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Worried about COVID-19? In uncertain times it's good to make a plan

NEWS: 30 Mar 2020, Advance Care Planning

Aotearoa is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an unsettling time, and it is natural for people to be anxious. However, it is also an opportunity for people to plan for a scenario where they may become suddenly unwell.

Medication Safety Poll

PUBLICATION: 28 Jul 2016, Medication Safety

To highlight the risks involved in using abbreviations in prescriptions, the Commission ran a poll asking readers what they thought the dose was in the prescription below.

West Coast DHB Director of Nursing Karyn Bousfield, Open for Leadership Award winner Jessie Gibbens, Health Quality and Safety Commission Chief Executive Dr Janice Wilson
Commitment to patients sees rural nurse win award

NEWS: 21 Jun 2017, Building Leadership & Capability

The latest recipient of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for leadership award is West Coast District Health Board district nurse Jessie Gibbens.

Fewer babies dying in their sleep

NEWS: 4 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.

Safety Signal ADR
New Safety Signal released

NEWS: 2 Oct 2015, Medication Safety

The latest Safety Signal discussed the risk of serious adverse drug reactions.