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All Kiwis to have same standard of cancer care

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:34:39 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

All Kiwis to have same standard of cancer care National Cancer Agency to drive fresh approach Embargoed to 12 noon Sunday July 23 Labour is promising that all New Zealanders will have access to the same level of cancer care no matter where they live in the ...More >>

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:56:02 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer: Response to Labour Announcement on Cancer Care Every year 3,000 men in this country are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 600 die – more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than women diagnosed with ...More >>

Philip Shouler on Bowel Cancer Screening

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:07:40 +1200 | Philip Shouler

I can imagine that with this weeks' announcement of the first 2 DHB's in NZ to start bowel cancer screening that those responsible will be beating their chests with pride and self importance.More >>

Resignation of Debbie Chin, CEO CCDHB

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:44:52 +1200 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

The New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) congratulates Debbie Chin for her work at Capital and Coast DHB. Earlier today, Debbie Chin announced her resignation from CCDHB, to take effect later this year.More >>

Spike in Synthetic Cannabis Related Incidents And Deaths

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:35:09 +1200 | Joint Press Release

St John and Auckland District Health Board and are asking the public to refrain from taking synthetic cannabis products due the detrimental effect they are having on health, lives, and emergency health care.More >>

Waitemata: Repairs underway to hospital water main

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:10:59 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) has initiated an emergency management response at North Shore Hospital due to a rupture of a water main supplying the hospital. This has caused an interruption to water supplied to inpatient wards, theatres and ...More >>

CE Debbie Chin standing down at the end of the year

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:09:33 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) Chief Executive Debbie Chin today announced her intention to stand down at the end of 2017. More >>

Nurses express support for Debbie Chin

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:38:46 +1200 | NZNO

NZNO is alarmed to hear today of the resignation of Debbie Chin, Chief Executive of Capital and Coast DHB. Many members and staff are personally upset to see how the ongoing underfunding of the DHB has caused a highly capable leader to leave the ...More >>

Government message to DHB heads: ‘Keep quiet or else’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:25:59 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Treasury’s release of papers about Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) financial performance appears to have been deliberately designed to intimidate and silence senior DHB officials who have dared to question the adequacy of government ...More >>

Waitemata DHB – winter illness and an aging population

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:44:29 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is experiencing increased demand from sick patients who are requiring admission to inpatient beds and is asking patients to only present to North Shore and Waitakere hospital emergency departments in emergency ...More >>

Leading the way on infection control

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:23:27 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Wellington Regional Hospital is leading the way in using an anti-staph bundle to help prevent staph infections among cardiac surgery patients. More >>

Canterbury GP teams stand with their hospital colleagues

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:11:02 +1200 | Joint Press Release

As chairs of the three Primary Health Organisations representing all Canterbury general practices we fully support our hospital colleagues’ position as outlined by Dr Alistair Humphrey in the Christchurch Press 19 July 2017.More >>

Bariatric Surgery Registry Launches in New Zealand

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:24:32 +1200 | Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zeal

Thursday 19 July, 2017 - New Zealand’s first Bariatric Surgery Registry launches nation-wide this week, an initiative that will allow surgeons to accurately compare outcomes for patients who have undergone an operation for obesity across public and ...More >>

Bowel Cancer Screening Cost-Effective

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:08:35 +1200 | Otago University

Bowel-cancer screening in New Zealand will improve health cost effectively, according to University of Otago research just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. More >>

Snafu at Princess Margaret

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:33:47 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.More >>

Process to restore DHB computer systems progresses slowly

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:59:07 +1200 | Ministry of Health

A fire early on Monday in the DHB's main computer server room on the Rotorua Hospital site caused a major outage which has affected computer and patient management systems, along with email and Internet access. More >>

Blenheim cryptosporidium outbreak lingers

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:52:31 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Cases of cryptosporidiosis continue to be confirmed in Blenheim, with the public health focus now on reminding early childcare centres how to avoid preventing more cases.More >>

Countdown helps bring new medical equipment to Christchurch

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:33:59 +1200 | Countdown

Countdown helps bring a new modern piece of medical equipment to Christchurch Hospital A new respiratory body box at Christchurch Hospital will help Canterbury children with their breathing tests. The paediatric body plethysmograph, the first in the ...More >>

Breast Screening Booklet Demystifies Mammograms

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:22:27 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A newly released booklet guiding Northland women who have an intellectual disability through the breast cancer screening process is hoped to help patients nationwide. More >>

Why senior doctors are thinking of leaving public hospitals

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:21:58 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Feelings of disillusionment, exhaustion and low morale are driving senior doctors to consider leaving New Zealand’s public hospitals much earlier than they would otherwise.More >>


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