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Senior doctors acknowledge Annette King’s work in health

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 16:12:51 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The union for senior doctors, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), acknowledges the considerable work Labour’s Deputy Leader and health spokesperson Annette King has done in her time in Parliament and wishes her all the best for the ...More >>

Outpatients making the most of free bus fares

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:40:57 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s (HBDHB) investment into offering free bus fares for people attending outpatient appointments at Hawke’s Bay Hospital and Napier Health is already making an impact with 345 outpatients choosing to take the ...More >>

Jasmax Appoints Expert in Health Facilities Planning

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:06:18 +1300 | Jasmax

Leading New Zealand architectural and design firm Jasmax has appointed an expert in health facilities planning and project management to its busy health and hospital studio.More >>

Poor retention rates for overseas-trained doctors in NZ

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:06:31 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New Zealand’s success in attracting overseas-trained doctors isn’t matched by our ability to hang onto them, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

Vital announces two off-market hospital acquisitions

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:30:41 +1300 | Vital Healthcare Property Trust

Vital Healthcare Property Trust (Vital) today announced the acquisition of a 30-bed private mental health hospital in Western Australia for A$20.0m and a 31-bed private surgical hospital in Auckland for $33.0m. Although acquired separately, the combined ...More >>

Vital Healthcare expands footprint with new purchases

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:05:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Vital Healthcare Property Trust has continued its acquisition spree since last year's capital raising, buying hospitals in Perth and Auckland. More >>

Kowhai Manor to close

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:00:12 +1300 | West Coast DHB

Greymouth rest home Kowhai Manor will close by 31 March, as the Ministry of Health has withdrawn certification following a recent audit. More >>

Te Omanga Hospice buys Britannia House

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:35:42 +1300 | Te Omanga Hospice

Te Omanga Hospice, the Hutt Valley specialist palliative care provider, today announced that it purchased Britannia House in Petone at an auction held in Lower Hutt yesterday. Britannia House is a former aged care facility which closed late last year due to ...More >>

Free WiFi keeps patients connected

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:29:08 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Staying in hospital is more enjoyable with free WiFi provided at Wellington Regional, Kenepuru Community and Hutt Hospitals, and the Kapiti Health Centre. More >>

Settlement of NZRDA MECA Reached

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:23:19 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today. More >>

Two Firsts in Bay of Plenty Health Target Success

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:01:47 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Improving performance and two firsts are the story of this quarter’s health target results in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Port Hills Fire Update 1pm - Fire overview

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:35:08 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Fire crews continued patrolling the fire scene last night, focusing on dampening down hotspots at Christchurch Adventure Park. Crew are also focusing on hotspots in the Early Valley Road, Hoon Hay Valley Road and Worsleys Spur area with a 40-50% ...More >>

Latest health target results – West Coast

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show West Coast DHB has made good progress, but there’s more to be done. More >>

Canterbury Health System's one million electronic referrals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:57:27 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Electronic referrals by Canterbury clinicians through the South Island’s Electronic Request Management System (ERMS) have just passed the one million milestone. More >>

Air Desk concept to be put to the test

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:24:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A government-funded trial of an Air Desk that will centralise the handling of the country’s emergency air ambulance callouts is to commence today. More >>

Update on NZRDA and DHB bargaining

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:02:18 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

New Zealand’s Resident Doctors have been in negotiation for the renewal of the MECA (Multi Employer Collective Employment Agreement) for over a year now, with the key issue having been safer rosters for Resident Doctors. The MECA expired in February ...More >>

Family responds to 'report' into Nicky Stevens' death

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:42:17 +1300 | David Macpherson

The family of Nicky Stevens, the 21-year-old man who died in March 2015 while under the legal care of the DHB, have expressed outrage at the DHB’s official ‘report’ claiming Nicky’s care “ whilst in Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre was of a good ...More >>

Wintec launches OET for int'l healthcare professionals

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:36:11 +1300 | Wintec

Wintec is now an official testing venue for an English language test designed to support healthcare professionals in gaining professional registration and employment. More >>

Overwhelming response after theft from children’s ward

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:19:24 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

There has been an overwhelming public response to news that a PlayStation 4 was stolen from Wellington Regional Hospital’s children’s ward. More >>

Canterbury DHB CEO Update - Monday 13 February

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:30:40 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates reflects on what has been achieved in the past six years since the February 2011 quakes. More >>


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