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Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:19:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the Wellington Hospitals Volunteer Service as the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. More >>

This ‘technical error’ is hurting big time

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:17:45 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman cannot resort to his ongoing litany that the Ministry of Health’s $38 million budget blunder is an error on paper only, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.More >>

Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:02:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

19 June 2017 Media Statement Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has marked the 20th anniversary of the Green Prescription initiative, which has seen around 400,000 medication-free healthy lifestyle prescriptions ...More >>

NZ Babies Exposed to a High-Sugar Diet

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:02:06 +1200 | Auckland University

A leading child health and obesity expert is warning babies are being weaned into a high sugar diet from as young as four months old – and the problem is being unheeded by health officials.More >>

Trial Pioneers New Standard of Care for Skin Cancer Patients

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:58:16 +1200 | TROG Cancer Research

Patients with advanced skin cancer can now be spared from having to undergo chemotherapy, with results from a new Australian study showing that surgery combined with radiotherapy is a more effective treatment. More >>

Report Finds "Unacceptable Discrepancies" in Death Rates

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:45:59 +1200 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has identified what it says are unacceptable discrepancies in the mortality rates for New Zealand’s most deprived populations.More >>

Cancer and HIV patients and children to benefit from PHARMAC

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:49:33 +1200 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has announced the funding of five new treatments and wider use of over 30 existing treatments, which are set to benefit many New Zealanders from 1 July 2017. PHARMAC helps New Zealanders live healthier and better lives every day, and this ...More >>

Volunteering meaningful and rewarding

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:32:15 +1200 | Bay Of Plenty DHB

Volunteering meaningful and rewarding “I wanted to do something meaningful with my time and helping others has given me that and more,” says mother-of-two, and volunteer, Lynne Riddle. Lynne has been volunteering at Tauranga Hospital’s Ward ...More >>

All Blacks players visit Starship Children’s Hospital

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:59:41 +1200 | ASB Bank

Ten All Blacks brought smiles to the faces of Starship patients and their families as they visited the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland on Wednesday morning. More >>

Sir Peter Snell to be Super Seniors Champions Patron

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:28:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Sporting legend, academic and life coach Sir Peter Snell is to become patron of New Zealand’s SuperSeniors Champions programme and help raise awareness of senior’s issues such as elder abuse and neglect.More >>

Two Massey Health Researchers Secure Over $6M in HRC Funding

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:16:09 +1200 | Massey University

Two health researchers from Massey University’s College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), targeting occupational disease in New Zealand as well as international ...More >>

Supreme Court gives big tick to dangerous DHB policy

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:59:10 +1200 | Dave Macpherson

Supreme Court decision supporting Waitemata DHB ban on smoking areas in ‘secure’ mental health units called “stupid” by father of Waikato DHB patient whose death arose from the policy Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision supporting the Waitemata ...More >>

Supreme Court Decision – “a Win for Patient Health”

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:47:37 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board welcomes today’s decision in the Supreme Court to uphold its smokefree policy. More >>

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:26:41 +1200 | Northland DHB

Second Chance At Life Thanks to Kidney Conversations It is essential for people suffering kidney failure to talk to their whānau and spread awareness that they will need a kidney donated to them at some point. Anybody in good health with two ...More >>

Keynote Speakers Announced for NZ Resus 2018

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:41:07 +1200 | Resuscitation Council

Professor Myra Wyckoff, Associate Professor Marcus Ong, and Dr Jasmeet Soar have today been announced as keynote speakers for the New Zealand Resuscitation Council’s next conference, NZ Resus 2018 – Coming of Age , to be held in Wellington on 19-21 ...More >>

Making safer havens for our older people

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:41:33 +1200 | Massey University

Nursing homes should be safe places for our older people, but unfortunately, the number of cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and residential care facilities continues to grow. More >>

$2 billion pay equity settlement bill passes into law

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 20:01:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

$2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill to implement a historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers passed into law ...More >>

HCHA slams government for short-changing the Pay Equity deal

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 16:39:05 +1200 | Home and Community Health Association

June 8, 2017 – The Home and Community Health Association (HCHA), whose members provide more than 95 percent of government-contracted home and community support services, claims that the Government’s broken promise to fully fund the Pay Equity ...More >>

Bioengineers show how science is personalising healthcare

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 14:43:24 +1200 | Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Imagine going to the doctor and seeing a personalised 3D model of your heart, lungs and gut flash up on a computer screen. More >>

$160,000 for child autism and sleep disruption research

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:29:27 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researcher Dr Laurie McLay has received an emerging researcher first grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) valued at $160,825 over three years.More >>

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