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zero seclusion teamwork
Zero seclusion: It’s about teamwork


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.

The ripple effect

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.

Seminar: Grieving for the living

EVENT: 10 Jul 2016, Partners in Care

Seminar for consumers, family, carers and support staff of people who have suffered trauma or illness.

Midland region trauma symposium

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.

New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

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.

Reducing surgical site infection: Preoperative hair removal

NEWS: 21 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections

Clipping not shaving the surgical site is the third in a series of intervention guidelines[1] developed by the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury district health boards.

Atlas of Healthcare Variation steering group

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.

Latest trauma management information published

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.

Safekids News September issue out now

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.

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.

Kids Trauma Conference

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.