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Preventing VTE


The Safe Surgery NZ programme is working to raise awareness of VTE, the importance of assessing risk of VTE and acting on the findings of that assessment.

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.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand journey

NEWS: 4 May 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on 5 May 2015, the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) team have developed a graphic to showcase the achievements of the national programme.

Midland integrated quality and risk project

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Currently each district health board (DHB) in the Midland region uses a variety of different processes and systems (either paper based or electronic) to manage their incidents, risks and complaints.

Community invited to safe footwear event with a twist

NEWS: 14 Apr 2015, Falls

The Whanganui District Health Board (DHB), primary health providers and Jane Winstone Retirement Village are joining forces to co-host a safe footwear event aimed at encouraging Whanganui district residents to buy, and wear, safe footwear to help keep the

New service to combat falls in Hawke's Bay

NEWS: 14 Apr 2015, Falls

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is forming a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to reduce injuries from falls which in a recent financial year cost the DHB more than six-and-a-half million dollars.

MidCentral extends medication safety campaign for another 12 months

NEWS: 2 Apr 2015, Medication

The end of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign’s six-month focus on reducing harm from high-risk medicines is just the beginning for MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) – as it prepares for the start in May of its own year-long me

Conversations that Count Day

EVENT: 16 Apr 2015

On 16 April, New Zealand ‘Conversations that Count Day’ is being held – a national day to raise awareness about advance care planning.

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.

Stand up to falls

NEWS: 5 Mar 2015, Falls

In April 2015 the Open for better care campaign revisits the reducing harm from falls topic.

Patient Safety Week 2014 evaluation

PUBLICATION: 19 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

This document is an evaluation of the activities which took place during Patient Safety Week 2014.