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Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths

MEDIA RELEASE: 23 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) ninth annual report shows there was one death for every 100 babies born in New Zealand in 2013.

Everyday courage, compassion and connection

EVENT: 19 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Attendees at the national 2015 Sands conference will have a unique opportunity to network and expand their knowledge about perinatal and infant loss.

$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care

NEWS: 26 Mar 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of experts.

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Eighth Annual Report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

PUBLICATION: 17 Jun 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This report provides an accurate estimate of the numbers and rates of perinatal and maternal deaths in New Zealand, describes the risk factors for such deaths, and attempts to identify where maternity and neonatal services might be focused.

Counties Manukau commended for report on maternity services

MEDIA RELEASE: 17 Feb 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has commended Counties Manukau Health for carrying out a report into women’s experiences of its maternity services.

Maternity records to go online

NEWS: 4 Feb 2014

This year the National Health IT Board will rollout a new online system, which will house New Zealanders' maternity health records and allow consumers to access their records online.

Atlas of Healthcare Variation steering group

NEWS: 9 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission produces the Atlas of Healthcare Variation to help public and private providers of health and disability services improve the safety and quality of their services.

Perinatal Mental Health Symposium

EVENT: 18 Oct 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal Mental Health NZ Trust have organised a three-day symposium for perinatal mental health policy makers and providers to explore the issues & hear about research, best practice and network.

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Seventh Annual Report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

PUBLICATION: 10 Jun 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This report provides an accurate estimate of the numbers and rates of perinatal and maternal deaths in New Zealand, describes the risk factors for such deaths, and attempts to identify where maternity and neonatal services might be focused.

Sue Matthews receives Queen's Birthday honours

NEWS: 10 Jun 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Sue Matthews on being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health, in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours.

$18 million extra to help mothers with post natal depression

NEWS: 29 May 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Media release from Hon Tony Ryall for Budget 2013: The Government is making a substantial investment in resources to help new mothers suffering with post natal depression and other mental illnesses.

NPSA Maternity Checklist

PUBLICATION: 3 Sep 2012, Safe Surgery NZ

The development of this checklist has been undertaken as a collaborative project between the NPSA and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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Commission launches New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation

NEWS: 29 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

The New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation is a new tool from the Commission for clinicians and users and providers of health services. It shows variation between the health care received by people in different geographical regions.