Last updated 27/02/2012

Under the New Zealand Public Health & Disability Amendment Act 2010 the Commission is charged with:

  • providing advice to the Minister of Health on how quality and safety in health and disability support services may be improved
  • leading and coordinating improvements in safety and quality in health care
  • identifying key health and safety indicators (such as events resulting in injury or death) to inform and monitor improvements in safety and quality
  • reporting publicly on safety and quality, including performance against national indicators
  • sharing knowledge about and advocating for safety and quality.

"We are responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector – private and public – to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all who use these services in New Zealand."  Professor Alan Merry

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