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Wellness at work makes for healthy businesses

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:57:07 +1200 | Equal Employment Opportunities Trust

A decade ago, the majority of employee surveys would have told you that career advancement opportunities were the number one priority for workers focused on doing story, with 69% of professionals in NZ stating that work life balance, including flexible working, ...More >>

Kapiti benefiting from Youth One Stop Shops

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:16:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new report shows the positive impact Kapiti Coast’s Youth One Stop Shop is having. Today, Dr Coleman launched the report How we know what we’re doing works at Kapiti Youth Support’s (KYS) centre in Paraparaumu. ...More >>

Commerce Commission to consider pharmaceuticals merger

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:09:11 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Pfizer Inc. seeking clearance to acquire all of the shares in Hospira Inc. More >>

Interest Groups Intervene in Seales “Right To Die” Case

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:30:02 +1200 | Lecretia Seales

The Human Rights Commission, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand and the Care Alliance have been granted leave to intervene on a limited basis in the upcoming case of terminally ill 42-year-old New Zealand lawyer Lecretia Seales, who ...More >>

Union concerned over changes to DHB’s mental health system

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:57:03 +1200 | Public Service Association

The union representing mental health workers at Waikato DHB, The Public Service Association (PSA), is concerned over the poor process as the DHB tries to push through dangerous changes to the rostering of the Henry Bennett Centre.More >>

Family of Nicky Stevens make complaint to the Police

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:41:12 +1200 | Dave Macpherson

The family of Nicky Stevens have decided to make formal statements to Police about the negligence of Waikato DHB's Henry Bennett Centre in caring for their son and brother.More >>

More Council funding for community initiatives

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:51:06 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Community Sport and Recreation Committee has approved funding from its Social and Recreation Fund for 28 community groups. More >>

Health insurance claims hit $1 billion

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:33:38 +1200 | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance has funded a billion dollars in healthcare in the past year, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Efficiency in Health

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:36:35 +1200 | Australian Government

A Productivity Commission research paper — based on views offered at a roundtable held with health policy experts in November 2014 — has found that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia’s health care system through ...More >>

Board Declines to Pay Legal Fees for Nicky Stevens Family

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:14:04 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) today declined a request from the family of Nicky Stevens to pay their legal fees. More >>

DHB refuses legal funding for Nicky Stevens’ family

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:50:43 +1200 | Dave Macpherson

The Waikato DHB Board today turned down a request by the family of deceased patient Nicky Stevens for funding to cover the legal costs faced in an upcoming Coroner’s inquest and other legal processes.More >>

Aged 15 – 18? Want to make a difference?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:12:50 +1200 | Youthline

The free programme aims to increase confidence, provide job opportunities and develop new friendships for young people, via a variety of team activities and creative projects that will provide challenges and opportunities for attendees to develop key life ...More >>

Addiction symposium tackles multiple issues

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:03:59 +1200 | Massey University

The sixth annual National Addiction Research Symposium gets underway on April 22 at Massey University’s SHORE & Whariki Centre in central Auckland, aiming to tackle both traditional and ‘new’ substance use issues.More >>

First for South Island

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:05:56 +1200 | alexanders

9 children and 2 adults are the lucky first pupils starting a programme today (Monday 20th April) that is heralded as a breakthrough for South Islanders with learning challenges. More >>

DHB unwillingness to level the legal playing field

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:26:47 +1200 | Family of Nicky Stevens

Waikato DHB happy to set precedent leading to our Nicky's death – but won't set precedent to support grieving family More >>

PSA misrepresenting the facts, says Waikato DHB

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:38:13 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is disappointed by the NZ Public Service Association’s (PSA) actions to protest outside Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre in Hamilton today and the continued misrepresentation of the facts to both its members and the media.More >>

Health workers to protest for better mental health services

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:45:40 +1200 | PSA

Waikato DHB mental health workers, members of the PSA, will protest on Friday April 17 for the inaugural Better, Safer, Fairer day in support of their system for rostering that the DHB is currently proposing to scrap, to the detriment of mental health staff ...More >>

NZ Health Ministry well advanced on first social impact bond

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:28:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ Ministry of Health well on the way to delivering NZ's first social impact bond More >>

Dementia And Dancing

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:52:15 +1200 | Alzheimers Auckland Inc

When you think of ways to improve brain function, dance is not the first thing that might come to mind, and yet a recent Alzheimers Auckland socialisation project has investigated the role the dance could play for people with dementia. More >>

Medibank Community Fund Grant Will Help Students

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:07:46 +1200 | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

Medibank Community Fund Grant Will Help Students at Auckland Low Decile Schools Students at 34 low decile schools in the Auckland region will get help to build resilience to cope with difficult life experiences, thanks to a Medibank Community Fund grant. ...More >>


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