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SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:57:31 +1300 | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu 27 March 2015 Noumea, New Caledonia – Three public health experts from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will head to Port Vila and Pentecost Island this weekend to support ...More >>

New electronic medicines management a big change

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:24:37 +1300 | MidCentral District Health Board

In a national first, MidCentral District Health Board is actively supporting the implementation of an electronic medicines management system to be installed in all of the district’s aged care facilities and associated pharmacies.More >>

Waikato Hospital at-Risk Building to Come Down

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:45:22 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

A 50-year-old building, used as temporary accommodation for people accessing several Waikato Hospital services, is to come down. Demolition of the multi-storey Hilda Ross House, a former nurses home among other things, starts in July and will be complete ...More >>

Stopping Ebola With Courage

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:13 +1300 | NZ Red Cross

When my colleague Josh told me a few weeks ago the Red Cross emblems had been temporarily taken off our cars in Guinea, I found it hard to grasp what I was hearing. But being in Conakry and experiencing the hostility of some in the community first-hand, I ...More >>

Government signs another under-the-radar treaty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:37:21 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Government has signed another trade treaty that will affect health in New Zealand. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that New Zealanders have had no say at all on the content of the Government Procurement Agreement deal, and ...More >>

New Care Home for Wanaka

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:23 +1300 | Presbyterian Support

When work begins on the Aspiring enliven Care Centre in July it will be the first step towards solving the Upper Clutha’s dilemma of a serious lack of care options for residents.More >>

Hawke’s Bay Hospital at capacity

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:23:24 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital at capacity Hawke’s Bay Hospital is operating at capacity and anyone presenting to its Emergency Department (ED) with minor injuries or illnesses can expect to wait a significant time as staff prioritise emergency patients. The ...More >>

Midwives fight Cyclone Pam fear for gift of life

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:42 +1300 | UNFPA

Anne Kalo is a delightful lover of life, punctuating her description of birthing four babies including twins and one by emergency cesarean as Cyclone Pam bore down on the flooded Maternity Ward of the Port Vila Central Hospital in the Pacific island ...More >>

Something in the USA Works Right : A VA Non-Profit Hospital

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:52:26 +1300 | John Stanton

It is easy to severely criticize the state of many things in the United States of America: the US President and Congress bowing to the demands of the national security community to exempt their $ 1 trillion (US) spending from sequestration mandates.More >>

15-year-old Wellbands Inventor launches Crowdfund campaign

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:03:38 +1300 | Wellbands

What do you do when you have an idea and it just won’t go away? More >>

SPC stands by Pacific Communities to address tuberculosis

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:31:05 +1300 | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Noumea, New Caledonia World Tuberculosis Day reminds us all of the important work under way to eradicate this highly infectious and sometimes fatal disease, but also that more needs to be done to save lives across the Pacific and globally.More >>

DSC Wants Enquiry Into Evasive and Delaying Tactics

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:19:08 +1300 | Democrats for Social Credit

Interminable delays and evasive tactics by health authorities when patients and/or their families try to have serious cases of failed hospital treatment properly investigated demand a comprehensive enquiry by appropriately qualified, independent experts, according ...More >>

Gift to enhance the future care of our most fragile babies

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:43:29 +1300 | Neonatal Trust

Our most vulnerable babies may in the future get an even better start to life and have fewer long-term health problems due to the kindness of The Neonatal Trust New Zealand and ICAP New Zealand. The Trust has gifted Wellington Hospital’s Neonatal ...More >>

DHB Decision A Bureaucratic Leadership Incompetence Response

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:32:57 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The decision to appoint separate chief executives for the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa district health boards is under the circumstances probably a pragmatic response to bungling top-down bureaucratic decision-making by the top leadership of the two DHBs,” ...More >>

Lecretia’s Choice - High Court "Right To Die" Case Commences

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:25:35 +1300 | Lecretia Seales

A 41-year-old New Zealand lawyer dying of an inoperable brain tumour is taking the unprecedented step of petitioning the High Court to uphold her right to die at the time of her choosing. More >>

Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs to appoint separate CEOs

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:29:09 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Wairarapa and Hutt Valley District Health Boards (DHBs) will appoint separate chief executives to help address the unique health challenges of their regions. More >>

Distraction a therapy for children at Waikato

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:52:28 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

Play specialists have found a way to make traumatic experiences for children less stressful by creating ‘distraction kits’. More >>

From Cook Islands ED to Whangarei

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:46:21 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Switching from a five-bed emergency department to a 27 was an eye-opener for a Rarotongan doctor and registered nurse duo who recently spent two weeks working at Whangarei Hospital.More >>

At the front line of health care

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:18:50 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Becoming a nurse has been a life changing decision for Uputaua Suniula, as she battles not only to help patients, but also to prevent health problems from developing in the first place.More >>

Entrenched specialist shortages affect southern DHB

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:59:29 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The cardiology service at Southern District Health Board is obviously in a vulnerable state if the DHB is being forced to consider sending cardiac MRI patients to private hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ...More >>

 

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