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Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021

NEWS: 2 Jun 2021, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021 on Friday 17 September continues. The focus for 2021 is maternal and newborn safety, aligning with the theme of the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Day.

Using health care services in the community

PUBLICATION: 1 Jun 2021, Partners in Care

This booklet is for people who are unfamiliar with community health care services. It includes tips on how to get the best from these services and is a general guide on what is available to you and what you can expect.

Adverse events reports for quarters 1, 2 and 3 of 2020/21 released

NEWS: 27 May 2021, Adverse Events

Each year the Health Quality & Safety Commission collects information about adverse events that occur in hospitals and other health care providers and reports on the findings. This is the data for quarter one, two and three of 2020/2021.

World Hand Hygiene Day: A reminder against complacency

NEWS: 5 May 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday 5 May is a reminder of the important role appropriate hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illnesses – from the flu to COVID-19.

Shared goals of care poster

PUBLICATION: 22 Apr 2021, Patient Deterioration

This poster describes the shared goals of care process for health care providers; it is available in two designs.

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Quality improvement scientific symposium 2021

EVENT: 17 Nov 2021, Building Leadership & Capability

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting its 7th annual scientific symposium for health care quality improvement practitioners.

Reflecting on consumer partnership this World Hemophilia Day

NEWS: 16 Apr 2021, Partners in Care

Saturday 17 April 2021 is World Hemophilia Day. Deon York, senior programme manager for the Commission’s consumer engagement programme, reflects on what the day represents and how it can encourage us to improve health and wellbeing for all in Aotearoa.

Report finds inequities for Māori following major trauma

NEWS: 19 Apr 2021, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is calling for district health boards (DHBs) to conduct an in-depth review into all cases of major trauma resulting in hospitalisation in Māori aged 15–18 years.

Using restorative approaches to heal and learn: Humanising harm

EVENT: 30 Jun 2021, Adverse Events

Have you observed or been affected by health care harm? For example, a complaint, adverse event, or conflict? Consider attending this hui to learn more about responding to health care harm using a restorative approach that embraces healing and learning.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare (Asia) 2021

EVENT: 25 Nov 2021, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Now taking place as a virtual conference, the International Forum Asia will showcase strategies from local experts and the international community, addressing regional needs and bringing the best of global learning to the region.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare (Europe) 2021

EVENT: 9 Jun 2021, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The virtual International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare Europe will take place 9–11 June. It will showcase internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

Lack of support a major hurdle when faced with a rare disease

NEWS: 25 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

Lack of awareness and support are two of the biggest hurdles faced by consumers and whānau affected by a rare disease, disorder or health condition. This Sunday 28 February is international Rare Disease Day which raises awareness for rare diseases.