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Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission

Adverse events reports for quarters 1, 2 and 3 of 2020/21 released

27 May 2021 | Adverse Events

Each year the Health Quality & Safety Commission collects information about adverse events that occur in hospitals and other health care providers and reports on the findings.  

An adverse event is an event with negative or unfavourable reactions or results that are unintended, unexpected or unplanned.

In July 2020, in response to feedback from stakeholders, we began the move to reporting adverse events quarterly.

This new system, which is launched today, means greater transparency of data presented for both the Commission and providers, and simpler, faster data reconciliation. Quarterly reporting also allows us to integrate adverse event reporting with other quality and safety reporting, resulting in a more integrated picture of quality and safety within providers.

District health board adverse events data for quarters 1, 2 and 3 of 2020/21 is now available; quarter 4 data will be published in mid-August 2021. Thematic analyses and a summary of the full year’s data will be released later in 2021.

To view the latest quarterly reports, visit:

To read the Commission’s last adverse events summary for 2019/20 you can visit:

Last updated 28/05/2021