The mental health and addiction sector is aware that the goal we have set of eliminating seclusion is ambitious. Internationally there is evidence that seclusion causes harm to those who receive it, and it is recognised as contravening basic human rights. Yet we know the practice still continues in many of our district health board in-patient units today.
NEWS: 9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care
Te Rina Ruru’s life changed the morning her brother Ray had a car accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury. She was 16 at the time and struggled to cope. Te Rina shared her story at the Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8–9 March.
NEWS: 4 Jan 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
Two new national projects are being introduced that will seek to improve the quality and safety of mental health and addiction services delivered nationwide.
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.
EVENT: 10 Jul 2016, Partners in Care
Seminar for consumers, family, carers and support staff of people who have suffered trauma or illness.
NEWS: 23 May 2016, Family Violence Death Review Committee
The Law Commission has released its final report on the legal response to victims of family violence who commit homicide.
NEWS: 20 Apr 2016
Once a champion cross-country skier, Janine’s life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck while training for the winter Olympics. Doctors expected that she would not survive her extensive injuries but her fighting spirit saw her not only surv
NEWS: 29 Feb 2016
Issue 48 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
EVENT: 19 May 2016
Midland Trauma System welcomes delegates to register for the Midland Trauma Symposium, 20 May 2016 (pre symposium workshop 19 May 2016), Claudelands Conference And Exhibition Centre, Hamilton.
NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.
EVENT: 1 May 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
Kids Trauma Conference is a major paediatric trauma multidisciplinary scientific and educational meeting for the year.
MEDIA RELEASE: 2 Jul 2014, Family Violence Death Review Committee
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes announcements about the trial of an intensive case management service for family violence victims at risk of serious harm or death.
NEWS: 21 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections
Clipping not shaving the surgical site is the third in a series of intervention guidelines developed by the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury district health boards.
NEWS: 9 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission produces the Atlas of Healthcare Variation to help public and private providers of health and disability services improve the safety and quality of their services.
NEWS: 8 Nov 2013, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has published information about the way district health boards (DHBs) are managing the treatment of major trauma-related injuries.
NEWS: 14 Sep 2012
Safekids News is the quarterly newsletter of Safekids New Zealand, focusing on issues and events on unintentional child injury prevention in New Zealand.
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.
EVENT: 1 Oct 2012
The eleventh world conference on injury prevention and safety promotion.
EVENT: 4 May 2012
Kids Trauma Conference 2012 is a multidisciplinary scientific and educational meeting for all workers in the fields of injury treatment, rehabilitation, research & prevention.