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Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital wins two prestigious awards

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:16:46 +1200 | NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association

Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital has won two prestigious private hospital sector industry awards. More >>

Christchurch Hospital warning over synthetic cannabis

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:27:05 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen a number of people suffering from probable severe synthetic cannabis toxicity, with seven people treated in the past 24 hours and three needing admission to the Intensive Care Unit.More >>

Minister asked to put pathology back on short supply list

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:05:19 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply.More >>

International recognition for Tauranga Hospital

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:15:45 +1200 | Bay Of Plenty DHB

A Tauranga Hospital healthcare initiative has been recognised for its excellence at an international conference held in Australia. More >>

NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:30:09 +1200 | NZNO

Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice ...More >>

Murchison Health Centre to join Nelson Bays Primary Health

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:39:31 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough Health

Murchison Health Centre is joining Nelson Bays Primary Health, the primary health organisation (PHO) that organises and delivers primary and community health services across the Nelson and Tasman district.More >>

‘Revolutionary’ PPP may help with health’s ‘nightmare’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:27:30 +1200 | SEQURE Health

New Zealand’s newfound surgical “nightmare” could easily be fixed if District Health Boards are willing to invest in in-sourcing a competent workforce, says one medical expert.More >>

Senior doctors welcome Government’s recognition

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:45:52 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has welcomed the Government’s recognition of the importance of universal public health services and the need for further improvements. More >>

Tiny Life Support Success

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:34:58 +1200 | Northland DHB

There will be no shortage of premature jumpsuits in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Whangarei Hospital after a large donation of outfits were dropped off by a grateful family, who said without the support from the unit, their baby wouldn’t be here ...More >>

Canterbury DHB hosts physiotherapy simulation course

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:24:19 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB has hosted New Zealand’s first ever Intensive Care Unit (ICU) physiotherapy simulation course. More >>

All elderly need greater support

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:23:36 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

All elderly need greater support, not just those in rest-homes Alzheimers New Zealand says any rest-home sector shake-up must focus on how to provide greater and better support to all New Zealand’s elderly, many of whom are living with dementia.More >>

Palmerston North Hospital Electrical infrastructure upgrade

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:22:40 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

Work to upgrade Palmerston North Hospital’s electrical infrastructure systems will begin this Friday, 14 September More >>

Insourcing is public health service’s answer

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:26:32 +1200 | SEQURE Health

Despite Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) the unavoidable increase in outsourcing surgery to private providers, a medical expert says there is a more economical option. More >>

Women with advanced breast cancer speak out

Sun, 9 Sep 2018 12:00:20 +1200 | Metavivors

We’re fighting for our lives: women with advanced breast cancer speak out A group of women with advanced breast cancer, Metavivors, says a report released by the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ paints a stark picture while perhaps ironically raising hope.More >>

Contact Energy Renal Fund Reduces Stress

Wed, 5 Sep 2018 15:17:53 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

The last two winters have been a little easier to get through for Ruakaka renal patient Desiree Goldsmith thanks to a $1000 grant she received from the Contact Energy Renal Fund that helps pay hefty power bills to keep her lifesaving dialysis machine running.More >>

Southern Cross Hospitals moves into preventative care

Tue, 4 Sep 2018 10:11:54 +1200 | Southern Cross Healthcare

Southern Cross Hospitals Ltd has completed the purchase of a 50 per cent share in nationwide workplace health service provider MedPro Healthcare. The move is part of the business’ strategy to broaden its offering into illness prevention and early ...More >>

Health Minister on reports on troubled IT project

Mon, 3 Sep 2018 16:38:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has welcomed the release of two reports dealing with the National Oracle Solution. More >>

Open letter from Christine Rankin regarding surgical mesh

Mon, 3 Sep 2018 10:26:26 +1200 | Subliminal

Open Letter to Jacinda Ardern, James Shaw, Julie Anne Genter, David Clark and Winston Peters More >>

Health leaders praise hardworking staff

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:41:51 +1200 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Five out of six health targets have been met by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) in the latest figures revealed by the Ministry of Health. More >>

Minister must release conflict of interest report

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:40:46 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister David Clark is continuing to battle conflict of interest allegations from appointing Deloitte to review the failing $90 million National Oracle Solution IT programme, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.More >>


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