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Surgical briefing brochure

PUBLICATION: 19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This brochure answers the most commonly asked questions about introducing a start-of-list briefing.

Maternal morbidity review toolkit: Q&As

PUBLICATION: 23 Jan 2019, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This document answers some frequently asked questions about the maternal morbidity review toolkit.

What cancer taught me

NEWS: 14 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Author and young cancer survivor Jake Bailey made headlines when he delivered his end-of-year prizegiving speech as head boy of Christchurch Boys’ High School in December 2015, just one week after being diagnosed with Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Report finds our health system rates well internationally

NEWS: 10 Dec 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

A new report shows New Zealand’s health and disability system rates well internationally and is good value for money. However, it has the potential to improve further, particularly in areas of equity and safety.

Adverse event review workshops a success

NEWS: 20 Aug 2015, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomed almost 50 adverse event reviewers to a workshop on 10–11 August 2015 at Ko Awatea in Auckland.

Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths

MEDIA RELEASE: 23 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) ninth annual report shows there was one death for every 100 babies born in New Zealand in 2013.

April Falls 2015: quiz answers

PUBLICATION: 28 May 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

This document provides the final answers for the third April Falls Quiz.

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.

Patient experience survey proves its value

MEDIA RELEASE: 12 Feb 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s new national survey of public hospital inpatients is proving its value as a tool for identifying where care improvement is necessary.

Serious Adverse Events Report promotile 2013 14
Increased reporting and learning from events focus of 2013–14 report

MEDIA RELEASE: 30 Oct 2014, Adverse Events

Media release from the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Increased reporting and a growing focus on learning from events are features of the release of the 2013/14 serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs).