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Perioperative harm grand rounds

NEWS: 1 Oct 2014, Surgery

The chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Perioperative Harm Advisory Group, Mr Ian Civil, with support from other advisory group members, has presented at hospital grand rounds throughout the country during the campaign.

Surgical Safety Checklist video released

NEWS: 19 May 2014, Open for better care

As part of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign, the Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a video on the use of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety check list.

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.

Ward 25 patients now in ‘Falls Aware Ward’

NEWS: 15 Nov 2013, Falls

Falls prevention is in the spotlight in Ward 25 at Palmerston North Hospital as patients, staff and visitors are asked to embrace a pilot project called Falls Aware Ward.

Vitamin D keeps elderly on their feet

NEWS: 26 Sep 2013, Falls

An article from the Manawatu Standard about a Feilding rest home, which has seen outstanding results after taking part in a vitamin D supplement programme to reduce falls by elderly residents.

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.

Vitamin D project helps prevent falls and saves health costs

NEWS: 8 Aug 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew says MidCentral District Health Board's (DHB’s) vitamin D project is a good example of how a simple intervention can improve lives and save health dollars.

Messages from our supporters

PUBLICATION: 24 Jul 2013, Open for better care

Messages from supporters of the Open for better care campaign.

Spotlight on the Central region

NEWS: 5 Jun 2013, Open for better care

Whanganui DHB Chief Executive and Central region patient safety steering group lead Julie Patterson says supporting the Open campaign is a priority for Central DHBs – Capital & Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Hutt Valley, MidCentral, Whanganui and Wairarapa.

Falls prevention in the spotlight

NEWS: 2 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the national focus the Health Quality & Safety Commission is bringing to highlight the harm caused by falls.