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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.

Palace of Care – Farewell to Perlin Soong

NEWS: 11 Dec 2020, ACP information for consumers

Dr James Jap is a palliative care specialist working in Auckland. In his blog, originally published on Palliverse, he shares the story of Perlin Soong, a 32-year-old with metastatic cancer.

Webinar: Men who use violence

PUBLICATION: 14 May 2020, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee held a webinar in partnership with the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse to present the findings of the FVRDC Sixth Report 'Men who use violence'.

Future Healthcare Facilities

EVENT: 22 May 2017

Designing and maintaining future facilities for first-class healthcare outcomes, featuring an address from the Ministry of Health about forecasting future healthcare facilities for the future of New Zealand.

Waikato DHB's success with frontline ownership

NEWS: 20 Sep 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

Frontline ownership (FLO) is giving staff at Waikato District Health Board (DHB) a new way of improving patient care, and they are loving every minute of it.

Falls prevention toolkit for clinicians aids integrated approach

NEWS: 7 Sep 2015, Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in association with bpacnz, has developed the Stay Independent Falls Prevention Toolkit for Clinicians and the Ask, assess, act pocketcard to aid primary care teams in assessment of an individual's risk of falling.

Hand Hygiene New Zealand quality improvement workshop

EVENT: 12 Jun 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Front-line ownership of quality improvement initiatives, innovation, and sustainability are some of the key topics that will be addressed at the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) quality improvement workshop in Wellington on 12 and 13 June 2014.

Music video spreads the word on falls prevention

NEWS: 27 Mar 2014, Falls

There can’t be many hospital wards where health care workers start their shift with a dance practice, but that’s how the working day begins for staff at Whangarei Hospital’s stroke unit and rehabilitation ward.

West Coast DHB to promote Open for better care

NEWS: 6 Nov 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is hosting a stand promote Open for better care and give people a chance to ask questions or discuss their ideas with friendly and knowledgable staff from both the DHB and the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Unsafe naming, labelling and packaging of medicines

NEWS: 4 Nov 2013, Medication Safety

The International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) recognises unsafe medicines naming, labelling and packaging as an ongoing global threat to patient safety which requires a collaborative approach.

Project reduces infections in Hawke’s Bay Hospital

NEWS: 11 Apr 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated Hawke’s Bay District Health Board for its participation in a quality and safety project that has reduced bloodstream infections in hospitals.

Public Health Association Conference 2012

EVENT: 3 Sep 2012

The Public Health Association of New Zealand is excited to invite you to its 2012 conference: Equity from the start – valuing our children, to be held 3-5 September in Wellington.