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Public Health Supports Local Government Remit

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 3:20 pm | Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) supports the recent Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) decision to advocate for legislation to prohibit smoking in the outdoor areas of bars, cafes and restaurants. More >>

Health sector reforms would take us back to the dark ages

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:13 pm | NZNO

The health of New Zealanders seems to have been completely side-lined in the Ministry of Health’s leaked “Capability and Capacity” report says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). More >>

Home is where the heart is

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:25 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A mother is grateful for the help she received to keep her family warm and well over winter after one of her sons was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Mel Aspinall lives in a Johnsonville rental property with her husband and four children. Last ... More >>

Otago/Southland residents most generous regions

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 11:10 am | Impact PR

Otago and Southland residents have proved they are an encouraging and compassionate bunch by donating nearly $22,000 to back their buddies taking on the Dry July Challenge – a popular nationwide fundraiser where participants take a break from the booze ... More >>

Cartright Collective hosts Cancer Screening Forum

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:39 am | Cartright Collective

The Cartwright Collective · is hosting a one-day forum, “ The Future of Cancer Screening in New Zealand: Balancing the Benefits and Risks ,” onFriday, 7 August 2015 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Potters Park Events Centre in Auckland. More >>

“It's time for action – Hepatitis C can be eliminated”

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:04 am | Senate SHJ

Yesterday, on World Hepatitis Day, a broad range of clinicians, nurses, healthcare workers, service providers, and patient advocacy groups agreed on a Consensus Statement which includes targets to reduce the impact of Hepatitis C in New Zealand. More >>

Adult Vaccinations: WHO Cares…. does New Zealand?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:00 am | Medicines New Zealand

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions known. More >>

Women’s Refuge raise funds for youth development programme

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:57 pm | Wellington Womens Refuge

Lens cloths sold over the counters at The Warehouse will help to make a huge contribution to the Women’s Refuge this year. More >>

Alzheimers Auckland helps those supporting people

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:39 pm | Intelligent Ink

For anyone working with or supporting people with dementia, Alzheimers Auckland’s third annual Symposium, Remember Me , sponsored by HHL Group, is an event not to be missed. Held on Sunday 30 August from 1pm until 5pm at Diocesan School for Girls ... More >>

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:25 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers A new online training module focusing on safe driving in New Zealand provides offshore travel sellers with the information they need to prepare people for a Kiwi self-drive holiday. The module, ... More >>

Breastfeeding Celebrated Nationwide at The Big Latch On

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:03 pm | Big Latch On

From en-masse marae sit-ins and mum ‘n bub coffee groups in city malls, to a mammillary gathering on a pig farm and a maternal meeting at a cheese factory, Big Latch On events celebrate the all-important role breast feeding plays in babies’ lives, ... More >>

Proposed DHB funding shake-up makes no sense

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:25 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Changing the way public hospitals are funded without proper consideration risks fragmenting health funding, disrupting patient services and undermining innovation,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Life expectancy increasing in all New Zealand regions

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

Life expectancy at birth has increased in all regions since 2005–07, with Hawke's Bay increasing the most, Statistics New Zealand said today. Life expectancy at birth was highest for females in the Tasman region (84.1 years) and males in the Auckland ... More >>

Experts unite in their aim to eliminate Hepatitis C

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:27 am | Senate SHJ

A Summit on Hepatitis C in New Zealand meets on World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness of a disease affecting an estimated 50,000 Kiwis1. More >>

Issue of ballooning future medicine costs

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:13 am | Doctors for the Protection of Health in Trade Agre

Trade Minister puts up smoke screen on the real issue of ballooning future medicine costs More >>

New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out now

Monday, 27 July 2015, 5:26 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy has just been released with open access and gives insight to some current physiotherapy research. It is the official Journal of Physiotherapy New Zealand and below are some summaries of items appearing in the ... More >>

More signs of growing unmet health need

Monday, 27 July 2015, 2:55 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The latest figures out of a district health board are further evidence that an increasing number of people are not getting the health care they need from public hospitals,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ... More >>

Flu arrives on West Coast

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:47 am | West Coast District Health

Health officials are urging West Coasters to get their flu vaccination after a recent sharp rise in cases of influenza-like illness. More >>

It’s Time for Action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:44 am | Needle Exchange NZ

It’s Time for Action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand Urgent action is needed to turn the tide of New Zealanders infected with Hepatitis C each year. Hepatitis C infects about 1000 people in New Zealand every year, a number virtually unchanged ... More >>

DHB investigates potential identity fraud

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:16 am | Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato DHB is in the process of contacting the approximately 25 patients who may have been directly affected by a former staff member who appeared in court today in Hamilton on a fraud charge. More >>

Fraudulent 'Psychiatrist' Found Working for Waikato Dhb

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:39 am | Dave Macpherson

In a news release timed to be well-hidden on Saturday evening, Waikato DHB has announced that a person who was employed by the DHB as a consultant Psychiatrist has been charged with fraudulently using a false identity to work for the DHB’s Mental Health & ... More >>

