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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.

Stand up to falls campaign topic comes to an end

NEWS: 27 Oct 2015, Falls

The fifth Open for better care campaign topic, Stand up to falls, has now finished. It had a strong focus on the benefits of an integrated approach to falls prevention and encouraging providers to work together with their primary and community care partne

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.

Tairawhiti DHB stands up to falls

NEWS: 2 Jun 2015, Falls

Tairawhiti District Health Board (DHB) is standing up to falls with their new wall canvas from the Open for better care campaign.

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.

Commitment to reducing harm from falls continues

NEWS: 8 Sep 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

he Health Quality & Safety Commission's Reducing Harm from Falls programmes continues to strengthen connections across aged care and primary care/community settings, and continues a focus on falls in district health board hospitals.

Commission congratulates winners of the second annual April Falls Quiz

NEWS: 30 May 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s second annual April Falls Quiz was a great success! Over 1500 entries were received – thank you to all who entered, and those of you who shared the quiz around your workplaces and networks.