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Healthpages

PUBLICATION: 31 Jan 2012

Healthpages is an online reference resource for health care consumers. The site features health news and events, information on health conditions as well as a comprehensive directory of health and well-being services.

Closing the gap: The Safe Childbirth Checklist from WHO

NEWS: 4 Feb 2011, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Global figures indicate that a majority of high-risk countries have achieved insufficient progress towards reducing child mortality rates and reducing the maternal mortality ratio, according to a recently released report.

Landmark report on patients' wishes at end of life released

NEWS: 23 Mar 2011, Partners in Care

The Massachusetts Expert Panel on End-of-Life Care recently released a landmark report, Patient-Centered Care and Human Mortality: The Urgency of Health System Reforms to Ensure Respect for Patients' Wishes and Accountability for Excellence in Care.

World Hand Hygiene Day - Clean Hands Save Lives

NEWS: 5 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says World Hand Hygiene Day is a timely reminder of the importance of clean hands in combating healthcare-acquired infections.

Nurses key to health quality and safety

NEWS: 11 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

Nurses are at the forefront of quality and safety issues in health care settings, and are quality improvement leaders within the clinical team, says Dr Janice Wilson, Chief Executive of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Beverley Johnson forums and workshop

NEWS: 23 Aug 2011, Partners in Care

Beverley Johnson, who heads the Board of the Institute of Patient and Family Centred Care in the United States, is coming to New Zealand in October. She will be involved in two types of events - quality forums, and a workshop on consumer engagement.

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Making New Zealand Hospitals Safer

NEWS: 17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events

The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).