NEWS: 26 Jun 2018, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Maternal death rates have significantly reduced for the first time since 2006, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) says.
MEDIA RELEASE: 2 May 2018, Infection Prevention & Control
Health sector media release for World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May
NEWS: 5 Apr 2018, ACP information for consumers
Today, Thursday 5 April 2018 is national Advance Care Planning Day. Arthur Te Anini spoke to the NZ Herald about advance care planning and why it is important to him.
NEWS: 5 Nov 2015, ACP information for consumers
A Sydney geriatrician-in-training talks about why everybody should know the dying wishes of their loved ones.
PUBLICATION: 30 Nov 2017, Patient Deterioration
This workshop was a first step towards understanding current issues and developing a national approach for shared goals of care for New Zealand.
EVENT: 26 Oct 2017, Patient Deterioration
A free, interactive workshop to explore current practice and identify clinical issues where work is needed
NEWS: 22 Jun 2017
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 25 May–22 June 2017 is now available online.
NEWS: 13 Jun 2017, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
The rate of babies dying shortly before or after birth (perinatal mortality) is now the lowest since reporting began in New Zealand.
NEWS: 1 Jun 2017, Health Quality Intelligence
The latest snapshot of the quality of New Zealand’s health care, published today, shows continuing improvements, but also highlights ongoing inequity in treatment.
NEWS: 10 May 2017, Other Topics
The Ministry of Health’s Te Ara Whakapiri, principles and guidance for the last days of life (2015) has been updated to include a toolkit.
NEWS: 11 Jan 2017
Presentations from the speakers at the November 2016 national advance care planning forum.
NEWS: 20 Dec 2016
Over 250 people attended the first ever national advance care planning forum and public evening event, held at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland.
NEWS: 8 Nov 2016, Patient Safety Week
Sparking up a conversation about end-of-life care is hard to do.
NEWS: 17 Oct 2016
Issue 56 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
NEWS: 14 Oct 2016
Conversations about death and dying are important for everyone to have, says Dr Will Cairns, statewide clinical lead for end-of-life care and palliative care specialist in Queensland, Australia.
EVENT: 28 Nov 2016
The advance care planning public forum is a light-hearted look at a serious topic. You will learn more about making an advance care plan and go away with all you need to make your own plan.
NEWS: 6 Sep 2016
Issue 54 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
NEWS: 5 Sep 2016
If you’re planning on going to the first national Advance Care Planning (ACP) forum Lifting the lid on death and dying in November, why not submit a poster too?
NEWS: 1 Sep 2016
New Zealand’s first national advance care planning forum is taking place on 28 and 29 November 2016 at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland.
NEWS: 13 Jul 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls
An investment of $30.5 million over four years by ACC, to support new and existing initiatives aimed at preventing falls and resulting injuries, has been welcomed by ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry.
MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Jun 2016, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee
The latest report from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found that there is a slightly greater likelihood that people will die following surgery, if that surgery is carried out in the weekend.
NEWS: 20 Apr 2016
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has spoken about the importance of having conversations with loved ones about what’s important to you at the end of life.