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Expert nurses as good as doctors – new research

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:25:38 +1200 | Massey University

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses – even very complex ones – and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University.More >>

Conversations that Count

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:14 +1200 | Ministry of Health

An advisory committee for ethical issues in healthcare supports the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative’s national awareness day, Conversations that Count. More >>

Tranter questions CEO’s assurances

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:33:45 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

Media Release Wednesday 16 April 2014 Tranter questions CEO’s assurances “There is a bizarre notion among bureaucrats, politicians and others that if they say something then it must be so - despite all evidence to the contrary” said David Tranter, ...More >>

Green light from Labour for cancer screening programme

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:29:53 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today committed to a national bowel screening programme, starting with extending the current service to the Southern and Waikato districts. More >>

Investigation on aggravated robberies & fleeing driver crash

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:54:52 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The two males who were in a vehicle that crashed overnight following a series of aggravated robberies on the North Shore have now been released from hospital with minor injuries and are in Police custody.More >>

Minister to open $190 million Middlemore facility

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:56:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall will this afternoon open a new $190 million clinical services block at Middlemore Hospital, named after eminent orthopaedic surgeon Dr Harley Gray. “The Harley Gray Building is a state-of-the art facility that will ...More >>

Countdown Staff Visit Waikids Services

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:29:29 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Countdown staff visited Waikato Hospital last week to see what their hard fundraising efforts had bought in the latest funding round of the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. In the six years that the appeal has been running, Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal ...More >>

New online health record a big step forward for patients

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 12:14:44 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

From 7 April 2014, health record summaries from General Practices will be immediately available to hospital clinicians and afterhours GPs, as a new system for accessing primary care health records online is launched in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti ...More >>

Lymphoedema sufferers deserve better

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:37:10 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Treatment and services for those suffering from Lymphoedema are inconsistent, inequitable and depend on where you live in New Zealand, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King has told the opening of the 10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference ...More >>

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:09:32 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board and the Christchurch City Council have swapped two parcels of land, which will provide space for the much-needed redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital.More >>

St John Annual Appeal is Next Week! (7-13 April)

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:40:49 +1300 | St John

Every day St John responds to over 1,000 calls for help; that’s one call every minute and a half. Last year we cared for over 415,000 patients. Our Ambulances travel over 18,700,000 kilometres every year.More >>

Whittaker’s Goes High Tech for Big Egg Hunt

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:18:00 +1300 | Whittaker's

For the first ever Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt – a giant urban Easter egg hunt to raise money for the Starship Foundation – Whittaker’s has launched a new high spec mobile app, which is a key tool for hunters and a new way for Whittaker’s ...More >>

Medical awareness to reduce button battery injury risk

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:04:54 +1300 | Safekids

The Battery Controlled partnership was launched in New Zealand today to help raise awareness among parents and medical first responders, such as paramedics, practice nurses, GPs, A&M and hospital emergency department staff, on a little known issue ...More >>

Alarming Figures Call for Surgical Mesh Review

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:28:15 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for the Minister of Health to urgently review the use of surgical mesh after alarming reports of health issues following surgery. More >>

Speech: Visit to South Waikato Health Centre

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 08:55:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Visit to South Waikato Health Centre Kia Ora. Thank you for inviting me here today to celebrate the newly developed South Waikato Health Centre. It’s a great privilege for me to join you today. The South Waikato Health Centre co-locates a number of ...More >>

Shaun Will Fix It at Tokoroa, Yes He Can

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:23:50 +1300 | Waikato DHB

Shaun Carlton’s work history includes helping build Hong Kong Airport and disassembling churches in Russia, so you would expect redeveloping two ward blocks at Tokoroa Hospital would be just a walk in the park for the Englishman.More >>

Tauranga Hospital Implements International Care Programme

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:09:46 +1300 | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Tauranga Hospital nurses are spending thousands more hours on direct patient care after becoming New Zealand’s first hospital to fully implement an internationally-acclaimed productivity and care improvement programme.More >>

Speech: Allied Health, Scientific & Technical Professionals

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:22:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Having studied your programme, I can see this conference will be a great opportunity to share ideas and to hear evidence about advanced practice by Allied Health Professionals. More >>

Care Being Rationed as Staff Shortages Hit Healthcare

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:01:40 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First fears staff shortages are leading to the “rationing” of care in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. More >>

Ryall in denial over staffing shortages

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:57:30 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Tony Ryall only has to look at the list of current vacancies at Waikato DHB to see a staffing shortage there hasn’t been addressed at all, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

 

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