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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Former Health New Zealand Chair Rob Campbell is backing a petition for an independent Patient Safety Commissioner

    Former Health New Zealand Chair Rob Campbell is backing a petition for an independent Patient Safety Commissioner


    The Health Consumer Advocacy Alliance says it wants something proactive, rather than reactive -- in line with the model in place in England.

    Campbell says when you deal with someone only on the basis of complaints, you often get a skewed version of things.

    He says a Patient Safety Commissioner could really focus on system issues, not just individual event issues -- which would be welcomed by clinicians and patients.

    The petition will be handed over at Parliament tomorrow.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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