Safe Surgery was a national programme led by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and focused on making surgery safer for patients by working to improve teamwork and communication in the operating theatre.

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Successful Safe Surgery NZ programme finishes

12 Aug 2021, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission-led Safe Surgery NZ programme, which has greatly improved the way surgical operations are performed in Aotearoa New Zealand, finished in July 2021. This article looks at the achievements of the programme.

Programme related news

Survey shows surgical teams working well together

18 Dec 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission) Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken.

Think VTE this World Thrombosis Day

13 Oct 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

Haematologists at Auckland DHB are joining global health leaders to raise awareness of one of the world’s most preventable hospital deaths.