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COVID-19 – the slayer of connection

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Advance care planning has the potential to build bridges between you and your health care team at a time when COVID-19 is destroying them.

Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021

NEWS: 2 Jun 2021, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021 on Friday 17 September continues. The focus for 2021 is maternal and newborn safety, aligning with the theme of the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Day.

About Choosing Wisely

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This page share information about the origins and aims of the Choosing Wisely campaign as well as frequently asked questions.

Using restorative approaches to heal and learn: Humanising harm

EVENT: 26 Jul 2022, Adverse Events

Have you observed or been affected by health care harm? For example, a complaint, adverse event, or conflict? Consider attending this hui to learn more about responding to health care harm using a restorative approach that embraces healing and learning.

PMMRC webinar: Doing things differently

EVENT: 23 Feb 2021, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This webinar presents perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity data from the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s 14th Annual Report.

District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

NEWS: 2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

COVID-19 clinical advice line for community health providers

NEWS: 14 May 2020, Other Topics

The Ministry of Health's National Telehealth Service has launched a COVID-19 clinical advice line for community health providers, including primary care, pharmacy, midwives and aged residential care providers.

Webinar: Coronavirus infections among health care workers

EVENT: 13 May 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

A webinar from the World Health Organization about coronavirus infections among health care workers: what we know about COVID-19 and what we have learned from other outbreaks.

Reshaping the rules at Hutt Valley DHB

NEWS: 24 Jul 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Staff at Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) are being encouraged to speak up if they think an aspect of patient care isn’t working, or is unnecessary, and suggest a better approach.

Culture Survey 2017

NEWS: 26 Jul 2017, Health Quality Intelligence

In the spirit of learning more about what we can do to improve clinical leadership and the safety culture, DHBs are partnering with the University of Otago and the Health Quality & Safety Commission to survey health professional staff.