1 in 3 Victims of Family Violence Are Male

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 8:53 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that research in association with the Department of Internal Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Association of New Zealand and the Canterbury Men’s Centre has found that 38% of recent victims of family violence in the Canterbury region ... More >>

WHO Commission on Obesity consultation in Auckland

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:17 am | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity to hold regional consultation in Auckland July 27-28 More >>

Nepal Earthquake: Three Months on

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:05 am | NZ Red Cross

On 25 April 2015, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal were changed by the worst earthquake the country has experienced since 1934. More >>

Car v Power pole, Taumarunui

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:04 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taumarunui, late yesterday evening, to retrieve a couple who were injured when their vehicle collided with a power pole. A 29 year old man, and a 34 year old woman were flown to Waikato Hospital ... More >>

Fears safely relieved by Health and Safety amendments

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 10:48 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is pleased that many volunteers’ fears that their roles and responsibilities would be increasingly complicated by the Health and Safety Reform Bill will today be relieved following the release of the revised report from the ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Rescue for injured Skier

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 10:29 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to Mt Ruapehu this afternoon for skier injured after falling on ice and plummeting 30 meters over a bluff and down a steep slope. The patient, an Auckland woman, in her 50's, was rescued off the slopes ... More >>

Euthanasia rates have not increased

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 10:18 am | Euthanasia-Free New Zealand

According to an anonymous survey published today, 16 New Zealand GPs have explicitly hastened a patient’s death by prescribing, supplying or administering drugs. That represents 4.5 % of 359 respondents. More >>

Canterbury health alliance wins Prime Minister’s Award

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:33 pm | Canterbury Clinical Network

The Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN) has proudly accepted the Prime Minister’s Award for Public Sector Excellence at the 2015 Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards. More >>

Starship’s New Operating Rooms Opened

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:21 pm | Starship Foundation

Patient Does the Cutting at Opening of Starship’s New Operating Rooms And Surgical Facilities More >>

Plunket Launches ‘Asian People’s Strategy’

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:08 pm | Plunket Foundation

Plunket seeks feedback on plans to improve services for Asian families Plunket is launching its draft ‘Asian People’s Strategy’ today, inviting feedback from the Asian community on its plans to ensure its services are relevant and accessible ... More >>

Role for Farmers in Global Health Challenge

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:03 pm | Tru-Test Group

Farmers can do their bit to help combat antibiotic resistance in our national dairy herd. A close eye on individual animals, a committed focus on infection prevention and excellent in-shed practice are three things farmers can do now to help manage ... More >>

New discharge lounge puts patient experience first

Friday, 24 July 2015, 12:01 pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) has today opened a new purpose-built patient discharge lounge on the ground floor of North Shore Hospital. Equipped with 24 chairs for patients and visitors and three beds, the new lounge has been custom designed ... More >>

Falling dollar and Capex investments boosting PharmaZen

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 5:21 pm | PerceptionPR

Falling dollar and Capex investments boosting PharmaZen Having resolutely invested in new facilities and plant during tough times, and backed by a falling dollar, biological company PharmaZen is starting to reap rewards for its “long game” strategy. In ... More >>

Adherium & AstraZeneca Partner to Improve Lives

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 5:20 pm | Adherium

First-in-class collaboration combining digital health with class leading inhaled medications - Long term international supply agreement targeted at AstraZeneca’s patient support programs - Adherium’s Smartinhaler proven to substantially improve ... More >>

Porirua Medic in Australia’s Largest Warfighting Exercise

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:13 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

As former ship’s medic, Navy Lieutenant Kasey Vissers has provided health care for hundreds of people for weeks at a time. More >>

Guild congratulates all 2015 Pharmacy Award’s finalists

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:10 pm | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulates all the 2015 Pharmacy Award’s finalists and thanks everyone who took the time to enter the awards. More >>

Canterbury DHB brings home four IPANZ awards

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 5:01 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board won four award categories at the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) awards held in Wellington last night, including the prestigious Prime Minister's award. More >>

Canterbury Clinical Network wins Public Sector Awards

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10:57 am | Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

The Canterbury Clinical Network, nominated by the Canterbury District Health Board, won the Prime Minister's Award at the 2015 Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards held in Wellington last night. More >>

Simpson Grierson Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Youthline

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10:08 am | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Youthline Simpson Grierson is celebrating 10 years of supporting Youthline, the organisation committed to helping New Zealand's young people. Youthline is Simpson Grierson's main charitable partner. ... More >>

KFC New Zealand Gives Rice the Special Treatment

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 4:34 pm | KFC

As fast food brands around the world tailor their menus to suit local tastes, KFC in New Zealand is responding to the changing tastes of kiwis by adding rice to its menu. More >>

Mediterranean diet benefits men with prostate cancer

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 4:32 pm | Auckland University

Auckland researchers have found that a Mediterranean-style diet may benefit New Zealand men with prostate cancer. The small-scale pilot study, led by University of Auckland cancer research fellow, Dr Karen Bishop ( from the University’s Auckland Cancer ... More >>

Is Running Good for You?

