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Going Dutch: what the Netherlands health care study group learned

NEWS: 6 Jun 2018, Aged Residential Care

A small group of New Zealand health professionals recently participated in a study tour to the Netherlands, hosted by CareMetric principal Jan Weststrate. The group visited hospitals, health care agencies (regulatory and quality improvement), aged care...

Thanks for getting them talking!

NEWS: 7 Apr 2017, Other Topics

The Commission would like to extend our thanks to all who got involved with Conversations that Count Day on 5 April.

Waikato Hospital team wins display competition

NEWS: 23 May 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The egg-cellent team of Mary-Anne Go, Bryden Ortega and Jean Barnard at the Regional Renal In-centre Dialysis Unit, Waikato Hospital are this year’s winners of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s April Falls display competition.

Preventing pressure injuries in New Zealand

NEWS: 21 Jan 2016, Other Topics

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, ACC and the Ministry of Health have released a report that looks at the economic and social harm caused by pressure injuries.

Advance care planning practitioner training in 2016

NEWS: 16 Dec 2015

Places are still available for advance care planning (ACP) level 2 practitioner training being held throughout the country by the Advance Care Planning Cooperative in the first half of 2016.

FallsStop seminars on reducing harm from falls in hospital

EVENT: 20 Oct 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

FallsStop is a seminar about reducing falls in the hospital setting, designed for hospital falls champions, nursing management, and physiotherapy, gerontology and aged care representatives.

Atul Gawande makes the case for bananas, cocktails and cookies

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

‘Give them the damned banana!’ was internationally renowned health writer and thinker Dr Atul Gawande’s message to aged residential care homes where safety concerns dominate at the expense of residents’ quality of life.

Atul Gawande emphasises the fundamental importance of system-building

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

The 21st century is the century of the system, internationally renowned health writer Dr Atul Gawande told a forum of more than 500 people from New Zealand’s health, disability, aged-care and end-of-life care sectors on Monday 18 May in Wellington.

MidCentral falls prevention symposium a big hit

NEWS: 21 Apr 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

Over 200 health workers attended MidCentral District Health Board’s (DHB’s) falls prevention symposium at the Palmerston North Convention Centre, which was held as part of April Falls activities in the region.

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.

Countdown to Change Day

NEWS: 20 Jan 2015

The countdown is on for thousands of New Zealanders to help change health care for the better and become a part of what is set to be the biggest single day of action in the New Zealand health care history.