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Sharing experiences to learn

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We can learn a great deal from adaptations made by the health and disability sector during the COVID pandemic, and through learning, provide better, more equitable and accessible services and be better prepared for future challenges.

Focus on hand hygiene reduces norovirus outbreaks

NEWS: 28 Nov 2016, Infection Prevention & Control

In 2014 Waikato District Health Board (DHB) experienced two severe outbreaks of norovirus, a highly-infectious bug which can cause severe diahorrea and vomiting.

Open Book: Transmission of 'super-bug' in hospital (May 2016)

PUBLICATION: 20 May 2016, Adverse Events

This report alerts providers to key findings and actions following review of an outbreak of a multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) which affected five patients. The aim is to learn from the changes implemented after the event to prevent future similar eve

Patient safety: the rising star in clinical care

NEWS: 22 Oct 2012, Open for better care

Keynote address by Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, delivered to the 29th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Geneva Switzerland.

Patient safety: the rising star of clinical care

NEWS: 24 Oct 2012

This is the keynote address by Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, delivered to the 29th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Geneva Switzerland.