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Serious crash in Waikato – UPDATE

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:37:29 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Road diversions are in place tonight around Hamilton International Airport, following a serious motor vehicle crash on Ohaupo Rd (SH3). More >>

Picture perfect scans for mums and bubs

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:59:30 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Women across the lower North Island and upper South Island now have free access to the latest in ultrasound technology, with Wellington Regional Hospital having this week installed two new maternal fetal medicine (MFM) ultrasound scanners.More >>

Govt grants should fund Kiwi tech pilots, founder says

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:51:06 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Govt grants should fund Kiwi tech pilots rather than hand out cash, start-up founder says More >>

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:17:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest results from the Kiwis Count survey show New Zealanders continue to experience high levels of patient satisfaction with the health sector. “Kiwis Count is an ...More >>

Calling for the return of loan equipment no longer required

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:16:32 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

If you are no longer using Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy equipment, please return it to your local hospital. The Allied Health team are asking clients to return loan equipment which is no longer required to ensure there is enough in stock for ...More >>

Sky Bridge next major step

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:41:16 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key today opened North Shore Hospital’s new Sky Bridge linking the Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) with the main hospital tower as part of plans to further integrate and expand services on the North Shore Hospital ...More >>

Commissioner invests in Primary Health Care for South

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:09:22 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

More clinical pharmacists, and greater access to “telehealth” were two significant investments in a safer, more patient-centred health system approved by Commissioner Kathy Grant, discussed at today’s Southern District Health Board Commissioner team ...More >>

New Sky Bridge at North Shore Hospital opens

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:41:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman attended today’s opening of the new Sky Bridge at North Shore Hospital which will enable Waitemata DHB to perform more elective surgeries.More >>

New Executive Leadership Team appointment

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:27:53 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Nelson Marlborough Health Chief Executive Chris Fleming has announced the appointment of Cathy O’Malley as General Manager Strategy, Primary and Community. More >>

Motor Neurone Disease- Latest News

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:24:22 +1200 | MND Association

Global MND/ALS Awareness Day is June 21, 2016 • Walks 2 D'Feet MND to be held in 12 New Zealand cities and towns on September 25th • Three inspiring women with MND take the lead • Well-known Kiwis join upcoming campaign More >>

Health Minister sitting idle

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:41:13 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is reiterating its call for Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to urgently undertake an inquiry into mental health services, or risk more people needlessly suffering and dying because of inadequate care and oversight.More >>

Half Chain Road crash UPDATE

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:12:17 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Following a serious crash between two cars at the Half Chain Road and State Highway 1 intersection, three people are in hospital. More >>

1000 + have benefitted from hospital flight service

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:28:51 +1200 | Hauora Tairawhiti

In 2012 the then Tairāwhiti District Health Board made the decision to launch its own flight service. Faced with increasing costs and lengthy delays getting patients urgent access to specialist care in larger hospitals, an innovative solution was ...More >>

Abortion Statistics: Year ended December 2015

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:42:11 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The number of abortions performed in New Zealand in 2015 was comparable to last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. A total of 13,155 induced abortions were performed, compared with 13,137 in 2014.More >>

Bringing stroke specialists to bedsides – via video

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:13:52 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Nelson Marlborough Health is one of three district health boards to pilot a tele-stroke service that will give doctors 24/7 access to a neurologist based at Wellington Regional Hospital.More >>

E tū says hospital kitchen should pick up Meals on Wheels

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:27:20 +1200 | E Tu

The union, E tū, is urging the Counties Manukau DHB to consider the health of elderly Pukekohe residents, and tell its food services contractor, Compass, to resume freshly cooked Meals on Wheels.More >>

$890,000 funding to investigate nursing fatigue

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:26:43 +1200 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is thrilled to be part of a 3-year research project that aims to find ways of managing fatigue in hospital-based nurses. More >>

Princess Margaret Hospital is Here to Stay for a While Yet

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:22:53 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Moving some patients from The Princess Margaret Hospital to Burwood Hospital is underway without a hitch but it’s left some confusion around the future of the old Cashmere site, a landmark of the southern suburbs since 1959.More >>

Plans for brand new Medical Centre to be built in Whitianga.

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:22:07 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

An agreement has been reached for a parcel of land which is the proposed site of a new medical facility in Mercury Bay. The agreement will now require Council approval at its next meeting on 29 June. This follows successful discussions between Whitianga ...More >>

$4.4m for Massey health research

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:21:57 +1200 | Massey University

Five Massey University College of Health research projects have been awarded more than $4 million in funding from the Health Research Council to tackle issues including screening for cervical cancer, cancer survival rates in Māori, improving smoking ...More >>


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