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Now Is The Time To Take Heed Of Inequitable Mortality Rates Among New Zealand’s Children And Young People

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:06 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Mortality rates of Aotearoa New Zealand children and young people remain inequitably distributed and the lack in reduction of these rates is unacceptable. These are the findings of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (the CYMRC) in its 15th ... More >>

Lives saved through focus on patient deterioration

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 9:08 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A five-year patient deterioration programme funded by the Health Quality & Safety Commission has prevented a number of avoidable harms. More >>

Video Focuses On Healing And Learning From Health Care Harm

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 5:41 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new film, Pou hihiri, Pou o te aroha | Healing and learning from harm, features consumers, clinicians and researchers talking about the benefits of following a restorative approach after a harmful event occurs in health care. Restorative practice and hohou ... More >>

Who Would You Like To Speak For You If You Can’t?

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 12:00 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

If you have dementia, having an advance care plan means people will know your wishes, even if you can no longer tell them. An advance care plan is a way for people to think about, talk about and share what matters to them now in case they are unable ... More >>

‘Window’ On Pacific Peoples’ Health Calls For Urgent System Change

Monday, 5 July 2021, 6:08 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new report paints a stark picture of the health care challenges faced by Pacific peoples in New Zealand and calls for ambitious changes to the system to be made urgently. Bula Sautu: A window on quality 2021: Pacific health in the year of COVID-19 was ... More >>

Report Finds Inequities For Māori Following Major Trauma

Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:59 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is calling for district health boards (DHBs) to conduct an in-depth review into all cases of major trauma resulting in hospitalisation in Māori aged 15-18 years. The recommendation comes from the ... More >>

Call For More Wāhine Māori And Pacific Women For Health Leadership Positions

Monday, 8 March 2021, 12:16 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

On International Women’s Day, the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is highlighting the importance of having wāhine Māori and Pacific women in leadership positions to improve the quality, safety and equity of the health system. ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed To Address Ongoing Inequity In Maternity Sector

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 11:52 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Babies of Māori, Pacific and Indian mothers are still more likely than babies of New Zealand European mothers to die in pregnancy or within the first 28 days, the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) 14th report shows. There ... More >>

Patients Call For Same-day Appointments; Online Access To Information

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 10:00 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A recent survey about the impact of COVID-19 on people’s access to health care found nearly all patients wanted same-day appointments for urgent issues. The survey of approximately 25,000 people was carried out in June 2020 by the Health Quality ... More >>

Plan Helps Whānau Face An Uncertain Future

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:02 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Two months ago, Tahu Hikuroa (37) died of an aggressive brain tumour leaving his wife Jo and two young sons, Knox and Manaaki to carry on without him. As they navigated their way through numerous treatments over the last few years, they found that doing ... More >>

Annual Summary Of Adverse Events Data From 2019/20 Released

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:06 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The annual summary of adverse events data from 2019/20 has been released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Each year, serious health care adverse events are reported to the Commission by district health boards (DHBs) and other ... More >>

Cheaper, Better Access Needed For Long-Acting Contraception

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 6:18 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data highlights low use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domain on contraceptive use by women, released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Despite their ... More >>

Urgent Global Action Needed On The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 9:34 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial[1] medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action. Last year, antimicrobial resistance was named ... More >>

Director-General Among Those Thanking COVID Response Health Workers

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:32 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response. To mark ... More >>

SuMRC Response To Chief Coroner’s Release Of Provisional Suicide Statistics

Friday, 21 August 2020, 2:38 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SuMRC) welcomes the Chief Coroner’s annual report on provisional suicide statistics released today. The figures suggest an overall decrease in deaths by suicide in Aotearoa. 'We need to first acknowledge the people ... More >>

Commission Formalises Commitment To Accessible Information For Disabled People

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 2:09 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is the latest signatory of the government Accessibility Charter - a commitment to providing accessible information and online tools to all disabled people. The charter, launched by the Ministry of Social Development ... More >>

Family Violence Death Review Committee Welcomes Extra Funding For Violence Services

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:28 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of an extra $202 million to strengthen family and sexual violence services over the next four years, mainly delivered through the Ministry of Social Development. ... More >>

Flexible, Responsive Family Violence Services Needed During COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 1:47 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee is adding its voice to the calls to ensure flexible, responsive family violence services are provided during the COVID-19 crisis. The independent committee reviews and advises the Health Quality & Safety ... More >>

Learning from adverse events report

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:13 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Each year, health care adverse events are reported to the Commission by district health boards (DHBs) and other health care providers. The Commission works with these providers to encourage an open culture of reporting, to learn from what happened, ... More >>

Warning as health/social policy ignores Asian mental health

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:33 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Suicide Mortality Review Committee says health and social policy should not ignore Asian mental health. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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