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Senior medical workforce shortages must not be allowed

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:46:09 +1300 | ASMS

“Health decision-makers and senior managers need to step up in 2017 to deal with the ongoing and often invisible struggles that senior doctors and others face to keep New Zealand’s public health system functioning,” says Ian Powell, Executive ...More >>

Record number of organ donations encouraging

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:47:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 22 January 2017 Media Statement Record number of organ donations encouraging Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says efforts to increase our deceased organ donations and transplant rates have resulted in a ...More >>

Whakatāne to get trainee doctors

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:26:02 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The first fifth year medical students in a new Regional-Rural Programme will soon be working at Whakatāne Hospital and in local GP rooms. More >>

Southern DHB prepared for junior doctors strike tomorrow

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:08:05 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) has confirmed members will take strike action from 7am Tuesday 17th January until 8am Friday 20th January 2017. More >>

Resident Doctors Set to Strike Again

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:45:29 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed.More >>

Union’s strike action to hit thousands of patients

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:40:38 +1300 | DHB Shared Services

Several thousand patients’ nationwide will be directly impacted by the NZ Resident Doctors’ Association’s decision to proceed with a 73-hour strike at 18 of the 20 DHBs next week.More >>

Talks fail to avert strike action in doctors’ dispute

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:39:31 +1300 | DHB Shared Services

13 January 2017 Talks fail to avert strike action in doctors’ dispute Ongoing talks between the NZRDA, the resident medical doctors’ union and the 20 DHBs, have failed to avert a three day strike by junior doctors which begins at 18 DHBs at 7.00am on ...More >>

Canterbury DHB prepared for second strike

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:27:48 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB prepared for second strike planned for next week by members of the RDA More >>

New Cath Lab Means One-stop Care for Heart Patients

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:32:34 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A new cardiology centre at Tauranga Hospital will provide care close to home in a one-stop-shop for heart patients. The Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) will take its first patient on the afternoon of Monday 16 January. The Cath Lab forms ...More >>

Sexual health advice still available on Coast

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:59:34 +1300 | West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Boards wants to reassure patients that the Grey and Westport sexual health clinics continue to operate as usual. A recent article about the pending closure of the Greymouth Family Planning Clinic has caused some confusion, ...More >>

Hawke’s Bay Hospital impacted by junior doctors’ strike

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:54:23 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital services will be severely impacted with many outpatient clinics and non-emergency surgeries postponed due to next week's planned three-day, 73 hour national strike by junior doctors.More >>

Health bosses happy to receive, less willing to give

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:30:10 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest report on district health board chief executive salaries shows that health bosses are continuing to get higher pay rises than they’re prepared to give others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ...More >>

St John apply to end bargaining with FIRST Union

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:12:12 +1300 | First Union

The union representing over 1000 St John Ambulance staff has today received confirmation from the Employment Relations Authority that St John has lodged an application to withdraw from bargaining without concluding a collective agreement. If St John were ...More >>

Hospital specialists saddened by tragic death

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:50:18 +1300 | ASMS

“Hospital specialists are saddened by the tragic death of our Whanganui Branch President Dr Chris Cresswell while mountain bike riding last Saturday,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

ED swells under pressure from holidaymakers

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:58:20 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

28 December 2016 ED swells under pressure from holidaymakers Holidaymakers are flooding into Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department with non-urgent medical conditions and are encouraged to first seek help from an accident and medical centre or pharmacy. ...More >>

Alarm bells going off in the public health sector

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:25:51 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“How many times do alarm bells have to go off in the public health sector before the Government and hospital bosses sit up and take notice,” asks Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

Statement on behalf of 2 Tongan men in Hawke’s Bay Hospital

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:11:24 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The two men in Hawke’s Bay Hospital, (male in his early-30s and an18-year-old male) following the Christmas Eve Gisborne bus crash, have asked Hawke’s Bay District Health Board to release the below statement on their behalf. They have also asked ...More >>

A ‘Neonatal Unit Christmas’ for hundreds of babies

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 17:11:07 +1300 | Neonatal Trust

If the averages play true, there will be 16 babies born premature in New Zealand on Christmas Day. A number more will need specialist care as a result of health issues and complications. They will join the hundreds of other babies already in a neonatal ...More >>

When, and when not to attend ED

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:11:44 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Over the Christmas/New Year period they are especially busy. Time is critical in an ED and patients are seen in the order of the seriousness of ...More >>

Financial review provides clarity on Canterbury DHB path

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:18:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has released the second stage of a financial review by PwC on Canterbury DHB’s future financial performance. More >>

 

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