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 9:41 am | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Any runner will tell you, there is nothing like heading out for a run, the fresh air, the exercise, and the freedom. Despite bad press on occasion, running or jogging remains one of the go-to exercise options. It’s ongoing popularity due in part ... More >>

Army Nurse Helps Pacific Colleagues Hone Their Skills

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:31 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Captain Hayley Claridge, right, at work with US Army colleagues in Pohnpei. Over six days, in two locations, the PP15 team from the USNS Millinocket worked alongside Federated States of Micronesia medical personnel to provide medical and dental treatment ... More >>

Life Flight transports an Injured Horse Rider

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 6:41 pm | Life Flight Trust

At approximately 11:00am this this morning the Life Flight Trust was responded to the Wairarapa Coast to a horse rider who had fallen off her horse. More >>

Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, 17 July 2015

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:39 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Kawhia this afternoon, to retrieve a 69 year old man who suffered an unconscious collapse while golfing. Following that, the helicopter went to Putaruru to retrieve a 23 year old with post-partum ... More >>

Health providers meet to discuss a more connected health

Friday, 17 July 2015, 3:23 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

On Thursday 16 July, Primary Health Care Ltd (PHCL), Taranaki DHB and Stratford Health Trustees met with Stratford Health Centre staff to share their joint vision to develop a more integrated and connected model of service at the Stratford Health Centre. More >>

MedicAlert: more complaints coming out

Friday, 17 July 2015, 3:00 pm | MedicAlert

MedicAlert Foundation says the death of Eunice Richardson may have opened a Pandora’s Box of complaints about various DHBs and St John, which have been ignoring MedicAlert bracelets and potentially exposing health consumers to harm. More >>

Technology – opportunity or oppression in domestic violence

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 3:01 pm | Women's Refuge

This year the Women’s Refuge annual appeal highlights the increasing role technology is playing in fueling domestic violence. More >>

Acupuncture: Helping Relieve Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:42 pm | Muscle People Physiotherapy

Acupuncture involves stimulating specific locations of the skin’s surface, also known as acupuncture points. Many are claiming that this alternative and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) influences the functions of body organs and tissues, promoting ... More >>

DWN and SealesWinslow deliver nourishing campaign

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:15 pm | HMC Communications

Dairy Women’s Network members who have attended the SealesWinslow calf nutrition workshops over the past three months have walked away with a little added extra this year. More >>

Nicky Stevens' Family Meeting with DHB Bosses

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 6:57 am | Dave Macpherson

Nicky Stevens' Family Meeting with Dhb Bosses, Request for DHB enquiry into his death to be resumed More >>

Avoidable Death of Eunice Richardson - Open Letter

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 5:01 pm | MedicAlert

The completely avoidable death of Eunice Richardson is a major concern to MedicAlert® Foundation and to everyone I have spoken to on this matter. MedicAlert® Foundation has taken this message to the government and all the other political parties, demanding ... More >>

Kiwis Craving Advice to Support Troubled Young People

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 4:40 pm | Common Ground

Community upskilling essential say experts and three quarters of Kiwis • 8 in 10 said information, tools and tips make a difference in ability to help • Common Ground website NZ’s only resource dedicated to informal supporters More >>

From patient to volunteer for hospital’s new help desk

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:45 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Usually Johnsonville resident Valerie Smith attends her twice weekly appointments at Kenepuru Hospital as a patient, but for the next two months it will be as a volunteer as well, helping other people with disabilities use our health services. More >>

Autism conference to share research and experiences

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 10:59 am | Life Unlimited

Leading research and experience relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be shared at the Altogether Autism Conference 2015, in Auckland from 22-23 July, including a Māori parent perspective of living with ASD and how theatre can help ... More >>

Collaborating agencies bring successful water safety program

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 10:07 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council, along with the NZ Police, Wellington City CAYAD, CART, YMCA, and Orongomai Marae brought the Tuakana Teina Water safety programme to Upper Hutt for the first week of the school holidays. More >>

An extra month to get free influenza vaccines

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 9:29 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the 2015 seasonal influenza immunisation programme will be extended from 31 July to the end of August. “Ministry of Health surveillance suggests that influenza has not yet peaked this winter. To help ensure people have ... More >>

Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 9:25 am | Safe Kids

The document “Child Poisoning Prevention”, launched by Safekids Aotearoa, identifies in Ministry of Health data that a total of 2499 children aged between 0-14 years were hospitalised due to a poisoning-related injury in New Zealand between 2006 and ... More >>

Leading edge rivers’ protection work enters fresh phases

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 9:21 am | Healthy Rivers - Plan for Change

Bacteria that can make people sick, water clarity, the build-up of algae, and nutrients are to be targetted as part of work to protect and restore the Waikato and Waipā rivers. More >>


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