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Government short on DHB capital

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:34:46 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s incomplete ‘mini-Budget’ leaves the health system without a sufficient budget for capital expenditure, National Party Health Spokesperson Jonathan Coleman says.More >>

Acting Chief Executive appointed to Capital & Coast DHB

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:26:52 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Andrew Blair, Board Chair of Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs, has today announced the appointment of Dr Ashley Bloomfield as the Acting Chief Executive (CE) for Capital & Coast DHB.More >>

United Arab Emirates assists Regional Children’s Hospital

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:22:23 +1300 | Wellington Hospitals Foundation

United Arab Emirates new Ambassador to New Zealand His Excellency Mr. Saleh Alsuwaidi today presented Bill Day, Chair Wellington Hospitals Foundation with a cheque for US$20,000 to assist sick New Zealand and Pacific Island children.More >>

Grey Base overbridge to close 8 January

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:31:34 +1300 | West Coast DHB

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for 10 days from Monday 8 to Thursday 18 January so pipework can be laid.More >>

West Coast DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:35:22 +1300 | Westcoast DHB

DHB Focus on People documents quality initiatives The West Coast District Health Board has published its annual “Quality Accounts” newspaper, “Focus on People”, to demonstrate the huge number of quality initiatives going on through the health ...More >>

Nurses vote no to DHB MECA offer

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:39:50 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO members have rejected the proposed DHB MECA (multi-employer collective agreement) covering the November 2017 to July 2020 period. An overview of the offer as it was presented to members can be found here . More >>

Proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential facility

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:14:44 +1300 | West Coast DHB

DHB announces proposed closure of Dunsford aged residential care facility The West Coast District Health Board has announced a proposal to close the Westport-based Dunsford Ward rest home and hospital level aged residential care facility by 1 March ...More >>

Medsafe introduces surgical mesh restrictions

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:46:26 +1300 | Medsafe

Medsafe is taking action in New Zealand to remove from supply and effectively limit the use of certain surgical mesh products used for urogynaecological indications. More >>

Vital Healthcare Property Trust buys Queensland hospital

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:26:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Vital Healthcare Property Trust has bought Eden Rehabilitation Hospital in Cooroy in Queensland, Australia, for A$23.8 million as part of its ongoing diversification strategy.More >>

Vital Acquires Eden Rehabilitation Hospital for $23.8M

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:13:14 +1300 | Vital Healthcare Property Trust

Vital Healthcare Property Trust (Vital) announced today that it has acquired Eden Rehabilitation Hospital (Eden) in Cooroy, Queensland. Eden is a private rehabilitation hospital leased to Healthe Care Australia (Healthe Care) for 20 years, with future ...More >>

Doctors Welcome Removal of Chair of Dunedin Hospital Rebuild

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:46:28 +1300 | ASMS

Senior Doctors Welcome Removal of Chair of Dunedin Hospital Rebuild Group But More to Be Done Including Clinical LeadershipMore >>

Health Minister Puts Dunedin Hospital Rebuild at Risk

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:37:03 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Jonathan Coleman says the new Health Minister is jeopardising the tough timetable he has set himself for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild with the sacking of two members of the Southern Partnership Group.More >>

Southland children benefit from Countdown Kids Appel

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:52:26 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southland Hospital Children’s Services received a massive $87,829 from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal today, following a three-month fundraising effort from Countdown staff, customers and suppliers around the country.More >>

ACEM receives VicHealth award for alcohol abuse and harm

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 18:43:45 +1300 | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The peak body for emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand is thrilled by the news that the College has been recognised with a VicHealth award for its work in the prevention of alcohol related harm.More >>

Big hospitals are more efficient, study shows

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:50:04 +1300 | University of Queensland

Size matters when it comes to a hospital’s operational efficiency and smaller hospitals have a higher risk of inefficiency, a study has found. More >>

Countdown fundraising effort nets nearly $100,000

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:24:00 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Sick Bay of Plenty children have been given a boost of nearly $100,000 thanks to the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. More >>

New Compensation Regime Great News for Organ Donors

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 16:12:24 +1300 | Kidney Health NZ

New Compensation Regime Great News for Organ Donors December 6th marks the launch of the Ministry of Health’s new financial regime for compensating live organ donors for lost income – the result of legislation which passed unanimously through Parliament ...More >>

Countdown Kids Appeal - $112,000 for Child Health Care

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 16:23:59 +1300 | Northland DHB

The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has wrapped up for 2017 with the handover of $112,158 to Northland District Health Board Child Health Services. More >>

Ryman’s newest village honours Father of Auckland

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 16:17:58 +1300 | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare is naming its newest Auckland village after the man known as the father of Auckland, Sir John Logan Campbell (1817 – 1912). More >>

PSA welcomes Waikato DHB probe

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:10:40 +1300 | PSA

The Auditor-General’s inquiry into Waikato District Health Board’s spending on SmartHealth is a welcome development, the PSA says. More >>


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