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Tender for sale of Health Precinct property

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:29:11 +1300 | Christchurch Central Development Unit

Progress in the Health Precinct has taken a significant step forward as the Crown releases a Request for Tender for the purchase of the property at 36-44 Oxford St, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.More >>

Waikato DHB Responds to PSA’s Claims Re 4 & 2 Roster

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:53:04 +1300 | Waikato DHB

Waikato DHB engaged with both the NZ Public Service Association (PSA) and the NZ Nurses Organisation (NZNO), as both unions have affected members who work 4 & 2 rosters in our Mental Health service.More >>

Disturbing Number of Senior Doctors on Fixed Term Contracts

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:13:43 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is concerned by the number of senior doctors hired on fixed term rather than permanent employment contracts in district health boards (DHBS) in the past two years.More >>

DHB puts staff and patients at risk in order to save money

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:45:08 +1300 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is alarmed that the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) is proposing to cut the 4 and 2 roster system, established nationally, for mental health nurses. The PSA represents more than 210 mental health nurses working ...More >>

Connor Healthcare - second clearance Acurity application

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:08:38 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received a second application from Connor Healthcare Limited seeking clearance to acquire all of the shares that it does not currently own in Acurity Health Group Limited.More >>

Kiwis’ caring Christmas in Madagascar

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:27:14 +1300 | Mercy Ships NZ

Toamasina, Madagascar ; 17 December 2014: A group of compassionate Kiwis are bringing a whole new meaning to the gift of giving this Christmas. They have all signed up for a volunteer tour-of-duty on board the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, ...More >>

The Christmas gift of freedom for Heart Kids on Warfarin

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:53:55 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The NZ Toy Distributors Association recently made a significant donation of 20 CoaguChek kits to the Paediatric Cardiology ward (ward 23b) at Starship Hospital, through their new partnership with Heart Kids New Zealand.More >>

Natural Habitats aids in sustainability at Tauranga Hospital

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:07:40 +1300 | Natural Habitats

The Kathleen Kilgour Centre officially opened at the Tauranga Hospital grounds, on the 6th of December. This world class radiation treatment facility is the first private hospital to be built on public land and will treat both public and privately-funded ...More >>

New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:38:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 16 December 2014 Media Statement New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs More >>

Burwood Hospital's new ward blocks take shape

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:29:37 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Burwood Hospital's new ward blocks take shape December 16, 2014 Burwood Hospital's massive redevelopment is nearing the halfway mark. Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB chair and spokesperson for the Hospitals Redevelopment Partnership Group, says work ...More >>

Health cuts don’t heal

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:22:50 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More >>

Integrated laboratory services will improve patient care

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:10:39 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The boards of Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards (DHBs) have voted to have an integrated hospital and community laboratory service across the Greater Wellington Region.More >>

Real estate company heralds in Christmas joy for Starship

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:07:45 +1300 | Starship Foundation

The Starship Foundation has written its Christmas list and Barfoot & Thompson has checked off three items this December following a year’s worth of fundraising efforts culminating in a $160,000 donation to the national children’s hospital.More >>

LCT completes patient implants in Parkinson’s trial

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:38:35 +1300 | Living Cell Technologies

Living Cell Technologies Limited today announced that the final patient has been successfully implanted in its Phase I/IIa clinical trial of regenerative cell therapy NTCELL® for Parkinson’s disease. The operation took place at Auckland City Hospital ...More >>

New pathway to improve outcomes for stroke patients

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:58:47 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

Two services at Waikato District Health Board are collaborating to further improve the care of stroke patients at Waikato Hospital. More >>

Support to stop merger

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:53:52 +1300 | Hutt Valley Maori Health Service Development group

The Hutt Valley Maori Health Service Development group (MHSDG) supports the call from the doctors to stop the merger of health services in the Wellington region. More >>

People urged to keep ED for real emergencies over Christmas

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:33:57 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki Base Hospital has seen a reduction in presentations at its Emergency Department (ED) over the past five months and is determined to keep ED for real emergencies over the Christmas/New Year period. More >>

Congratulations to 2014 NEtP graduates

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:03:56 +1300 | Tairawhiti DHB

Thirteen registered nurses celebrated graduating from the 2014 Nurse Entry to Practice (NEtP) Programme on 11 December. Ten months ago all were newly qualified but with little experience.More >>

Arrest in Waikanae serious assault investigation

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:32:26 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Kapiti-Mana Police have charged a 17 year old male with two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm for the serious assault of an elderly couple in Waikanae.More >>

Connor Healthcare application to acquire 100% of Acurity

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:56:07 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has declined an application from Connor Healthcare Limited to acquire all of the shares that it does not currently own in Acurity Health Group Limited.More >>


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