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Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

NEWS: 21 Apr 2020, Advance Care Planning

Tahu Hikuroa has aggressive brain tumours that means his future is uncertain. But, having an advance care plan has helped Tahu and wife Jo to make some tough decisions and feel more in control about what lies ahead.

Serious Illness Conversation Guides training Q&A webinar

EVENT: 9 Apr 2020, talkingCOVID

The national Serious Illness Conversation Guide training team will be available as a panel to answer questions from clinicians about the Serious Illness Conversation Guides and the training on the talkingCOVID webpage.

Worried about COVID-19? In uncertain times it's good to make a plan

NEWS: 30 Mar 2020, Advance Care Planning

Aotearoa is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an unsettling time, and it is natural for people to be anxious. However, it is also an opportunity for people to plan for a scenario where they may become suddenly unwell.

Advance Care Planning Day postponed

NEWS: 19 Mar 2020, Advance Care Planning

In light of the rapidly developing and changing situation with COVID-19, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is postponing Advance Care Planning Day until later in the year. The day was to be held on Friday 3 April.

Aotearoa serious illness conversation guide

PUBLICATION: 6 Mar 2020, Advance Care Planning

This document forms part of the serious illness conversation guide Aotearoa. It is a guide for clinicians about how to have conversations with their patients and whānau about serious illnesses.

Learning from adverse events report 2018/19

PUBLICATION: 21 Nov 2019, Adverse Events

This is the annual learning from adverse events report for 2018/19, published by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The report covers adverse events reported by New Zealand's 20 district health boards (DHBs) and other providers.

Reducing trauma deaths focus of new partnership

NEWS: 9 Apr 2019, National Trauma Network

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with ACC and the Major Trauma National Clinical Network, with a focus on reducing trauma deaths. The main cause of major trauma is road traffic crashes and falls, followed by assaults.