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Dr Frances Healey shares latest falls prevention research

NEWS: 2 May 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Leading British patient safety advocate and researcher Dr Frances Healey has held workshops around New Zealand to share knowledge about reducing harm from falls with people in the health and disability sector.

What is everyone learning?

PUBLICATION: 1 Aug 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Information about the new Reducing Harm from Falls programme newsletter.

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Medication Safety Watch - Issue 8, November 2013

PUBLICATION: 12 Nov 2013, Medication Safety

Issue 8 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Video: Preventing falls in an aged residential care facility

PUBLICATION: 29 Aug 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

A significant number of falls occur in rest homes each year. This video looks at how one aged residential care facility, Mercy Parklands in Auckland, is working with residents and their families to prevent falls.

Vitamin D project helps prevent falls and saves health costs

NEWS: 8 Aug 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew says MidCentral District Health Board's (DHB’s) vitamin D project is a good example of how a simple intervention can improve lives and save health dollars.

Health quality improvement scholarships awarded

NEWS: 5 Jul 2013

Associate Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated 16 health professionals who have won scholarships to take part in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s improvement advisor professional development programme.

$18 million extra to help mothers with post natal depression

NEWS: 29 May 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Media release from Hon Tony Ryall for Budget 2013: The Government is making a substantial investment in resources to help new mothers suffering with post natal depression and other mental illnesses.

Falls prevention in the spotlight

NEWS: 2 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the national focus the Health Quality & Safety Commission is bringing to highlight the harm caused by falls.

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Falls prevention is everyone's business

NEWS: 5 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.