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NZ Young Nats Welcome Support for Med Students

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:12:28 +1300 | New Zealand Young Nationals

The Young Nats welcome the announcement by Hon Steven Joyce that the Government will extend the seven year cap on student loan borrowing to eight years for postgraduate medical students.More >>

Survey Reveals Lack of Accessibility to Transport

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:13:20 +1300 | CCS Disability Action

Survey Reveals Lack of Accessibility to Transport Impacting Disabled People’s Quality of Life A recent national transport survey has revealed disabled people use transport less than non-disabled people, and find it less easy to use. It also highlights ...More >>

World AIDS Day: ITF working for zero new infections

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:54:43 +1300 | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is putting prevention at the centre of its HIV/AIDS education work as it marks World AIDS Day on Tuesday 1 December. It has entered partnerships with organisations globally as it aims for ...More >>

Cardinal’s tremendous donation applauded

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:56:12 +1300 | NZ Food and Grocery Council

Cardinal’s tremendous donation applauded The donation by Cardinal Logistics of a brand new, fully fitted-out ambulance to St John in Auckland displays a tremendous community spirit, says the NZ Food & Grocery Council. Cardinal Logistics Managing ...More >>

Audit reveals many ED patients had other options

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:25:01 +1300 | Marlborough Primary Health

Most people who go to the Emergency Department at Wairau Hospital for non-emergency matters don’t seek advice on other options beforehand, a study reveals. More >>

RACS launches Action Plan to build respect

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:24:39 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

RACS launches Action Plan to build respect, improve patient safety Monday 30 November, 2015 An overhaul of complaints management, fundamental shifts in surgical education and a commitment to respect and collaboration are the cornerstones of an Action Plan ...More >>

Special family to light the Sky Tower

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:11:54 +1300 | SKYCITY

Special family to light the Sky Tower with Santa for Christmas Tonight, the Belz family from KidzFirst Children’s Hospital will have a Christmas experience like no other, helping Santa light the largest ‘Christmas Tree’ in Auckland, the Sky ...More >>

Caltex Customers Raise $100,000 for Vital Starship Upgrade

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:24:44 +1300 | Chevron

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 30 November 2015 – Caltex customers have helped raise $100,000 for the upgrade of Level 5 at Starship Children’s Hospital – simply by redeeming their AA Smartfuel discounts at Caltex.More >>

Know Your Number Plate For New Park & Ride

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:55:43 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Know Your Number Plate – You’ll Need It to Pay at the New Park & Ride More >>

Doctors and physicians to march for a healthier future

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:30:01 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Physicians from across Australia and New Zealand will participate in this weekend’s People’s Climate March as part the Doctors for Climate Action campaign coordinated by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The Doctors for Climate Action ...More >>

National Audit highlights safer surgical practices

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:49:34 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The 6th National Report of the Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) was released today by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), highlighting a significant drop in the number of adverse events due to issues with ...More >>

2015 Quality Account launch

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:17:11 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The 2015 NMDHB Quality Account ‘ Healthcare Initiatives in Nelson Marlborough’ will be officially launched in Nelson and Wairau on Thursday 3 December. More >>

India stands with Asia Pacific nations

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:41:50 +1300 | Citizen News Service

India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malariafree region CNS Photograph is online at: (CNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined other Asia Pacific Leaders in taking ...More >>

Guideline for reducing antibiotic prescribing

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:44:16 +1300 | Best Practice Advocacy Centre

Guideline for reducing antibiotic prescribing in self-limiting respiratory tract infections Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says a new guideline will help to support General Practitioners in adopting delayed or no antibiotic prescribing strategies ...More >>

Early detection and management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:41:55 +1300 | Best Practice Advocacy Centre

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says an electronic decision support tool will help General Practitioners improve the detection and management of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).More >>

“Fear of missing out” linked to alcohol harm in students

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:38:07 +1300 | University of Otago

University students who have a greater “fear of missing out” (FoMO) are much more likely to experience negative consequences from drinking alcohol, new University of Otago psychology research suggests. FoMO refers to the uneasy and often all-consuming ...More >>

Special donation is the next best thing to a fairy-tale

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:08:04 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

November 25, 2015 Special donation is the next best thing to a fairy-tale A school girl who knows what it is like to be in hospital has spent hours making fairy dresses for Christchurch Hospital Children’s Activity Room. Eliza Mcdonald and her mother ...More >>

Nationwide tradeshow makes disability equipment accessible

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:36:46 +1300 | Show Your Ability

People with disabilities, their families and caregivers can now access the best mobility equipment, information and resources available, thanks to disability equipment trade show, Show Your Ability. More >>

Lake Taupo Hospice Trust announces new General Manager

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:29:13 +1300 | Lake Taupo Hospice

Lake Taupo Hospice Trust is pleased to announce that Jeff Bennett will be its new head – starting in December as General Manager. More >>

ED and Women’s Refuge team up to take on domestic violence

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:15:50 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Wellington Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) now has 24/7 support for victims of domestic violence, thanks to a new partnership with Wellington Women’s Refuge. In ED all women over the age of 16 are screened for domestic violence and ...More >>


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