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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 >>

New Report Highlights Impact Of 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown On Health Care Experience Of Disabled People

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 12:26 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) has today released a report on the health care experience of around 4,000 disabled people during last year’s COVID-19 lockdown. The health care experience of disabled people during ... More >>

First Report Of Its Kind Published On Experience Of Older Māori And Aged Residential Care

Monday, 6 December 2021, 9:16 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New research published today by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is the first of its kind to better understand, raise awareness of and start discussion about the quality of care for Māori and aged residential care (ARC). ... More >>

A Chance To Have Your Say On Health Services In Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 12:04 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) has launched a new health forum for consumers to have their perspectives reflected in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services. The forum will connect people with the health ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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