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New film focuses on healing and learning from health care harm

NEWS: 14 Sep 2021, Adverse Events

A new film, Pou hihiri, Pou o te aroha | Healing and learning from harm, features consumers, clinicians and researchers talking about the benefits of following a restorative approach after a harmful event occurs in health care.

Successful Safe Surgery NZ programme finishes

NEWS: 12 Aug 2021, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission-led Safe Surgery NZ programme, which has greatly improved the way surgical operations are performed in Aotearoa New Zealand, finished in July 2021. This article looks at the achievements of the programme.

World Hand Hygiene Day: A reminder against complacency

NEWS: 5 May 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday 5 May is a reminder of the important role appropriate hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illnesses – from the flu to COVID-19.

Using restorative approaches to heal and learn: Humanising harm

EVENT: 24 Mar 2022, Adverse Events

Have you observed or been affected by health care harm? For example, a complaint, adverse event, or conflict? Consider attending this hui to learn more about responding to health care harm using a restorative approach that embraces healing and learning.

Stay safe from infection

PUBLICATION: 25 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

This short video explains what you and your family and whānau can do to prevent an infection developing in your wound when you have surgery.

Orthopaedic data collection made simpler

NEWS: 9 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has approved an option for district health boards to transition to ‘light surveillance’ for the orthopaedic surgical site infection improvement programme.