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New Video urges Staff to “Speak Up” For Patient Safety

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:44:27 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

A video has been released by Southern DHB which asks staff to “Speak Up” about patient safety and continue to help make Southern hospitals safer places for the people who work, visit or stay there.More >>

Kawatiri planned birthing recommences

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:07:36 +1300 | West Coast District Health

Kawatiri planned birthing recommences The planned birthing service for pregnant women who are assessed as being low risk recommences in the Kawatiri Birthing Unit from today. A 2013 review of West Coast DHB maternity services, undertaken by clinicians ...More >>

TDH’s finances expected to improve

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:23:40 +1300 | Tairawhiti DHB

A very busy winter, more cancer patients getting more treatment and extra hip and knee operations have contributed to a poor financial result for Tairāwhiti District Health seven months into the financial year.More >>

Faster treatment for cancer at TDH

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:22:13 +1300 | Tairawhiti District Health

Faster treatment for cancer at TDH More people are getting access to elective surgery and more people are getting faster treatment for cancer as Tairāwhiti District Health (TDH) comes close to achieving national Health Targets.More >>

Orion Health named top vendor in major healthcare IT report

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:57 +1300 | Orion Health

Orion Health received the highest rankings for market execution, market vision, product capabilities and product vision More >>

Population trends have implications for health care

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:56:19 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

A leading demographer says New Zealand’s ageing population and fewer school leavers will have implications for health care demand at all ages. More >>

Southern DHB patients getting cancer treatment faster

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:27:09 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

The new faster cancer treatment health targets show that Southern patients are getting their treatment faster. More >>

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:45:22 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Quarter 2 health targets – still a challenge for health to stay on top in a post-quake environment More >>

Good progress on health targets in Hutt Valley

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:04:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show Hutt Valley DHB is making good overall progress. More >>

Improvements in four health targets

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:44:47 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Improvements in four health targets Improvements in four of the national health targets, released today, is good news for Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and the community as it begins to see the benefits of a number of projects pay off. Chief executive ...More >>

Waikato DHB continues on track with national health targets

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:27:13 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

“It is very pleasing to see an improvement in the 6 hour acute goal and to make a start toward achieving the new cancer target,” said interim chief operating officer Brett Paradine.More >>

Pasifika representative sough

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:27:13 +1300 | West Coast DHB

Talofa! Malo e lelei! Bula! The West Coast DHB Consumer Council is looking for a Pasifika representative, to fill a current vacancy. More >>

District Health Board IT initiative to reduce outage risks

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:42:30 +1300 | Health Benefits Limited

Auckland, 17 February 2015: District Health Boards (DHBs) across the country are set to introduce new IT infrastructure which will increase security, reliability, and service levels, and reduce the risk of critical outages.More >>

Reorganisation of Pathology Services

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:29:43 +1300 | NZ Institute of Medical Laboratory Science

The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science expresses concern at the withdrawal of Aotea Pathology’s bid for Wellington Regional Pathology contract The executive of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science were disappointed ...More >>

Innovative lab initiative may fall under privatisation

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:08:32 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Privatising the Wellington and Hutt Valley public hospital laboratories would probably sound the death knell for another, more innovative initiative that district health board chiefs should be considering,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ...More >>

Support for International Childhood Cancer Day

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:36:11 +1300 | Child Cancer Foundation

The Child Cancer Foundation is honoured to be a member of Childhood Cancer International (formerly the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations - ICCCPO) and recognise International Childhood Cancer Day on15 February.More >>

Programme delivers better hip/knee op recovery

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:47:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery are spending less time in hospital as a result of a new national quality improvement programme.More >>

Specialists And Others Deserve Credit for Patient Survey

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:53:12 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Senior doctors, other health professionals and support staff working in New Zealand’s public hospitals deserve credit for the high levels of satisfaction being recorded by hospital patients,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of ...More >>

Southern DHB scores very well in inpatient experience survey

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:59:28 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

The results of the second round of the national inpatient experience survey were officially released by the Health Quality Safety Commission today with Southern once again scoring very well.More >>

Patient experience survey proves its value

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:54:12 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s new national survey of public hospital inpatients is proving its value as a tool for identifying where care improvement is necessary.More >>


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