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Members vote to strike but hope for improved DHB Offer

Mon, 28 May 2018 09:36:42 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO nurses, midwives and health care assistants employed by district health boards (DHBs) have voted in favour of a total withdrawal of labour starting at 0700 hours on Thursday 5 July 2018 and ending at 0700 hours on Friday 6 July 2018 and the same ...More >>

A missed opportunity to address workforce crisis

Sun, 27 May 2018 11:39:49 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health Minister’s Letter of expectations to health bosses a missed opportunity to address workforce crisis More >>

Public health services in crisis require urgent fix

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:29:28 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government must fix the crisis with patient care at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital urgently to ensure the struggling services there do not break down further as we head into what could be a disastrous winter,” says Ian Powell, Executive ...More >>

Nurses' strike could still be on the cards over pay dispute

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:13:04 +1200 | RNZ

Nationwide nurses' strikes could still be on the cards after an independent panel working to resolve a pay dispute failed to meet their expectations. More >>

NZNO members advised of Panel recommendations

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:21:56 +1200 | NZNO

The Independent Panel established to resolve the impasse in the NZNO/DHB Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (DHB MECA) negotiations released its final report and recommendations on Tuesday 22 May. Our members have today received ...More >>

Independent Panel makes recommendations on MECA agreement

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:06:08 +1200 | Ministry of Health

The Independent Panel, which was set up to help reach a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA) between the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and the 20 District Health Boards, has made a series of recommendations to address issues impacting settlement.More >>

NZ Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:06:41 +1200 |

A new IT system for New Zealand’s blood banks means patient files are available digitally nationwide and allows for innovations such as smart fridges to be trialled. The $8 million project by the New Zealand Blood Service took more than two years ...More >>

Training exercise at Wellington Regional Hospital

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:52:01 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB and Wellington Free Ambulance will carry out a joint training exercise at Wellington Regional Hospital on the morning of Thursday 24 May. More >>

ACC proposes slashing medical advisory staffing

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:16:52 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

ACC plans to cut its medical advisory staffing by almost 20%, says Lloyd Woods, Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

DG appointment and new interim chief executive at CCDHB

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:25:24 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The Capital and Coast DHB Board today congratulated Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the role of Director-General of Health, and is pleased to announce former Whanganui DHB chief executive Julie Patterson as interim chief executive to replace Dr Bloomfield.More >>

Quake-strengthen cost to one Middlemore building from $70m

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:33:30 +1200 | RNZ

Quake-strengthen cost to one Middlemore building starts at $70m 7:07 pm on 21 May 2018 More >>

Escaping the ward with virtual reality

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:30:45 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Teri Jackson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (a cancer of the blood and bone marrow) just before her year 12 exams. More >>

Midwives say extra budget money won't fix problems

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:11:26 +1200 | RNZ

Midwives have criticised the $103 million boost they received in this year's government budget, saying the figure is misleading and will not deal with pay equity. More >>

How healthy is the government's Budget boost?

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:06:06 +1200 | RNZ

A $3.2 billion dollar investment in health is being seen as a win by many in the sector, but some say the figures aren't what they appear to be. More >>

Middlemore project process 'complete disgrace' - manager

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:51:22 +1200 | RNZ

Multiple rules were broken to get a new lecture theatre built, an investigation into Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB) has found. More >>

Let's track the flu so we can help you

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:36:49 +1200 | Ministry of Health

Date: 21 May 2018 The Ministry of Health's Director of Public Health welcomes the introduction of a new way to track influenza online in New Zealand. More >>

Study: waiting a minute can save premature babies’ lives

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:17:49 +1200 | University of Auckland

A major international study that involved 312 babies from Aotearoa New Zealand has led to life-saving changes in the care of premature babies around the world. More >>

Reports highlight failure of specialist workforce planning

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:27:27 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Reports that much-needed medical graduates from overseas are unable to find jobs in New Zealand highlight the appalling failure of workforce planning for hospital specialist positions by the Government’s agency Health Workforce New Zealand and ...More >>

Still more to be done for health despite funding boost

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:49:12 +1200 | RNZ

Chris Bramwell , Deputy Political Editor Power Play - The government says it has given the health sector an enormous boost in this year's Budget - but is it really that big?More >>

No windfall but boost and direction welcome

Thu, 17 May 2018 18:46:50 +1200 | NZNO

Media Release 17 May 2018 No windfall but boost and direction welcome Chief Executive Memo Musa says today’s government Budget shows commitment to a decent increase in health spending for the first time in a long time but there is still a way to ...More >>


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