PUBLICATION: 10 Nov 2020, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
During COVID-19 restrictions in Aotearoa New Zealand, there are four important things maternity services can do to support women, outlined in this poster.
NEWS: 29 Apr 2020, Reducing Harm from Falls
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is helping bring an exercise programme for older people to TV screens around New Zealand as part of a new collaboration with TVNZ and partners across the health sector.
Many of us have been or are still on holiday enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation. Despite the horrors of the Whakaari/White Island tragedy, the Australian fires, disturbing world events and, on a more local front, reports of hospitals under pressure we carry on living our lives the best we can.
Developing an advanced care plan with their father helped a nurse, her family and health professionals meet his end-of-life wishes and care for him at home.
Wiki Haumaru Tūroro | Patient Safety Week 2019 focuses on understanding bias in health care. In this blog, Josie* shares her story, including the unconscious bias she has faced as...
NEWS: 17 May 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Associate Professor Sue Crengle says the Choosing Wisely approach has the potential to reduce, maintain or increase inequities – and deliberate consideration of equity is needed across all Choosing Wisely activities.
NEWS: 24 Apr 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 5–24 April 2019 is now available online.
PUBLICATION: 4 Apr 2019, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Brochures, posters and videos from the campaign Sleep on side when baby's inside.
NEWS: 26 Jun 2018, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Maternal death rates have significantly reduced for the first time since 2006, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) says.
PUBLICATION: 19 Feb 2018, Partners in Care
The experience of women who undergo an unplanned hysterectomy (removal of the womb) at the same time as birthing is a story that is not often told.
NEWS: 25 May 2017, Building Leadership & Capability
The latest recipient of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for leadership award is Picton Medical Centre GP, Dr Jessica Sterenborg.
EVENT: 26 Jun 2018, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Come along and learn about the latest perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity data and its implications for improving the quality and safety of care for mothers and babies in New Zealand.
MEDIA RELEASE: 2 Dec 2016, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
Around 3000 lives have been saved in the past 20 years because of efforts to prevent sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI).
NEWS: 25 Nov 2016, Partners in Care
Rose Russell was about to head off to Malaysia to deliver an academic writing course when she had a fall that drastically changed her plans.
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.
NEWS: 20 Apr 2016
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has spoken about the importance of having conversations with loved ones about what’s important to you at the end of life.
NEWS: 8 Dec 2015
Issue 47 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
NEWS: 4 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.
MEDIA RELEASE: 10 Dec 2014, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
Is the latch on the gate to your swimming pool working properly? Are there any parts of the fence small children might crawl under? Checking these and other aspects of a pool is one of the things New Zealanders can do to help children stay safe...