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World Hand Hygiene Day: Clean hands save lives

NEWS: 3 May 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May is an important reminder of the vital role hand hygiene plays in preventing harm to patients.

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.

April Falls 2013 national quiz

NEWS: 18 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is launching the inaugural April Falls quiz as part of ongoing activity for April Falls 2013.

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.

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).

Falls prevention in the spotlight

NEWS: 2 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the national focus the Health Quality & Safety Commission is bringing to highlight the harm caused by falls.

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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.

Surgeons welcome latest perioperative mortality report

NEWS: 28 Mar 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Press release from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, welcoming the release of the second Report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC).

Pilot sites chosen to survey surgical site infections

NEWS: 22 Feb 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Eight district health boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand will soon pilot an exciting new patient safety programme that aims to reduce surgical site infections.

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Serious and Sentinel Events 2011/12 Media Release

NEWS: 20 Nov 2012, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2011/12 report of serious and sentinel events (SSEs) in District Health Board hospitals. The report shows 360 SSEs were reported, 3 percent fewer than the 370 recorded in 2010/11