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Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 Oct 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety

Paper shows people are not receiving adequate treatment for gout

NEWS: 17 Oct 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has examined treatments for gout in New Zealand and found only 23 percent of gout patients considered to require regular treatment were being treated according to best practice.

West Coast leads Australasia in systemic fight against infections

NEWS: 8 Aug 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

In a first for Australasia, the West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is using software in both its hospitals and general practices that could help identify any superbug outbreaks and will track resistance to antibiotics.

Hospital patients asked for feedback

NEWS: 4 Aug 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is welcoming a new survey system which will ask hospital patients for their feedback.

POMRC workshop brings data to life

NEWS: 8 May 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Two distinguished international speakers, an interactive hypothetical case study, and a doctor’s perspective on being a patient will be among the highlights of the annual POMRC workshop.

Waikato doctor receives top national prize

NEWS: 22 Apr 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Dr Deborah Harris’ thesis on neonatal hypoglycaemia has received a University of Auckland’s Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in 2013.

Have you got your Health Passport yet?

NEWS: 3 Apr 2014, Partners in Care

Health passports contain information you want people to know about the way you communicate and like to be supported. This may include details regarding allergies, general disability-related information, or your preferred method of communication.

Whanganui DHB highlights the importance of Vitamin D

NEWS: 19 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

As part of April Falls month, the Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is putting the spotlight on Vitamin D, how it can help to reduce harm from falls, what the risks are for those who don’t get enough and the best sources of Vitamin D.

Physios welcome falls prevention focus

NEWS: 4 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Media release from Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ), who are welcoming a national focus on falls prevention by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Focus on quality highlighted at GP symposium

NEWS: 3 Apr 2013

In this article from NZ Doctor, providing quality medical services is about focusing on value-based decision making and on what matters to patients, Professor Alan Merry has told GPs.

WDHB standing right behind April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Preventing falls in the community and in hospital is everyone’s business. And that’s the message of the April Falls promotion getting underway today at Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB).

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Falls prevention is everyone's business

NEWS: 5 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.