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Poll on fluoridation hogwash

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:08:48 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Poll on fluoridation hogwash Too many children have lifetime opportunities limited because of poor health and more needs to be done, says Labour’s Whanau Ora spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta “The number of tamariki hospitalised suffering from tooth decay is ...More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:59:30 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Government announces $3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough – Media Statement to be attributed to Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB Chair: More >>

Record Fundraising Effort Helps Sick Bay Children

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:31:12 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Sick Bay of Plenty children have been given a boost of nearly $130,000 thanks to the annual Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. More >>

NZ health on cusp of bright new digital era

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:14:23 +1300 | New Zealand Health Information and Technology

New Zealand health is on the cusp of an exciting new era in bettering the country’s healthcare for all Kiwis, New Zealand Health, Information and Technology (NZHIT) chief executive Scott Arrol says.More >>

Fire in mental health unit at Wellington Regional Hospital

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:39:10 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A client set fire to a mattress in a bedroom at the Te Whare O Matairangi unit at Wellington Regional Hospital campus. More >>

Give Young Patients a Better Christmas

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:37:09 +1300 | Westfield

Christmas is traditionally a special time when families come together, exchange gifts and share joy but for many young people, this occasion can highlight the hard times they are facing in hospital.More >>

Whangaparaoa residents open their festive houses

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:13:08 +1300 | Hibiscus Hospice

For some, decking the halls with boughs of holly and spending time untangling fairy lights is all part and parcel of bringing the family together to celebrate the festive season. More >>

Unjustified hurtful attack on southern radiologists

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:22:46 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The criticism of radiologists at Southern District Health Board was an unjustified attack,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

Proud to have been Chair of Hutt Valley DHB

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:40:09 +1300 | Hutt Valley DHB

Improved performance on national health targets, a stronger financial position and better relationships with primary care are achievements Hutt Valley DHB Chair Dr Virginia Hope is especially proud of. More >>

Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for health

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:37:27 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale.More >>

Minister announces DHB Board appointments

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:43:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the appointed members of 19 DHBs, including seven new board chair appointments. More >>

Juggling of people and staff to meet health targets is risky

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:34:18 +1300 | NZNO

NZNO chief executive Memo Musa is calling for a stock-take of operations at Waikato Hospital to be assured that nurses and their care of patients is not at risk because of there being too many pressure points at risk of bursting.More >>

New Meals on Wheels menu gets South Island thumbs-up

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:32:46 +1300 | Compass Group

Meals on Wheels (MoW) volunteer drivers – invited to give Compass Group’s new MoW menu a test drive at a Dunedin Hospital tasting session this week – have given the new menu a big thumbs-up. More >>

Update on Buller Health Centre

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:19:37 +1300 | Ministry of Health

Good progress is being made towards building the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre in Westport. More >>

Southern DHB opens dedicated Education Centre

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:02:48 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB opens dedicated Education Centre Simulation suites, which can be set up to replicate operating theatre or an emergency department resuscitation bay, are a feature of a purpose built education centre opened at Southland Hospital today. ...More >>

Follow-up checks vital for patient safety

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:10:26 +1300 | NZ Orthopaedic Association

The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) says making follow up checks on patients who have had surgery is critical to patient safety and quality care. More >>

Earthquake Journalism Grant Announced

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:17:26 +1300 | The Scoop Foundation

The Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism has announced a new $5,000 grant round for significant earthquake related public interest journalism projects. This funding round has been fast-tracked in order to respond constructively to the recent ...More >>

Family violence screening among the highest in the country

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:49:26 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A ‘back to basics’ approach at the Wellington Children’s Hospital has resulted in a leap in Capital & Coast DHB’s (CCDHB) family violence screening rates, which are now among the highest of any DHB around the country.More >>

NZPSHA signs RACS Respect Agreement

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:12:58 +1300 | NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association

The New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to build respect and improve patient safety in surgery. More >>

Enough is Enough – Time for a Review

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:10:06 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The letter written by orthopaedic surgeons to Waikato District Health Board proves enough is enough and New Zealand First is calling for an independent review of the whole health system and its funding.More >>


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