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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.

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.

Bias in health care can lead to poor outcomes

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Wiki Haumaru Tūroro | Patient Safety Week 2019 focuses on understanding bias in health care. In this blog, Josie* shares her story, including the unconscious bias she has faced as...

Disability rights guides

PUBLICATION: 31 May 2019, Partners in Care

These guides from the Office of the Ombudsman, aim to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities. They also provide useful information to the broader community about how to ensure persons with disabilities are actively engaged in society.

Just and fair culture

PUBLICATION: 14 Mar 2019, Medication Safety

This training video illustrates the principles of a just and fair culture; in a just culture, people feel safe and secure to speak up when an error occurs.

School kids get the message about antibiotics

NEWS: 5 Nov 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Antibiotics are not always the answer. That’s the message from 12-year-old Libby Thompson from Cust School in Rangiora, winner of the 2018 national antibiotic awareness poster competition.

Lunchtime seminar: social entrapment

EVENT: 20 Sep 2018, Family Violence Death Review Committee

Social entrapment: A realistic understanding of the criminal offending of primary victims of intimate partner violence.

Hand hygiene patient stories

PUBLICATION: 2 Apr 2018, Infection Prevention & Control

Hand Hygiene New Zealand promotional resource: Patient stories.

Amelia's story: an infection could be devastating

PUBLICATION: 28 Mar 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

As a fit and active 16 year old, Amelia didn’t think that the pain in her arm would be caused by anything other than her strenuous dance training.

Pressure injuries: Danny's story

PUBLICATION: 17 Mar 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 1999, Danny was a forestry worker, when a rotten tree behind where he was working fell on him.

Pressure injuries: Rangi's story

PUBLICATION: 9 Dec 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

Rangi is a 41-year-old Māori man who has been tetraplegic for 20 years. He is very aware of the dangers of pressure injuries and is proactive in every way to prevent them from occurring. Nevertheless, they sometimes develop and require treatment.

Pressure injuries: John’s story

PUBLICATION: 12 Aug 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

John, a widower of 71 and recently retired, was admitted to hospital with an ischaemic leg, and developed a pressure injury.

Commission supports World Osteoporosis Day

NEWS: 13 Oct 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission supports the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October 2016, as part of its ongoing commitment to an integrated approach to falls and fracture management in New Zealand.