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New pressure injury prevention resources available

NEWS: 3 Jul 2020, Pressure Injury Prevention

ACC, together with the New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS), the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and the Ministry of Health, has developed a new set of resources to support the prevention of pressure injuries.

District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

NEWS: 2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

Webinar: Caring for complex older people

PUBLICATION: 27 May 2020, Aged Residential Care

Recording of a webinar presented by Dr Michal Boyd in association with Mobile Health: 'Caring for complex older people: tips, tricks and tales from the trenches'.

Kōrero mai empowers couple to voice concerns

NEWS: 19 May 2020, Patient Deterioration

When Angela felt her voice wasn’t being heard during her husband Geoff’s stay in Wellington Regional Hospital, the Kōrero mai service supported her to escalate her concerns about his deteriorating health.

Covid-19 and care homes: the myths and realities

NEWS: 19 May 2020, Aged Residential Care

New Zealanders need to remove the stigma from aged care homes and fund them properly, write University of Auckland experts Michal Boyd, Merryn Gott, Jackie Robinson and Aileen Collier.

COVID-19 clinical advice line for community health providers

NEWS: 14 May 2020, Other Topics

The Ministry of Health's National Telehealth Service has launched a COVID-19 clinical advice line for community health providers, including primary care, pharmacy, midwives and aged residential care providers.