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Professor calls for inquiry into mental health services

Wed, 4 May 2016 13:48:48 +1200 | AUT University

Professor Max Abbott, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, is calling for an independent commission of inquiry into mental health services. The former president of the World Federation for Mental ...More >>

Women’s Refuge congratulates Judge Andrew Becroft

Wed, 4 May 2016 12:29:45 +1200 | Women's Refuge

“A compassionate Judge, a thoughtful and caring man, and someone who can take us into a safer future for our nations’ women and children,” is how Chief Executive of Women’s Refuge Dr Ang Jury describes the appointment of Judge Andrew Becroft ...More >>

Avoidable early deaths costing $3.1 billion annually

Wed, 4 May 2016 12:26:33 +1200 | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

Investment in the physical health care of people with mental illness could recoup millions for the New Zealand economy says the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists who have released a report which calculates the economic cost of ...More >>

Surgeons gather in Brisbane

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:55:01 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Surgeons from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) will next week join their counterparts of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for a series of workshops, discussions, plenaries and masterclasses ...More >>

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:20:13 +1200 | All Right

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure Media release for immediate use, 29 April 2016 More >>

World Laughter Day

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:28:06 +1200 | Laughter Wellness

This Sunday 1st May 2016, marks World Laughter Day “Through laughter, we find the tools to release stress and anxiety and to take charge of our lives”, Hannah Airey, Laughter Coach, Trainer and facilitator of Laughter Wellness workshops throughout ...More >>

World Premiere ‘a Billion Lives’ – in New Zealand

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:23:19 +1200 | New Zealand Vaping Alliance

The New Zealand Vaping Alliance is very pleased that the documentary ‘A Billion Lives’ is having its world premiere in Wellington, 11 May 2016. More >>

New Health Strategy Offers Hope for Better Outcomes

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:02:53 +1200 | Platform Trust

Community mental health and addiction advocacy organisation Platform applauds the changes announced in the refreshed New Zealand Health Strategy. More >>

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:02:52 +1200 | University of Otago

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s School of Pharmacy. Dr Carlo Marra is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Memorial ...More >>

Police seek help to locate missing man

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:12:44 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are working with Search and Rescue to locate a 58-year-old man suffering from dementia. More >>

TPP's biologics data protection

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:41:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership's longer data protection for biologic pharmaceutical makers will push up the cost of the fastest growing primary health treatment in the country, the Medical Association says. More >>

Government data on patient referrals falls short

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:59:03 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The information on patient referrals released by the Government needs to be seen for what it is: a partial snapshot that falls seriously short of what we need to know about access to health care in this country,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ...More >>

Ministry figures confirm waiting list pressure

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:20:02 +1200 | Health Funds Association of NZ

Ministry figures confirm waiting list pressure District Health Board data released today has confirmed more and more people are waiting for elective surgery. The Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ) says the latest specialist referral figures ...More >>

Police and Court (Your Legal Rights) Workshop

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:01:23 +1200 | Auckland Disability Law

Auckland Disability Law (ADL) and ImagineBetter are pleased to offer a Police and Court (Your Legal Rights) workshop on 24 May 2016. More >>

Healthcare Service for Vulnerable Kiwi Youth set to Close

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:27:29 +1200 | Youthline

A key health service for vulnerable New Zealand youth is expected to close within weeks unless emergency funding can be found. More >>

Cost Cutting Costs Lives

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:00:36 +1200 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists supports calls for a nationwide enquiry into the Mental Health system, after more New Zealanders than ever before lost their lives to suicide last year.More >>

Prevention is key during April Falls month

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:33:05 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

This month Taranaki DHB, New Plymouth Injury Safe and ACC are promoting strength and balance exercises to help reduce the risk of falls as part of the national ‘Stand up to Falls’ campaign. More >>

Canada shows that assisted suicide is a cliff

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:38:09 +1200 | The Care Alliance

John Kleinsman, Chair of the Care Alliance, says that Canada is providing a stark warning that “assisted suicide is a cliff, not a slippery slope”. More >>

New Zealand’s first youth forensic unit officially opened

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:50:29 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board today opened New Zealand’s first forensic inpatient mental health secure service (Nga Taiohi – Our Youth) for young people. CCDHB Chair Dr Virginia Hope said this is a dedicated secure facility providing services ...More >>

Strategy that doesn’t integrate mental health is incomplete

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:47:22 +1200 | New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses

Mental health nurses around the country are wondering why strategies to improve the mental health of New Zealanders has been omitted from the New Zealand Health Strategy – Future Direction 2016.More >>


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