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Mental health fono spotlights high seclusion rates for Pacific peoples

NEWS: 8 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The high numbers of Pacific mental health and addiction (MHA) consumers who experience seclusion in district health board (DHB) MHA in-patient services was one of the drivers behind a national Pacific health fono held during May.

Going Dutch: what the Netherlands health care study group learned

NEWS: 6 Jun 2018, Aged Residential Care

A small group of New Zealand health professionals recently participated in a study tour to the Netherlands, hosted by CareMetric principal Jan Weststrate. The group visited hospitals, health care agencies (regulatory and quality improvement), aged care...

Hand hygiene do no harm poster

PUBLICATION: 2 Apr 2018, Infection Prevention & Control

Hand Hygiene New Zealand promotional resource: Do no harm poster.

An unexpected pressure injury

NEWS: 11 May 2018, Pressure Injury Prevention

Kate shares her story of getting an unexpected pressure injury following the birth of her baby.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting...

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

National event marks ‘the beginning of the end’ for seclusion

NEWS: 28 Mar 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Stakeholders from across the country joined the Commission and Te Pou this month, to begin the important work of the national collaborative Zero Seclusion: towards the elimination of seclusion by 2020.

The ripple effect

NEWS: 9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Te Rina Ruru’s life changed the morning her brother Ray had a car accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury. She was 16 at the time and struggled to cope. Te Rina shared her story at the Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8–9 March.

New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions

NEWS: 22 Feb 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Council of Medical Colleges says a new study that found hundreds of thousands of patients in the US state of Washington received unnecessary tests, procedures and treatments is further endorsement of New Zealand’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

Choosing Wisely forum announced

NEWS: 14 Dec 2017, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Council of Medical Colleges is running a forum in Wellington for those already using Choosing Wisely in their practice, and those who would like to but don’t quite know where to start.

Open4Results – December 2017

PUBLICATION: 14 Dec 2017, Health Quality Intelligence

Open4Results is a six-monthly report on the harm prevented, and money saved, in areas the Health Quality & Safety Commission focuses on or raises awareness about.