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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.

New areas allow greater understanding of perioperative harm

NEWS: 15 Jun 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The fourth report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee covering the period from 2008-2012 includes several new areas: coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA), bariatric surgery and severe post

Atul Gawande makes the case for bananas, cocktails and cookies

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

‘Give them the damned banana!’ was internationally renowned health writer and thinker Dr Atul Gawande’s message to aged residential care homes where safety concerns dominate at the expense of residents’ quality of life.

Conversations we're dying to avoid

NEWS: 24 Apr 2015

It's a conversation many would rather avoid, but planning for end-of-life care is one chat to have before it's too late.

Video: David Galler talks about his mother's end of life care

PUBLICATION: 29 Aug 2014, Health Quality & Safety Commission

In this video, intensive care specialist David Galler talks about how he and his family worked with health care professionals to honour the wishes of his mother, Zofia Galler, at the end of her life.

Report reveals surgical death rates

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 Jun 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.

Partners in Care presenters on working with consumers and co-design

NEWS: 28 Apr 2014, Partners in Care

On 14 April 2014, the Health Quality & Safety Commission hosted the Partners in Care: Show and tell symposium. The day was an opportunity for providers and consumers from across health and disability services to share their expertise and knowledge.

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Report sheds light on surgery-related deaths

NEWS: 27 Mar 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

A new report out today sheds light on the death rates from four areas of surgery and anaesthesia, and recommends improvements to the way patients are assessed for risk.

International conference hears many sudden infant deaths preventable

NEWS: 24 Oct 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

This article provides knowledge and insights into sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) from a conference in the United States recently, attended by New Zealand child mortality experts and international specialists.