Health Safety and Quality Commission
The Commission has taken over many of the functions of the former Quality Improvement Committee and will be formally established in legislation by the Government on 1 December 2010.
Quality and safety improvements will mean fewer people harmed, more lives saved, and financial savings within the sector.
- Their vision is a world-class and patient-centred health care and disability support system in New Zealand. It’s about doing the right thing – and doing it right.
- Their priority is to reduce patient harm from healthcare associated infections, surgery, medication and falls.
- Their programme areas include medication safety, infection prevention and control, adverse events, reducing harm from falls, health quality evaluation, consumer engagement, reducing perioperative harm and mortality review.