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Crisis in Autism Early Intervention

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:44:56 +1200 | Autism Action NZ

Kim Hall coordinator for Autism Action NZ says that the “current support for children with Autism, provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is abysmal”. More >>

Canterbury nephrologist Nick Cross leading National Service

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:35:38 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Dr Nick Cross has been appointed Clinical Director of the National Renal Transplantation Service and chaired the service’s first meeting on Wednesday (September 17, 2014). More >>

Dementia care Canterbury, World Alzheimer’s Day

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:32:52 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21 September 2014: Dementia care Canterbury going from strength to strength More >>

Man charged after chemical incident

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:42:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A 45 year old man is in Police custody and will appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with Criminal Damage following an incident in Richmond yesterday afternoon. More >>

Kidney Donor Walks New Zealand For Cause

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:21:52 +1200 | Northland DHB

A Whangarei woman, who donated a kidney to her husband, is setting off today to walk the length of New Zealand to encourage others to donate their organs. More >>

First “Young nurse of the year” chosen

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:53:07 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The first ever NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman was honoured this evening at an awards dinner in Wellington. More >>

Whanganui nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:26:19 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Whanganui nurse Barbara Hammond was honoured for her long service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Palmerston North nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:03:51 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Palmerston North nurse, Nicki Twigge was honoured for her service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Hawkes Bay nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:54:48 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Hawkes Bay nurse, Rosemary McGillicuddy was honoured for her service to nursing and midwifery at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Nurse wins prestigious Te Akenei Hei Māori health award

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:52:32 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Maureen Allan, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi and Tainui, is the latest recipient of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO’s prestigious Akenehi Hei Award. The award is for a significant contribution to Māori health. A nurse with a long career community health, a Masters ...More >>

Bay residents to get cancer care closer to home

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:17:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Around 500 Bay of Plenty residents a year will now be able to have their cancer treatment closer to home rather than making a 3 hour round trip to the cancer centre in Hamilton. Health Minister Tony Ryall opened the $35 million Kathleen Kilgour Cancer ...More >>

Dementia Care in South Going from Strength to Strength

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:04 +1200 | South Island Alliance

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21st September 2014: Dementia Care in South Island Going from Strength to Strength More >>

Typhoid Marys

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:46 +1200 | Alexander Lowe

Typhoid Mary was a nickname of Irish cook Mary Mallon, carrier of salmonella typhi, responsible for the outbreak of typhoid in New York in 1900s. She worked as a cook moving from one household to another and infecting their families with the disease, ...More >>

Project Team Starts on Grey Hospital Design

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:41:17 +1200 | Ministry of Health

The project team responsible for designing the new Grey Base Hospital has been appointed and is starting to work with hospital user groups, according to Cathy Cooney, chair of the West Coast Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group. More >>

New Zealand to lead rheumatic fever vaccine search

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:11 +1200 | Joint Press Release

AUCKLAND: A trans-Tasman research coalition between New Zealand and Australia is undertaking a unique global project to accelerate the development of a vaccine for rheumatic fever, which disproportionately affects Māori, Pacific Islanders, Australian ...More >>

Media Release from Closing the Gap on Health and Housing

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:25:24 +1200 | Closing The Gap

“Inequality is the biggest problem facing New Zealand at the present time” says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Closing the Gap. It underlies many of our social ills, poverty, lack of trust, an economy that could do much better, and a poor uptake ...More >>

Southern Cross tries to contain rising premiums after loss

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:07:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Southern Cross Medical Care Society, the country's largest medical and health insurer, is planning to contain premium hikes this year through signing up more affiliated providers, cutting overheads through pushing claims online, ...More >>

Kiwi Stalwart Delivers Outstanding Value to Members

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:10:00 +1200 | Southern Cross Healthcare

The 2014 financial year saw Kiwi not-for-profit health insurer, Southern Cross Health Society, continue to deliver excellent value to its members. More >>

Southern Cross posts $1.1 mln loss after unexpected claims

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:08:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Southern Cross Medical Care Society, New Zealand's largest medical and health insurer, has recorded a $1.1 million annual loss after higher than expected claims from members.More >>

New Medical Ward For Gisborne Hospital

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:07:47 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

A new Medical Day Ward, used for cancer treatment, will be built at Gisborne Hospital next year East Coast MP Anne Tolley announced today. The announcement signals a new era of treatment for cancer and other medical conditions for Tairawhiti people.More >>


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