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New Christchurch child cancer facility opens

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new facility for children undergoing cancer treatment in Christchurch. “The new interim Child Haematology and Oncology Centre at Christchurch Hospital will help staff to deliver the best ...More >>

South Sudan: Pervasive Violence Against Healthcare

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:23:43 +1300 | Medecins San Frontieres

Juba, South Sudan, July 1, 2014 - Violence in hospitals and the destruction of medical facilities are denying medical services to many of South Sudan 's most vulnerable people, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today in a report, South Sudan Conflict: ...More >>

Laboratory Specialists Oppose Wellington Privatisation

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:10:31 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Pathologists and infection control specialists working in the Wellington region’s public hospital laboratories are expressing strong concern about possible privatisation of the laboratory service and the clinical risks that will arise if privatisation ...More >>

Pharmacies provide relief for Hutt Valley and Wgtn patients

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:03:05 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Patients can now dispose of used needles more conveniently and safely, thanks to a new disposal scheme funded by the Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast district health boards.More >>

Ensuring the Power Stays On For Turangi Patients

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:55:53 +1300 | BayTrust

If a civil emergency were to strike the central North Island, staff at Turangi’s Community Health Centre would be right on the front line. Volcanic eruptions from nearby Mt Ruapehu, lahars, earthquakes or other natural disasters could occur at ...More >>

Aucklanders to Benefit from Keyhole Surgical Laser

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:16:47 +1300 | Impact PR

A new, less invasive laser surgery technique could allow more Kiwis to benefit from corrective surgery according to some of the country’s top ophthalmologists. The technique, called SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction), offers patients a ...More >>

Woman airlifted to hospital

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:18:30 +1300 | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Today around lunch time the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the Te Kaha Medical centre where a 40 year old Waihau Bay woman was suffering from a serious medical event. The woman was stabilised at the medical centre ...More >>

Liam Butler interviews Kate Russell

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:40:55 +1300 | Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

Kate Russell is a fellow of The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) , chair of the FINZ Ethics Committee and past FINZ board member. Kate is chair of Pharmac's Consumer Advisory Committee , a board member of Pacific Pathways and a Paediatric ...More >>

New CT scanners at Dunedin Hospital

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:09:39 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern patients are benefitting from new state of the art CT scanners in the Oncology and Radiology Departments at Dunedin Hospital. More >>

Kiwis Missing Out on Surgery for Lack of Beds

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:22:41 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Potentially life-saving surgery is being postponed in New Zealand hospitals due to bed shortages in Intensive Care Units, says New Zealand First. More >>

Hawke’s bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:02:11 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Hawke’s bay health boss gets his foot stuck in his mouth; surgery recommended to remove it” More >>

10 years of Operating Room induction program

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:06:17 +1300 | Auckland District Health Board

Nursing staff at Auckland DHB are celebrating this month after completing the 10th year of a successful Operating Room (OR) education program. More >>

ProCare Nursing Director appointed

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:47:23 +1300 | ProCare Health

Lorraine Hetaraka-Stevens begins her new role today as ProCare’s Nursing Director. Clinical Director Dr Allan Moffitt says the PHO took some time to select the right candidate for this position because nursing leadership is integral to the future ...More >>

Wellington Free Ambulance expands Capital’s food rescue

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:22:11 +1300 | Wellington Free Ambulance

Wellington Free Ambulance is now partnering with Kaibosh food rescue and Wellington Hospital’s Wishbone café to plug a gap in the Capital’s food rescue chain. More >>

Muhammad Ali Released from Hospital

Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:13:02 +1300 | Boxcar PR

Muhammad Ali was released from the hospital earlier today. Ali had been hospitalized for continued treatment for a severe urinary tract infection. The boxing legend is now at his home. Ali looks forward to celebrating his 73rd birthday tomorrow with ...More >>

Union gobsmacked at hospital bosses’ pay hikes

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:46:58 +1300 | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing cooks, cleaners, security staff and orderlies in district health board hospitals is shocked to hear reports of massive pay hikes for DHB CEOs today.More >>

DHB Double Standards on Wages Shows Contempt for Staff

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:31:49 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The size of the pay rises received by public health service bosses in the past financial year beggar belief given that the people who actually deliver the services have been forced to accept real pay cuts,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ...More >>

Man injured by mower

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:28:24 +1300 | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Otorohanga at approximately 2pm on Thursday afternoon to retrieve a 37 year old man injured while working on a mower. More >>

Another 100 Public Hospital Specialists Needed Each Year

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:28:44 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“District health boards needs to recruit 100 extra hospital specialists over and above what they already do if they wants to continue providing quality health care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ...More >>

First Patients for Paediatric Diabetes Telemedicine Clinic

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:52:35 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Central Otago paediatric diabetes patients no longer have to travel to see the specialist team in Dunedin for a thirty minute appointment following the start this week of a new paediatric diabetes telemedicine clinic at Dunstan Hospital.More >>


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