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District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

NEWS: 2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

Covid-19 and care homes: the myths and realities

NEWS: 19 May 2020, Aged Residential Care

New Zealanders need to remove the stigma from aged care homes and fund them properly, write University of Auckland experts Michal Boyd, Merryn Gott, Jackie Robinson and Aileen Collier.

Quality improvement in mental health at Canterbury DHB

NEWS: 26 Nov 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Vicki Dent, acting quality manager, Specialist Mental Health Services at Canterbury District Health Board, explains what she hopes to achieve in her role working in quality improvement.

Making mental health a priority during Mental Health Awareness Week

NEWS: 11 Oct 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme organised several activities to acknowledge and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (23–29 September).

Getting better with evidence: Experiences of putting evidence into practice

EVENT: 10 Dec 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

'Getting better with evidence: Experiences of putting evidence into practice’ is a one-day conference where delegates can learn from experts about putting evidence into practice, and discuss the challenges currently being faced in health care.

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’.

WellSouth tackles health literacy

NEWS: 23 May 2018, Primary Care

Four years ago, Wellsouth Primary Health Network, covering the southern district, set up a long-term conditions (LTC) team. From a 'blank canvas' they have developed a new LTC model of care for the network and heath care professional training focusing...

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.