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Second chance just what the doctor ordered

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:07:40 +1300 | University of Auckland

Getting into medical school is a big deal for any student, but for Nicholas Waaka it is an even greater achievement after he was given a second chance at university. More >>

NZNO welcomes Robertson’s pay increase signal

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:09:13 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Minister of Finance comment to media that nurses were in line for their pay to be addressed with a future “pay bump” will be great news to the nurse workforce. More >>

Smoking cessation interventions needed among Māori

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 13:16:17 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

A recent study has sought to understand smoking trends among nurses and doctors in New Zealand and has identified disparities between Māori and non-Māori healthcare workers. The Otago University study, led by Dr Richard Edwards and colleagues, found ...More >>

Revolutionary Diabetes Sensing Technology

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 11:30:09 +1300 | Abbott

Freestyle® Libre gains expanded indication for people (age 4 to 17 years) with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus in New Zealand system measures glucose levels through small sensor on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days, requiring no routine ...More >>

Private hospitals can reduce burden on struggling DHBs

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 14:42:28 +1300 | NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association

Private surgical hospitals should be used to alleviate the growing pressures on DHBs whose emergency departments have just had their busiest month ever. More >>

Paediatrician Roger Tuck Retires

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:25:53 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Paediatrician Dr Roger Tuck retires from Northland DHB on March 1 and leaves a legacy of 37 years of seeking the best for the young people of Northland. Roger was for many years head of child health, then clinical director and for a time was chief ...More >>

Census at Auckland hospitals

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:37:47 +1300 | Auckland District Health Board

Auckland DHB is gearing up to help hospital patients fill in their Census forms on March 6, Census Day 2018. More >>

Midwives' Union Calls For Action Over Crisis in Workforce

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:19:23 +1300 | MERAS

The midwives’ union, MERAS has spoken out about the crisis in the midwifery workforce and is calling on the government and district health boards to act on pay and conditions. More >>

Grey Base overbridge to close temporarily

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:49:18 +1300 | West Coast District Health

The overbridge connecting the main street of Greymouth with the Grey Base Hospital will be closed for five days from Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March to allow for the installation of in-ground services.More >>

Canterbury Charitable Hospital Trust wins Mitre 10 Award

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:19:59 +1300 | Mitre 10

A hospital that provides free services including a wide range of surgical procedures was last night named Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year for 2018. More >>

E-cigarettes could help smoking cessation in hospitals

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:33:04 +1300 | Massey University

Research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal indicates electronic cigarettes, used as an alternative form of nicotine replacement, are well tolerated by alcoholics admitted to hospital for detoxification and could be helpful for curbing ...More >>

Water tanker now on campus at Taranaki Base Hospital

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:20:12 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB has put measures in place to ensure its business as usual at the hospital even though there is a boil water notice in place until further notice. More >>

Auckland hospitals struggling to cope

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:18:26 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The strong message about a public health system at breaking point that Auckland hospital leaders have given politicians will resonate with senior doctors and other front-line staff who deal with the consequences every day,” says Angela Belich, ...More >>

What is the Government planning for Waikato DHB?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:15:16 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to provide clarity on its plan for rural health and communicate with Waikato DHB to ensure that they can prepare for any possible future advances in their medical school bid, MP for Waikato Tim van de Molen says.More >>

A boil water notice is in place for Taranaki Base Hospital

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:28:18 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB has put measures in place to ensure its business as usual at the hospital even though there is a boil water notice in place until further notice. More >>

15,000 signatures supporting a better deal for nurses

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:25:15 +1300 | NZNO

15,000 signatures supporting a better deal for nurses NZNO delegates today handed over to district health board multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) lead advocate, Kevin McFadgen 15000 signatures to an open letter supporting a better deal for nurses. ...More >>

Women’s healthcare at Auckland DHB far from ‘excellent’

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:28:16 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

In the face of staffing shortages and a poor culture in Women’s Health at ADHB, NZNO shares the concerns expressed by the College of Midwives about patient and staff safety. Auckland Lead Organiser Carol Beaumont says it is utterly inappropriate for ...More >>

Health advice ahead of severe weather

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:47:33 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Cyclone Gita is currently moving southeast across the upper and central South Island and the lower North Island, as predicted. Severe gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to hit Canterbury this afternoon (Tuesday 20 Feb) and continue into ...More >>

Northland DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:11:36 +1300 | Northland DHB

DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal ______________________________________________________________________________ Northland DHB's Carbon Footprint and Year Overview 2016-17 report has captured a number of successes, the most significant being a nine percent reduction in the organisation's ...More >>

Calls for Extensive and Open Review of Abortion Law

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:52 +1300 | Voice For Life

Voice for Life Calls for Extensive and Open Review of Abortion Law Voice for Life joins the Abortion Supervisory Committee in calling for Parliament to review New Zealand’s abortion law to make it more fit-for-purpose for the 21st century, but ...More >>


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