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The voice of whānau: communication is the most important thing

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In 1997 Courtenay’s five-month-old daughter contracted pneumococcal meningitis and ever since has lived with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, spastic quadriplegia and scoliosis. In 2012 Courtenay’s two-year-old son was diagnosed with autism.

Implementation of maternity early warning system underway

NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Patient Deterioration

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to congratulate Wairarapa, West Coast and Taranaki district health boards (DHBs) on implementing the national maternity early warning system (MEWS) hospital-wide in July and August.

Nudges to improve patient experience

NEWS: 19 Jul 2019, Partners in Care

Using insights from behavioural science, the Health Quality & Safety Commission worked with Ogilvy and Nelson Marlborough, Northland and Waikato district health boards (DHBs) to develop ‘nudges’ to respond to the lower-scoring areas of the national adult

Choosing Wisely must mean choosing equity

NEWS: 12 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A paper published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal says the Choosing Wisely campaign must ensure the message 'more is not necessarily better' does not inadvertently worsen the under-treatment for Māori and other groups.