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Voucher win after Open booth

NEWS: 6 Sep 2013, Open for better care

MidCentral DHB infection prevention and control nurse Olive Ruby and husband Len enjoyed dinner at Palmerston North eatery The Gallery with the help of a restaurant voucher from the Open campaign.

Reducing harm from surgical site infections

NEWS: 23 Jul 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

Reducing harm from surgical site infections (SSIs) is the second topic of focus for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission’s) Open for better care campaign, and will be promoted from October 2013.

Health quality improvement scholarships awarded

NEWS: 5 Jul 2013, Open for better care

Associate Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated 16 health professionals who have won scholarships to take part in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s improvement advisor professional development programme.

Health quality improvement scholarships awarded

NEWS: 5 Jul 2013

Associate Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated 16 health professionals who have won scholarships to take part in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s improvement advisor professional development programme.

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.

CLAB Annual Report 2011/12

PUBLICATION: 14 Feb 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Annual report for the Target CLAB Zero project run by the Commission, in conjunction with Ko Awatea.

Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

NEWS: 16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

June issue of Target CLAB Zero newsletter now out

NEWS: 18 Jun 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Target CLAB Zero is a collaborative project that aims to reduce the rate of central line associated bacteraemia in intenisve care units to zero by 2013. This is the project's second newsletter.

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Congratulating efforts to improve hand hygiene

MEDIA RELEASE: 4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

As World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on Saturday 05 May, Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) congratulates District Health Boards and hospital-based healthcare workers throughout the country for working hard to improve hand hygiene practice.

Christchurch ICU achieves 100 CLAB Zero days

NEWS: 18 Apr 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Christchurch Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit has reached an important landmark in its campaign to reduce the number of central line associated bacteraemia (CLAB) infections to zero

Gillian Bohm on the health quality and safety 'journey'

NEWS: 25 Jan 2011, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The recent establishment of the Health Quality & Safety Commission is the latest step on the journey to ensure New Zealanders get the best possible healthcare. Principal Advisor Quality Improvement Gillian Bohm has been there from the start.