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Survey shows surgical teams working well together

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 Dec 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission) Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken.

Infection prevention – spread the word, not the germs!

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Oct 2015, Infection Prevention & Control

As International Infection Prevention Week begins, the Health Quality & Safety Commission says better hand hygiene habits are now embedded in New Zealand hospitals.

Think VTE this World Thrombosis Day

NEWS: 13 Oct 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

Haematologists at Auckland DHB are joining global health leaders to raise awareness of one of the world’s most preventable hospital deaths.

No place for bullying in New Zealand’s health system

NEWS: 15 Sep 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is disturbed by the findings of an investigation into workplace bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination among surgeons and trainees in New Zealand and Australia

Preventing VTE


The Safe Surgery NZ programme is working to raise awareness of VTE, the importance of assessing risk of VTE and acting on the findings of that assessment.

Surgical teamwork and communication


The Safe Surgery NZ programme aims to reduce harm from surgery by encouraging teams to consistently apply evidence-based practices and safety checks to all patients and improve teamwork and communication.

Registration open for the annual POMRC workshop [CLOSED]

NEWS: 21 Apr 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Registration is open for the annual workshop of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee, (POMRC) to be held on 15 June 2015 at the Heritage Hotel in Auckland.