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Pilot sites chosen to survey surgical site infections

NEWS: 22 Feb 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Eight district health boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand will soon pilot an exciting new patient safety programme that aims to reduce surgical site infections.

Staying alive after surgery

EVENT: 13 Jun 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Inaugural workshop of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee.

Patient safety: the rising star of clinical care

NEWS: 24 Oct 2012

This is the keynote address by Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, delivered to the 29th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Geneva Switzerland.

HIIRC June 2012 Update

NEWS: 28 Jun 2012

The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) website contains the latest New Zealand and overseas health news and information.

The latest news from Health Quality Evaluation programme

NEWS: 19 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

An update from the Commission's Health Quality Evaluation programme, including information on the forthcoming atlas of healthcare variation and the latest news on the health quality and safety indicators and quality and safety markers.

Eminent surgeon to lead new trauma network

NEWS: 23 May 2012, National Trauma Network

Mr Ian Civil has been appointed Network Clinical Leader of a new Major Trauma National Clinical Network. The new network aims to ensure that the very best level of care is provided consistently across New Zealand to severely injured people.

Perioperative mortality review report welcomed

NEWS: 20 Feb 2012, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) welcomes today’s (February 15) release of the inaugural report from New Zealand’s Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC)

First steps towards national post-surgery mortality review system

NEWS: 6 Mar 2012, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Having a better understanding of deaths that occur in the days and weeks following surgery and anaesthesia will help reduce harm to patients, says the Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Notifying urgent after-hours laboratory results - Whanganui DHB

NEWS: 13 Jan 2011, Adverse Events

Whanganui DHB has implemented a process for notifying urgent after-hours laboratory results for patients who are not in hospital – that is, those patients who have been to the emergency department, had day surgery, or are outpatients.