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Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:44:38 +1200 | YMCA

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. More >>

Govt Inquiry into Mental Health & Addiction: Public meetings

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:18:35 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Members of the public are invited to meet with the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction panel in Nelson next week (3 May). People in Marlborough have the option to attend by video conference from Wairau Hospital, Blenheim.More >>

High risk of malnutrition in older people

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:25:21 +1200 | Massey University

Almost 75 per cent of older adults involved in a recent Massey University study were at risk of malnourishment, or were malnourished, when they were admitted to hospital. More >>

Mobile Surgical Bus Set to Keep on Trucking

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:51:57 +1200 | Mobile Health

For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need. Now the country’s ...More >>

Free flu vaccinations for under 18s in Hurunui and Kaikōura

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:31:43 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Families in the Hurunui and Kaikōura districts can once again ensure their children have the best protection available against the flu this winter – and it won’t cost a cent!More >>

Meeting the health needs in rural communities

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:53:40 +1200 | Massey University

New Zealand has more people living with long-term health conditions, an increasing older population and health inequalities that continue to persist, particularly for Māori and poorer communities. But despite the declining rural medical workforce, ...More >>

Growing diversity strengthens mental health services

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:03:38 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The changing face of local communities is being increasingly reflected by those working to support people with mental health needs. More >>

Wellington City Mission welcomes Murray Edridge

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:17:00 +1200 | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission is delighted to announce the appointment of Murray Edridge as the new City Missioner. More >>

Māori and Pacific health app trialled

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:48:54 +1200 |

A healthy lifestyle app developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year. More >>

Govt risking rural communities’ mental health

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:10:24 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

17 April 2018 Govt risking rural communities’ mental health The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) will begin shutting its doors due to a lack of support from the Government and may not be able to provide vital mental health services into ...More >>

Doctors Kamo achieve National Healthcare Home Certifcation

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:59:29 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Doctors Kamo are one of ten practices nationally to receive National Healthcare Home Certification, and the first practice in Northland. More >>

Minister needs to answer questions on Middlemore

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:06:12 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

16 April 2018 Minister needs to answer questions on Middlemore Documents provided to the Minister of Health David Clark as released by media today raise serious questions about whether the Minister misled New Zealanders about his knowledge of problems ...More >>

2018 Ryman Prize entries open

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:02:57 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

The search is on for the best work in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people. More >>

Conference to Look at Inconsistent Diagnosis and Treatment

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:43:07 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ (PCFNZ) is calling for a more streamlined approach to deal with inconsistencies and disparities around the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer nationwide.More >>

Announcement of independent DHB MECA panel members

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:30:27 +1200 | NZNO

Following yesterday’s announcement that an independent panel is being engaged to assist in resolving the impasse in the DHB NZNO Multi Employer Collective Agreement bargaining, both parties can now confirm the appointments to the Independent Panel.More >>

Protect yourself and your staff from flu today

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:11:22 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Influenza season is almost here, making it the perfect time for employers to get themselves and their staff vaccinated. More >>

Capital nurses set to rally tomorrow

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:13:58 +1200 | NZNO

A large turnout is expected for the NZNO rally in the capital at the Wellington Hospital at 2pm tomorrow, Friday 13 April. Rallies are also happening today in Whangārei, Christchurch and Dunedin.More >>

Health Minister 'disappointed' with Middlemore bosses

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:27:18 +1200 | RNZ

Health Minister David Clark is refusing to be drawn on whether jobs will be lost over over the Middlemore Hospital rotting building troubles. More >>

Preventing food borne illness when the power’s out

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:24:38 +1200 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

With some households in the region facing two or more days without electricity, it will be important to take care with food from the fridge and freezer. More >>

NZ’s national rural health group’s future in the balance

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:21:45 +1200 | Make Lemonade

The future of The Rural Health Alliance Aoteroa New Zealand (RHAANZ) is in the balance tonight after the government has failed to promise support of the national rural health group.More >>

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