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Making mental health a priority during Mental Health Awareness Week

NEWS: 11 Oct 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme organised several activities to acknowledge and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (23–29 September).

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Pressure injuries: Danny's story

PUBLICATION: 17 Mar 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 1999, Danny was a forestry worker, when a rotten tree behind where he was working fell on him.

Pressure injuries: John’s story

PUBLICATION: 12 Aug 2016, Pressure Injury Prevention

John, a widower of 71 and recently retired, was admitted to hospital with an ischaemic leg, and developed a pressure injury.

Mental health workshop with Lord Victor Adebowale

EVENT: 22 Nov 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Lord Victor Adebowale, CBE, Chief Executive of the health and social care organisation Turning Point* will be speaking at a workshop for mental health consumer representatives and service providers. Attendance is free.

Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care

MEDIA RELEASE: 2 Dec 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale.

Falls prevention starts in the home

MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Apr 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

As a month-long focus on preventing falls begins, one Upper Hutt resident is well aware of the campaign’s slogan: falls prevention is everyone’s business.

Agencies need to change response to family violence

MEDIA RELEASE: 25 Feb 2016, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) says agencies must take more responsibility for the safety of family violence victims, rather than expecting victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners.

Workshop with Associate Professor Jeanne M. Huddleston

EVENT: 22 Mar 2016, Other Topics

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with the Health Roundtable, will host Jeanne Huddleston from the Mayo Clinic to deliver a full day interactive workshop on improving reliability of systems to detect and rescue deteriorating patients.