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Warren & Mahoney to lead Buller IFHC design team

Mon, 25 May 2015 16:25:48 +1200 | West Coast District Health

Warren & Mahoney Architects will lead the design team for the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC).  More >>

NZ Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:30:03 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis New Zealand remains on course for an aged-care funding crisis with the government avoiding the issue in Budget 2015, says New Zealand First.More >>

Waikids adopts Qatar U-20 FIFA World Cup team

Mon, 25 May 2015 12:56:23 +1200 | Intelligent Ink

The Qatar U20 FIFA team has been adopted by Waikato Hospital’s Waikids in a symbolic act of friendship between the two organisations. More >>

Ruby’s Cake Pop Tea Towel Art Raises $50k for Starship

Mon, 25 May 2015 12:47:59 +1200 | Starship

Ruby Seeto’s latest Cake Pop tea towel has raised $50,232 to help upgrade the operating theatres and surgical facilities at Starship.More >>

Capital & Coast DHB chief executive appointment

Mon, 25 May 2015 11:45:04 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB Board Chair Dr Virginia Hope said the Board has taken a fresh and independent look at what skills it needed going forward and Mrs Chin was chosen from a large field of high quality candidates.More >>

Bay of Plenty Beca Project Management Team Shines

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:47:39 +1200 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Beca’s Whakatane Hospital project management team is the proud recipient of the Project Management Team of the Year Award. The accolade was announced at the 2015 RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) New Zealand awards evening held in ...More >>

Less than healthy outlook for health sector

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:31:34 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Funding for the health sector in Budget 2015 falls well short of expectations and will do little more than meet current demand, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


Palliative care funds and services must filter to rural area

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:10:14 +1200 | Health Promotion Agency

“Elective surgery, more bowel cancer screening and additional palliative care funding are the health highlights in today’s Budget and are all commendable initiatives, but we need to ensure that funds and services filter through to rural communities,” ...More >>

Local league clubs setting smokefree example

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:02:19 +1200 | Tui Ora

Taranaki’s sports fields are the latest venue for the smokefree message as advocates encourage the junior rugby league community to get behind World Smokefree Day on May 31.More >>

Plunket welcomes steps to help families living in poverty

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:58:47 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is welcoming the child hardship package of $790 million over four years in today’s budget as a step forward in helping children in New Zealand’s poorest families.More >>

Budget Prevents Doctors from Graduating

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:44:03 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Students' Assn

The release of Budget 2015 confirms the fears of medical students with future hopes of joining the medical workforce in New Zealand. They won't have the opportunity to finish their degrees. A Medical degree in New Zealand requires 6 years of study, ...More >>

Government fails - again - to invest in health workforce

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:31:22 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government has failed, yet again, to use its Budget to invest in the health workforce which is the prime source of maintaining and improving the quality of patient care. This leaves hospital specialists to wonder what services might be compromised ...More >>

Southern DHB calling for nurses wanting to return to Nursing

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:34:40 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board's Return to Nursing Programme will run another course in Southland starting the 13th of July, with a call going out to all Registered and Enrolled Nurses who are interested in returning to the workforce.More >>

$12.4m to extend bowel cancer screening pilot

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:35:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 invests $12.4 million to extend the Waitemata District Health Board’s bowel cancer screening pilot to December 2017, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “A colonoscopy can identify whether a person has cancer or pre-cancerous growths. ...More >>

$76.1m more for palliative care and hospices

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:30:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

An extra $76.1 million will be invested over four years to provide more hospice and palliative care services for New Zealanders, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “Hospices make a huge difference to people's lives by ensuring terminally ...More >>

Health investment increases to a record $15.9b

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:22:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s health budget will reach a record $15.9 billion in the coming year, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “It is important that all New Zealanders and their families have access to timely quality healthcare, no matter where they ...More >>

WiFi sparking up Hawke’s Bay health services

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:44:54 +1200 | Spark Digital

Staff, visitors and patients at Hawke’s Bay Hospital can now use free WiFi thanks to Spark Digital. The hospital WiFi service is the same product provided in the Spark phone boxes, and is accessible from all of the Hawke’s Bay Hospital buildings. ...More >>

Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:07:56 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Breast cancer is New Zealand’s third most common cancer, accounting for more than 600 deaths every year and is the most common cancer in women. More >>

New company to advance potential treatment for cancer

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:04:29 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

An immunotherapy technology for treating cancer and other diseases, jointly developed by Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, has been patented and will be the initial focus of ...More >>


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