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April Falls update 2017

NEWS: 3 Apr 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

An update on April Falls, a national initiative to promote falls reduction in health care settings.

Open Book: Lessons learnt from reviewing patient falls (March 2017)

PUBLICATION: 29 Mar 2017, Adverse Events

Falls are one of the most common causes of injury to patients in hospital. This Open Book was written in collaboration with the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Harm from Falls programme. It summarises four falls events, review findings and r

Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care

MEDIA RELEASE: 2 Dec 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale.

Patient Safety Week a hit once again

NEWS: 25 Nov 2016, Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week has come and gone for another year and it was a huge success. The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with ACC, promoted the week.

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.

September 2016 'Focus on Falls' out now

NEWS: 1 Sep 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The September 2016 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.

Focus on Falls – Issue 5, September 2016

PUBLICATION: 1 Sep 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

Issue 5 of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people.

How leadership helps to reduce harm from falls

NEWS: 28 Apr 2016, Falls

Sandy Blake, director of nursing at Whanganui DHB with significant experience in patient safety, describes the role of clinical leadership in driving quality improvement in reducing harm from falls.

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Apr 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip is reducing. There were 64 falls in hospital leading to a broken hip in the 12 months to December 2015 – down from 95 in the baseline

Falls prevention starts in the home

MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Apr 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

As a month-long focus on preventing falls begins, one Upper Hutt resident is well aware of the campaign’s slogan: falls prevention is everyone’s business.