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Compass Group Hospital Food to Be Served at Taranaki DHB?

Fri, 6 May 2016 10:33:06 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Ministry of Health appears to be allowing the same company that is providing the ‘horrific’ food at Southern DHB hospitals to now take up a contract in Taranaki, says New Zealand First.More >>

Parliament Rejects Debate on End of Life Choice Bill

Fri, 6 May 2016 09:44:48 +1200 | Right To Life

Right to Life commends those National MPs who in defence of life on Wednesday, opposed a motion of Act Party Leader,David Seymour, to allow his End of Life Choice Bill to be debated. His motion was that his bill be debated on the day following the tabling ...More >>

A tasty start to our ‘Tap Into Water’ campaign

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:42:14 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

An assortment of naturally-flavoured water will be available to sample at the launch of Nelson Marlborough Health’s Tap Into Water campaign. More >>

DHB initiates legal proceedings regarding hospital plumbing

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:35:30 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has initiated legal proceedings in the High Court in relation to the pinhole leaks discovered in the plumbing at Wellington Regional Hospital.More >>

Applications now open for oral health grants

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:06:10 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The Wrigley Company Foundation and NZDA open 2016 Community Service Grants to help high risk groups access dental care Dental professionals across New Zealand are encouraged to apply for one of 12 Community Service Grants to provide support and access to ...More >>

HRC honours top University of Auckland researchers

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:40:33 +1200 | Health Research Council

New Zealand’s pre-eminent brain researcher and a talented up-in-coming eye researcher have received the first Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) awards for an outstanding contribution to health research excellence at the University of Auckland’s ...More >>

Improving cancer support services for patients

Thu, 5 May 2016 14:11:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says good progress is being made around the country to further improve cancer care and support services. More >>

Health sector summit

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:02:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will host a summit on the health sector this Monday. Key industry stakeholders and leaders will speak about the state of health in New Zealand and what they expect from the Budget.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s grudging concession to reality

Thu, 5 May 2016 09:36:04 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Is this any way to run a health system… whereby terminally ill patients are forced into public demonstrations before the government (and its funding agency Pharmac) will grudgingly provide the money for life-saving treatments freely available and ...More >>

MPs dodge assisted dying debate

Wed, 4 May 2016 17:34:44 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is deeply disappointed at certain National MPs’ choice to veto debate on the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

Vulnerable families left out in the cold

Wed, 4 May 2016 17:15:23 +1200 | Sustainability Trust

The needs of vulnerable, low-income families risk getting lost in the political tussle over healthy homes if a proven insulation scheme is left to flounder, says Wellington social enterprise Sustainability Trust. More >>

Medicines New Zealand Welcomes Investment Announcement

Wed, 4 May 2016 13:39:56 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

“New Zealanders have been waiting for 81 medicines recommended by PHARMAC’s pharmacology technical advisory committee (PTAC) for up to twelve years and it is pleasing that the Government is addressing this” said Hon Heather Roy, Medicines New Zealand ...More >>

Pharmac funding still short

Wed, 4 May 2016 13:36:49 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the announcement that Pharmac will get an extra $39 million in funding, but is calling for the Government to immediately release Pharmac’s advice on how much money it actually needs.More >>

Budget 2016: $39 million extra for Pharmac

Wed, 4 May 2016 11:13:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

An extra $39 million will be invested in 2016/17 to enable Pharmac to provide more New Zealanders with access to new medicines, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. More >>

Confirmed case of measles in Northland

Tue, 3 May 2016 14:12:40 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A case of Measles has been confirmed in the Kaeo area. The person had participated in the national Kapa Haka event at Claudelands Events Centre, in the Waikato on the 16 April 2016. More >>

Rural Health issues brought to the Beehive

Tue, 3 May 2016 12:11:29 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Rural health issues will be brought to the Beehive this week during the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand’s’ (RHANZ) ‘RuralFest’ conference. More >>

1 million doses of influenza vaccine distributed

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:46:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than one million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed across the country. More >>

Patient feedback improves management of long-term conditions

Tue, 3 May 2016 10:52:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a group of patients is providing useful feedback on the way long-term conditions are managed. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s indefensible stance

Tue, 3 May 2016 10:15:09 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

One of the interesting line items in this month’s Budget will be the one that sets out the increase – if any – in Pharmac’s base funding, to enable it to meet the huge cost of the new class of so called ‘biologics’ drugs for treating ...More >>

Asthma - can we live with it?

Mon, 2 May 2016 15:43:22 +1200 | Citizen News Service

Asthma - can we live with it? Akanksha Sethi World Asthma Day is Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 More >>

 

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