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The ripple effect: TVNZ interview with the Ruru family

NEWS: 17 Jun 2015, Partners in Care

In this interview on TVNZ's Sunday show, Te Rina Ruru (a Commission consumer network member) talks about the struggle her family faced when adjusting to taking care of her brother Ray who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident.

A day for ‘conversations that count’ about end-of-life care

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 Apr 2015

Today is Conversations that Count Day, organised by the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative (ACP) to prompt people to talk with their ‘partner, a mate, with the girls over lunch, or around the barbie’ about the kind of care they would want if they

Manukau Health and Wellness Expo

EVENT: 14 Apr 2015, Partners in Care

Manukau City Accident and Medical Clinic and ProCare Health are planning for a Manukau Wellness expo that will provide significant benefits for the Manukau, South Auckland community.

Spotlight on falls in care settings

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Open for better care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is pleased to announce that it will be revisiting reducing harm from falls as the fifth topic of the Open for better care campaign from April to September 2015.

Fatigue and familiarity push up rural crash risks

NEWS: 27 Mar 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Fatigue is one of the most significant risk factors in rural road deaths according to a recent analysis of crashes involving dairy farmers and their employees.

Latest trauma management information published

NEWS: 8 Nov 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has published information about the way district health boards (DHBs) are managing the treatment of major trauma-related injuries.

ARRC mini-collaborative

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Wellington-based collaborative to assist age-related residential care (ARRC) facilities learn about quality improvement.

Ask, Assess, Act

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The Commission has developed the ask, assess, act initiative, as clinical guidelines recommend routine screening for falls risk for all older people.

Whanganui DHB highlights the importance of Vitamin D

NEWS: 19 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

As part of April Falls month, the Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is putting the spotlight on Vitamin D, how it can help to reduce harm from falls, what the risks are for those who don’t get enough and the best sources of Vitamin D.

Fall carousel
Falls prevention is everyone's business

NEWS: 5 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.

My story: Robert Somerville

PUBLICATION: 3 Jan 2013, Partners in Care

Robert Somerville takes part in a consumer panel and talks about his experiences with heart attack, pneumonia, chronic pain and infection.