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Report shows fewer child and youth deaths

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Jun 2016, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

New figures from the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) show deaths of children and young people continue to decline. In 2014, 488 children and young people aged 28 days to 24 years died, compared with 620 deaths in 2010.

FVDRC welcomes announcement of Integrated Safety Response model

MEDIA RELEASE: 13 Apr 2016, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes the opportunities the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) model, announced today, brings to help protect victims of family violence.

Agencies need to change response to family violence

MEDIA RELEASE: 25 Feb 2016, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) says agencies must take more responsibility for the safety of family violence victims, rather than expecting victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners.

PMMRC welcomes focus on preventable stillbirths

NEWS: 9 Feb 2016, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) is welcoming a new series, published by UK medical journal Lancet, focusing on preventable stillbirths.

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.

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.

Webinar panel debate 30 October: Polypharmacy in older people

NEWS: 12 Oct 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

Following the August 2015 update of the polypharmacy in older people domain of the Atlas of Healthcare Variation, the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Atlas Steering Group are hosting a panel debate on the topic.

Waikato DHB consumer engagement update

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Much has been happening within the consumer engagement agenda at Waikato District Health Board (DHB). The following snippets highlight just some of the work over recent months.

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.