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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.

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.

Everyday courage, compassion and connection

EVENT: 19 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Attendees at the national 2015 Sands conference will have a unique opportunity to network and expand their knowledge about perinatal and infant loss.

Consider the safety of children this Children’s Day

NEWS: 26 Feb 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Safekids Aotearoa and the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) are encouraging families to celebrate Children's Day by assessing how safe their children are at home, on the road, around moving vehicles, and in the presence of alcohol.

Counties Manukau commended for report on maternity services

MEDIA RELEASE: 17 Feb 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has commended Counties Manukau Health for carrying out a report into women’s experiences of its maternity services.

Northland DHB launches safe sleep TV commercials

NEWS: 5 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

With one of the highest rates for SUDI in New Zealand the Northland DHB (in conjunction with the regional Child Health Network and Whakawhetu) has produced four television commercials promoting SUDI prevention.

Helping babies sleep safely

NEWS: 6 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Put babies to sleep on their backs and make sure their faces are clear of bedding – those are two of the messages for parents during Safe Sleep Day today.

Bob Buckham: A baby in hospital

PUBLICATION: 25 Oct 2013, Partners in Care

Bob Buckham reflects on his first-hand experience with the health system, after he spent time in hospital with his four-month-old daughter.

Perinatal Mental Health Symposium

EVENT: 18 Oct 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal Mental Health NZ Trust have organised a three-day symposium for perinatal mental health policy makers and providers to explore the issues & hear about research, best practice and network.

$18 million extra to help mothers with post natal depression

NEWS: 29 May 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Media release from Hon Tony Ryall for Budget 2013: The Government is making a substantial investment in resources to help new mothers suffering with post natal depression and other mental illnesses.

Project reduces infections in Hawke’s Bay Hospital

NEWS: 11 Apr 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated Hawke’s Bay District Health Board for its participation in a quality and safety project that has reduced bloodstream infections in hospitals.

Consumer stories: Vicki Culling

PUBLICATION: 13 Dec 2012, Partners in Care

This is the personal story of Vicki Culling, a member of the Commission's consumer network.