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Patient dies after being restrained at Whangārei Hospital

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:36:37 +1300 | RNZ

A man has died at Whangārei Hospital after being restrained following an assault on a staff member. More >>

Local nurse named ‘neonatal nurse of the year’

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:08:29 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Wellington neonatal nurse practitioner Paula Dellabarca has spent her career helping some of the region’s smallest and most vulnerable patients and their families. More >>

Canterbury transfers one million patient records to SI PICS

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:08:21 +1300 |

More than one million patient records have been transferred to Canterbury DHB’s new patient management and administration system, the South Island Patient Information Care System. SI PICS went live across CDHB on 6 October. Provided by Orion Health, ...More >>

Te Ara Oranga Supreme Winner

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:41:10 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

An initiative to reduce the hold that methamphetamine has over the Northland region, Te Ara Oranga was awarded the Cedric Kelly Supreme Award at the 2018 Northland Health and Social Innovation Bi-annual Awards at Forum North on Wednesday.More >>

East Coast nurses and health care assistants to join strike

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:34:59 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO nurses and health care assistants (HCAs) will join colleagues in various professions, and from three other unions, in a 24 hour strike over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with East Coast PHO Ngāti Porou Hauora (NPH). The strike will ...More >>

New facilities for Bay of Islands Hospital

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 11:16:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says a new outpatients and primary care facility at the Bay of Islands Hospital at Kawakawa will give people better access to the range of services they need.More >>

Three Mumps cases confirmed in Hastings

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 11:49:47 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay health officials are urging parents to check their children’s immunisation status following three cases of mumps recently being confirmed in Hastings.More >>

Raising meningococcal disease awareness amongst doctors

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 16:50:56 +1300 | Northland DHB

It is truly tragic that three people in Northland have lost their lives to this dangerous disease, however we question the assertions that we should have warned the public earlier. More >>

Mauri stone-laying marks start of children’s hospital build

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 15:55:51 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A ceremony was held today for the customary laying of a mauri stone to signal the beginning of construction of the new children’s hospital. More >>

Government commits $45.6m to new children’s hospital

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 12:09:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government has committed $45.6m to Wellington’s new state of the art children’s hospital – a project fast tracked by a $50m donation by businessman Mark Dunajtschik.More >>

Early intervention wait times increase significantly

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 17:10:47 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government has failed to deliver on its commitments to reduce children’s waiting times for early intervention service with wait times increasing significantly, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis says.More >>

Southern’s Heath Care Home expands

Thu, 1 Nov 2018 16:45:30 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern’s Heath Care Home expands further across the district with launch of programme’s second phase More >>

Specialist burnout crisis in public hospitals

Sat, 27 Oct 2018 14:52:05 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Health Minister must require health bosses to address specialist burnout crisis in public hospitals; more specialists needed More >>

New Christchurch Outpatients to open on Monday 29 October

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:24:07 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

The first three of 27 services will move into the new $72 million Christchurch Outpatient facility this weekend. From early this morning, Friday 26 October, staff from the Eye Clinic, Haematology and Pre Admission have been packing boxes even as Crown Relocation ...More >>

Government must protect the right of senior doctors to speak

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 10:05:25 +1300 | ASMS

“Any new State Sector Act must protect the right of senior doctors to speak publicly on matters that pose a risk to patient safety or the public health system,” says Angela Belich, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ...More >>

Palmerston North Hospital to mark 125th Anniversary

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:47:52 +1300 | MidCentral District Health Board

Brian Wilton’s replica 1930s ambulance will be the star attraction of a display at Te Manawa to mark the Palmerston North Hospital’s 125th Anniversary. More >>

Strike action planned at Hawke's Bay Hospital

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:17:02 +1300 | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s anaesthetic technicians, who are members of the Association of Professionals and Executive Employee Inc (APEX), have voted to strike for 24 hours from 7am 24 October until 7am 25 October.More >>

Antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:52:20 +1300 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island camp to provide protective antibiotics and assess the risk to others after a young man attending the camp died from suspected meningococcal disease last night in Auckland ...More >>

New $220 million surgical hospital supports best care

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:46:10 +1300 | Waitemata District Health Board

Today’s announcement of a new $220 million surgical hospital on the North Shore Hospital campus will create significant additional elective capacity to meet the future health needs of the people of the Waitemata district and beyond.More >>

Minister of Health Announces Local Investment

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:05:37 +1300 | Northland DHB

Today, the Minister of Health Dr David Clark announced $24M towards improving facilities at Whangarei Hospital. More >>


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