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Eminent surgeon to lead new trauma network

NEWS: 23 May 2012, National Trauma Network

Mr Ian Civil has been appointed Network Clinical Leader of a new Major Trauma National Clinical Network. The new network aims to ensure that the very best level of care is provided consistently across New Zealand to severely injured people.

Report looks at deadly impacts of alcohol on children and young people

MEDIA RELEASE: 7 Sep 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A new report highlights the strong contribution of alcohol to the dramatic increase in the rate of death by injury after the age of fifteen, with many young people becoming victims of their own drinking or the drinking of others.

Commission hosts workshops

NEWS: 15 May 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently hosted workshops on consumer engagement and reducing costs through quality improvement.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

MEDIA RELEASE: 11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

NEWS: 11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

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Clean hands save lives

NEWS: 4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

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Congratulating efforts to improve hand hygiene

MEDIA RELEASE: 4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

As World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on Saturday 05 May, Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) congratulates District Health Boards and hospital-based healthcare workers throughout the country for working hard to improve hand hygiene practice.

Clean hands save lives

MEDIA RELEASE: 4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

HIIRC Update Issue 16

NEWS: 19 Apr 2012

The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) website contains the latest New Zealand and overseas health news and information.

Christchurch ICU achieves 100 CLAB Zero days

NEWS: 18 Apr 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Christchurch Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit has reached an important landmark in its campaign to reduce the number of central line associated bacteraemia (CLAB) infections to zero

Care Rationing, Missed Care Seminar

EVENT: 16 May 2012

The Safe Staffing Healthy Workplaces Unit is offering a national symposium on the phenomenon of Care Rationing/Missed Care. The guest presenter is Dr Beatrice Kalisch, Professor Nursing, University of Michigan

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Health Literacy: From discussion to action conference

EVENT: 1 May 2012, Partners in Care

New Zealand's first conference focussing solely on health literacy. The conference has been organised by Workbase and includes keynote speaker Dr Rima Rudd from the Harvard School of Public Health.