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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 >>

Stillbirths significantly reduced over last 10 years

Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:03 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The rate of stillbirths is reducing for Māori and NZ European mothers, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has found. More >>

Mental health services must address family violence response

Monday, 2 September 2019, 8:35 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) is calling for mental health and addiction services to act as allies for family violence victims. The FVDRC is an independent committee that reviews and advises the Health Quality & Safety Commission ... More >>

Report calls for action on inequities in NZ’s health system

Monday, 29 July 2019, 10:30 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system must understand and address inequities in how Māori and non-Māori access and receive health services, says a report released today. More >>

Cost is the main barrier to accessing health services

Friday, 26 July 2019, 10:11 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data from over 72,000 patients who responded to a survey about their experiences with New Zealand health services shows one in five reported not visiting a GP or nurse due to cost in the last 12 months. More >>

Commission proud to receive the Rainbow Tick

Monday, 17 June 2019, 4:03 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is proud to be the latest organisation to receive the Rainbow Tick - a sign that we welcome, understand and value sexual and gender diversity. More >>

Antibiotics prescribed to nearly half of GP patients

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:34 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data shows 49 percent of those who visited their GP in 2017 were dispensed at least one antibiotic. More >>

It’s Advance Care Planning Day - start your plan today!

Saturday, 6 April 2019, 2:53 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Today is Advance Care Planning Day and Kiwis are being encouraged to start planning for their future health and end-of-life care. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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