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Frustration As Inequities Continue To Impact Aotearoa New Zealand’s Perinatal Death Rates

Monday, 1 July 2024, 9:40 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Unaddressed inequities mean Aotearoa New Zealand’s perinatal death rates have remained static for 15 years. More >>

Quality Of Aotearoa NZ's Health Care System Affected By Turbulence Of Global Pandemic And Health System Transformation

Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 9:17 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

‘The health care system has undergone extensive change in the last few years, impacted by the global pandemic and the health system restructure,’ says Dr Peter Jansen, Tumuaki Chief Executive at Te Tāhū Hauora. More >>

Lalaga Card Game Weaving Conversations

Monday, 11 September 2023, 6:09 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Want to have honest, meaningful conversations packed with māfana (warmth) and mālie (humour) for connection? We are excited to announce the launch of Lalaga, a card game that revives and elevates the art of conversation. Lalaga developed by Torisse ... More >>

National Mortality Review Function Changes Will Better Address Inequities

Monday, 3 July 2023, 11:42 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Changes to the national mortality review function of Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission came into effect on 1 July 2023. The changes follow a 2021 review that recommended the replacement of five entities tasked with reviewing ... More >>

National Framework Explores A Different Approach To Health Care Harm In Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, 19 May 2023, 11:10 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new national framework designed to support the health and disability sector to mitigate and respond to health care harm in Aotearoa New Zealand has been released today by the National Collaborative for Restorative Initiatives in Health (the Collaborative). ... More >>

New Chief Executive For Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission

Friday, 21 April 2023, 9:06 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission has today announced the appointment of Dr Peter Jansen as its new chief executive. Acting board chair Rae Lamb says Dr Jansen has had a long and distinguished health career and the board ... More >>

Committee Recommends New System To Support Survivors Of Family Violence Homicide

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 9:12 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee is calling for an after-care system to support whānau affected by family violence homicide. The Committee’s eighth report, An ongoing duty to care | He tauwhiro haere te mahi, released today, shows that routine ... More >>

Updated National Adverse Events Policy Released

Friday, 10 February 2023, 9:55 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The updated national adverse events policy was today released to health sector providers ahead of implementation effective from 1 July 2023. The policy is reviewed every five years by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission). The ... More >>

New Data Shows It Is Safe To Have Surgery In Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 10:39 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee has released two new tools today, examining the safety of surgery in Aotearoa New Zealand and giving health care professionals access to highly detailed information about surgical outcomes. The perioperative ... More >>

Health Reforms A Chance To Improve Our Struggling Maternity Sector

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 9:44 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The latest report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Committee (the PMMRC), released today, paints a stark picture of the persisting inequities that exist within the maternity and neonatal sectors. The Fifteenth Annual Report of the Perinatal ... More >>

Health Quality & Safety Commission Chief Executive Stepping Down

Monday, 31 October 2022, 5:36 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The resignation of Dr Janice Wilson as Chief Executive of the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) was announced today by Commission Board Chair Dr Dale Bramley. Dr Wilson has led the Commission since its inception in 2010. ‘It ... More >>

Health Quality & Safety Commission Report Into COVID-19 Impacts Released

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 11:17 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) has today released part 2 of its investigation into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care services in Aotearoa New Zealand. A window on quality 2022: COVID-19 and impacts ... More >>

Changes Planned To Improve Aotearoa New Zealand’s Mortality Review Function

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 8:39 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A single national mortality review committee will be established next year, following an independent review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s mortality review function. Currently, the national mortality review function comprises five individual national mortality ... More >>

New Report Highlights Variation In The Management And Treatment Of Sepsis

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 9:36 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new report released today by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) highlights variation in the way sepsis is managed and monitored in New Zealand. Commission clinical lead in the infection prevention and control programme, ... More >>

Two Crucial Pillars Of The Consumer And Whānau Voice Framework Launched At Parliament

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 6:39 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The code of expectations for health entities’ engagement with consumers and whānau and the consumer health forum Aotearoa have both been launched at Parliament by Health Minister Hon Andrew Little. Dr Janice Wilson, Chief executive of the Health Quality ... More >>

Seventh Family Violence Deaths Report Highlights Agencies’ Duty Of Care

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 9:24 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The latest report on family violence deaths in Aotearoa New Zealand calls for government agencies to be more responsive to whānau and all aspects of their life and wellbeing. Released today, the Seventh report: A duty to care | Pūrongo tuawhitu: Me manaaki ... More >>

World Hand Hygiene Day Marks Ten Years Of The Hand Hygiene New Zealand Programme

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 10:19 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

As health workers across Aotearoa New Zealand celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day today, they are being recognised by the Health Quality & Safety Commission for their efforts in improving the rates of hand hygiene over the past decade. The Hand Hygiene ... More >>

Inaugural Point Prevalence Survey Provides Useful Insights Into Healthcare-associated Infections In Public Hospitals

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 10:02 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has today released the findings of the first national point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Aotearoa New Zealand which will help identify quality improvement opportunities ... More >>

New Report Challenges Health Services To Make Whakawhanaungatanga Central To The Care Of Māori After Major Trauma

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 6:18 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new report is calling for health services to ensure whakawhanaungatanga is central to the care and rehabilitation of Māori suffering traumatic injury. Whakawhanaungatanga is about making connections and relating to people in culturally appropriate ways. ... More >>

Report To Assist The Health Sector To Learn From The Experiences Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:02 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new report looking at the effects of COVID-19 on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system has been released today by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission). A window on quality 2021: COVID-19 and impacts on our broader health ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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