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New E-Incident Management Project Kicks into Action!

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:58:48 +1200 | South Island Alliance

Work has now commenced on a new electronic incident management system for South Island DHBs; a project which promises to improve patient safety outcomes and support a reduction in all types of risk for DHB patients, staff and visitors across the region.More >>

Caltex Raises $100,000 for Starship’s Operating Rooms

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:53:05 +1200 | Caltex New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Caltex customers have helped raise $100,000 for the upgrade of the operating rooms at Starship Children’s Hospital – simply by redeeming their AA Smartfuel discounts at Caltex.More >>

Children’s Ward Receives Generous Donation

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:57:30 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Whangarei Hospital children’s ward resident Katie Reed has spent a fair amount of time in the ward’s playroom. This week she, along with staff members, was thrilled with the donation of a truck-load of new wooden playroom furniture, thanks to the ...More >>

Tobacco display bans protect youth and quitters: research

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:32:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Ending the display and promotion of cigarettes and tobacco in retail shops helps prevent young people taking up smoking and keeps quitters on track, according to new University of Otago research. More >>

Southern DHB refers disputed issue to Serious Fraud Office

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:35:14 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Following advice from forensic investigation firm Beattie Varley Limited, Southern District Health Board has referred the expenditure at the centre of its long running dispute with South Link Health to the Serious Fraud Office. The parties have been ...More >>

UN Identifies Countries at Risk for Spread of Ebola

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:35:40 +1200 | UN News

A WFP convoy with needed food supplies entering West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, a community quarantined to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey More >>

Spring Clean for Starship

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:24:52 +1200 | Starship Foundation

Starship Spring Clean launches on Monday 1 September – a campaign that asks Kiwis across the country to clean out their cupboards, sell their unwanted goods and pledge some or all of the proceeds to Starship. More >>

Mental Health review

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:04:45 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

An independent external review of MidCentral District Health Board’s mental health service following the apparent self-inflicted deaths of two inpatients earlier this year, has made 44 recommendations for improvements to the service.More >>

South Island Patient Information Care System Approved

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:37:02 +1200 | South Island Alliance

The South Island Alliance, a collaboration of the five South Island DHBs, is one-step closer to realising its vision for a more efficient and sustainable South Island health and disability system, as one of its core IT programmes has been signed off ...More >>

Annual Carnation Day Street Appeal

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:42:13 +1200 | Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Society

Many of us are affected by Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease, with one person in 1,000 living with MS and one in 500 living with Parkinson’s. More >>

Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:59:28 +1200 | UN News

28 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the ...More >>

New patient IT system for South Island hospitals

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:46:14 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Health Minister Tony Ryall has given the go-ahead for the introduction of a single patient information system to all hospitals in the South Island. More >>

Creative Kiwi celebs raise almost $13,000 for Cancer Society

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:35:07 +1200 | ANZ

Online bids for artworks in ANZ’s inaugural Daffodil Day Art Auction closed last night, raising almost $13,000 for the Cancer Society. More >>

Workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against disease

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:29:10 +1200 | UN News

27 August 2014 – A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, ...More >>

Dementia is Scariest for Baby Boomers - expert here in NZ

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:37 +1200 | PRaxis Public Relations Ltd

Getting dementia tops the list of fears for older people including baby boomers, says a celebrated world authority on ageing and spirituality. More >>

Cancer treatment to be sped up even further

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:53:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

If your doctor suspects you have cancer, the Government will ensure you see a cancer specialist and receive treatment faster than ever before. More >>

No New Waikato Measles Cases

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:11:04 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

There have been no new cases of measles notified to Waikato District Health Board’s public health unit, Population Health, in the last fortnight. More >>

Whitewash Reviews: Part 1, New Zealand

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:43:06 +1200 | Paul Connett

This is the first of a two-part series on the whitewash reviews which are produced by pro-fluoridation governments in an attempt to defuse the growing efforts to end this foolish practice worldwide. Part 1 is on the whitewash review produced by the ...More >>

Auckland measles outbreak over

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:01:39 +1200 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

After nearly three months with no new confirmed cases, Auckland’s measles outbreak is officially over. More >>

SOS: Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:54:58 +1200 | Franklin Lamb

SOS: Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children By Franklin Lamb 28 August, 2014 More >>

 

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