 21 Nov 2019, Adverse Events
The annual Learning from adverse events report from the Health Quality & Safety Commission has been released.
PUBLICATION: 31 Oct 2019, Health Quality Intelligence
Results of the national inpatient experience survey for patients treated in August 2019.
NEWS: 14 Oct 2019, Infection Prevention & Control
This International Infection Prevention and Control Week (13–19 October 2019), the Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging hospital staff and senior leaders in infection prevention and control (IPC) to take part in walk rounds.
NEWS: 2 Oct 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
The Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme recently launched a project to engage all stakeholders and improve the experience of consumers, family and whānau and staff involved in an adverse event.
NEWS: 1 Oct 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Changes to the way lymphoedema patients are reassessed for new compression garments at North Shore Hospital’s outpatient physiotherapy lymphoedema service have reduced waiting times by a third.
NEWS: 23 Sep 2019, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
The rate of stillbirths is reducing for Māori and NZ European mothers, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has found.
This article was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. Reproduced with permission.
NEWS: 10 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ
A third national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff shows that in most instances people work together as a well-coordinated team.
NEWS: 2 Sep 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day
The focus of this year’s Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November) is understanding bias in health care.
NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Patient Deterioration
The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to congratulate Wairarapa, West Coast and Taranaki district health boards (DHBs) on implementing the national maternity early warning system (MEWS) hospital-wide in July and August.
NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Southern District Health Board recently joined other district health boards (DHBs) in formally introducing the Choosing Wisely approach. Choosing Wisely encourages consumers and health professionals to discuss whether a particular test, treatment...
NEWS: 23 Aug 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
The second learning session for Connecting Care: Improving service transitions/Te tūhono i ngā manaakitanga, te whakapai ake i ngā whakawhitinga ratonga was held in Auckland on 7 August and Wellington on 8 August.
NEWS: 22 Aug 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
A Ngā Poutama survey of consumers of mental health and addiction (MHA) services, their family and whānau goes live on 1 September 2019.
PUBLICATION: 31 Jul 2019, Health Quality Intelligence
Results of the national inpatient experience survey for patients treated in May 2019.
NEWS: 19 Jul 2019, Partners in Care
Using insights from behavioural science, the Health Quality & Safety Commission worked with Ogilvy and Nelson Marlborough, Northland and Waikato district health boards (DHBs) to develop ‘nudges’ to respond to the lower-scoring areas of the national adult
NEWS: 28 May 2019, Infection Prevention & Control
DHBs have agreed to fund a new model for an effective and sustainable whole-of-sector approach to healthcare associated infection (HAI) in New Zealand.
NEWS: 23 May 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day
Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) is underway and the theme of ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’ has been chosen.
NEWS: 30 Apr 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
A second cohort of health professionals has recently graduated from the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator (QIF) course.