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Nurses on the front line of quality improvement

NEWS: 12 May 2015

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says nurses are well placed to serve on the front line of quality improvement, following in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, who was born 195 years ago today.

Health care needs one giant leap

NEWS: 5 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

James Bagian is more qualified than most to comment on near misses. The former NASA astronaut, who completed two missions and logged more than 300 hours of space-flight, almost never made it off the ground.

Open gains its first South Island private provider

NEWS: 20 Dec 2013, Open for better care

Mercy Hospital in Dunedin has become the first private provider in the South Island to pledge support for the Open for better care national patient safety campaign.

Patient safety remains Waikato DHB's top priority

NEWS: 21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

Three patient safety initiatives at Waikato District Health Board (DHB) and a number of other programmes underway to address quality issues in its hospitals are evidence of a healthcare organisation sincere about putting patients first, say the DHB’s two

Serious Adverse Events Report 2012–13

NEWS: 21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2012–13 report of serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs) and other health providers.

Public to have more say on hospital care

NEWS: 22 Oct 2013

Patients will soon be able to provide more feedback on the care they receive in public hospitals, as part of the government’s drive to improve the quality of health services.

Release of Serious Adverse Events Report

NEWS: 26 Sep 2013, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Associate Health Minsters Hon Jo Goodhew and Hon Todd McClay have welcomed today’s release of a report on serious adverse events in the mental health and addiction service sector.

Workshop with Robert Francis, QC

EVENT: 14 Oct 2013

On Monday 14 October 2013 Robert Francis QC will be in Wellington to discuss the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry report.

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Workshop with Robert Francis

NEWS: 12 Aug 2013

On Monday 14 October 2013 (9am – 4pm) Robert Francis QC will be in Wellington to discuss the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry report.

Doctors 'open' to better care

NEWS: 17 Jul 2013, Open for better care

Collective “openness” is the word on the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s lips as they get behind the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest initiative.

World Hand Hygiene Day: Clean hands save lives

NEWS: 3 May 2013, Infection Prevention & Control

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May is an important reminder of the vital role hand hygiene plays in preventing harm to patients.