Taking time to talk and listen to patients to help prevent medication harm – like the medicine “triple whammy” putting thousands of Kiwis at risk of kidney damage – is the focus of Patient Safety Week.
Global warming has wider implications for not only the environment but our health and wellbeing, according to a just released Royal Society Te Aparangi expert report. The New Zealand Herald's science reporter Jamie Morton reports.
The care of an elderly man who was forced to wait four days for surgery on his broken hip and then deteriorated and died, has been criticised by the Health and Disability Commissioner.
A newborn faced having plastic surgery on her arm after failures in IV nursing care and a registrar over-prescribed IV fluids, a Health and Disability Commissioner inquiry has found.
Nurses' failure to call for a weekend review of a deteriorating mental health and addiction patient is one of the criticisms in a Mental Health Commissioner inquiry into the patient's death.