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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, Health Quality & Safety Commission

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.

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

EVENT: 9 May 2019, Advance Care Planning

In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on Thursday 9 May 2019.

Learning from adverse events report 2017–18

PUBLICATION: 7 Dec 2018, Adverse Events

This is the annual learning from adverse events report for 2017–18, 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.

Patient story: Mum was a glowing light

NEWS: 14 Aug 2018, Advance Care Planning

Sue Limmer experienced mental illness for more than 10 years. In this video her daughter, Annalee, talks her mum's advance care plan and how helpful it was for her family in Sue's final days and weeks.

Second quality improvement facilitator course begins in July

NEWS: 27 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The second cohort of health professionals is about to begin the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator course.

Tackling skin infections in a Pacific population

NEWS: 22 Jun 2018, Primary Care

The Fono Health and Social Services in West Auckland is one of the six successful initiatives supported by the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Whakakotahi 2018 project.

Report calls for hip fracture surgery within 48 hours

NEWS: 22 Jun 2018, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Offering surgery to people with hip fractures within 48 hours could lead to fewer deaths, a report by the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found.