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Advance care planning update

NEWS: 24 Jul 2020, ACP information for consumers

Now more than ever it is important to encourage people to start an advance care plan and think about their future health and wellbeing. Many ACP staff who were seconded to help with the COVID-19 pandemic are coming back into their ACP roles.

Think twice about that medical test or treatment this summer

NEWS: 16 Jan 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Summer in New Zealand is about days at the beach, the sound of cicadas and the smell of melting tar. But for some people it can also be synonymous with having skin rashes and sore knees and backs from gardening or backyard cricket; not to mention tennis..

Safety checks for swimming pools help prevent drowning

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...

Keeping babies and children safe over summer

NEWS: 20 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

As people gather with families and friends or head off to the beach this summer, there’s a reminder to take extra care with the safety of babies and young children.