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Focus on controlling measles continues in the Bay of Plenty

Monday, 23 September 2019, 5:03 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Following up measles cases and close contacts to contain the spread of the disease, and maintaining the national Childhood Immunisation Schedule, continue to be the priority for Bay of Plenty and Lakes health authorities. A significant outbreak of ... More >>

Dangerous Decibles training course a smash

Monday, 23 September 2019, 4:44 pm | Hearing New Zealand

Auckland 9 September 2019 : Dangerous Decibels training is back, and will enable the 16 Dangerous Decibels Educators to run training in colleges, schools and kindergartens on the dangers of excess noise, the irrevocable damage to hearing it can cause, and ... More >>

Talk Town offers innovative connection to deaf learners

Monday, 23 September 2019, 4:06 pm | Talk Town

Released in iOS App Store and Google Play today, Talk Town is a digital communication skills game for deaf tamariki. Talk Town utilises deaf kids' strengths to improve their self-advocacy, communication skills, make friends with their hearing classmates, ... More >>

Craniotomy in wrong location

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:30 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a neurosurgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for performing surgery in the wrong place. More >>

Co-ordination of care of man with mental health issues

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding Waitematā DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the discharge of a man from its Community Mental Health ... More >>

Triage and Investigation of Shoulder Injury

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:12 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections and a doctor in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in health care provided to a ... More >>

Care provided to a disabled boy in foster care

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding IDEA Services, a disability service provider, in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the care provided to a disabled boy in ... More >>

Launch of NZALS amputee's Peer Support Service

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Artificial Limb Service

Support for amputees by volunteers who have already adjusted to their own limb loss has begun nationally with the launch of the new Peer Support Service by the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS). More >>

Use of motels demonstrates perils of short-termism

Monday, 23 September 2019, 12:08 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

News that Wellington Hospital is using motels to deal with patient over-flow is a consequence of the short-termism that characterises new hospital builds in New Zealand, says Angela Belich, Acting Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More >>

It’s just arthritis - so what?

Monday, 23 September 2019, 11:29 am | Arthritis New Zealand

It’s a common enough reaction – so what ? Isn’t it just old people that get arthritis? More >>

Māori Mental Health Strategy Presented to Ministry of Health

Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:25 am | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau O Waipareira has presented an innovative strategy to support and improve the mental health of Māori in West Auckland to the Ministry of Health. The strategy is outlined in a new publication, Pou Tarāwaho Hinengaro or Mental Health Framework, ... More >>

Stillbirths significantly reduced over last 10 years

Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:03 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The rate of stillbirths is reducing for Māori and NZ European mothers, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has found. More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora supports Māori communities

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:56 am | Hapai Te Hauora Tapui

The Mental Health Foundation theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Explore Your Way to Wellbeing. Whāia te ara hauora, whitiora’ More >>

New Zealand is top of the world for Bowel Cancer

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:49 am | Vegan Society

New Zealand has the sad honour of having the highest rate of bowel (colorectal) cancer in the world. Thousands of people are affected annually and even more are affected indirectly - family members and loved ones dealing with the heartbreak and often ... More >>

New Zealand Pompe Network

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 11:53 am | New Zealand Pompe Network

Rare disease crusader, Allyson Lock, received the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with rare disorders at Government House, Wellington on Thursday 19th September, the day after her 55th birthday. More >>

Immunisation Schedule prioritised until stocks replenished

Friday, 20 September 2019, 3:50 pm | Southern District Health Board

While vaccine supplies remain limited, the Ministry of Health has advised DHBs to prioritise MMR vaccinations for 15 month and 4 year olds. More >>

Explore your way to wellbeing - Mental Health Awareness Week

Friday, 20 September 2019, 3:01 pm | Mental Health Foundation

Media Release 20 September 2019 Explore your way to wellbeing - Mental Health Awareness Week set to kick off around Aotearoa/New Zealand. 23 - 29 September. Explore your Way to Wellbeing - Whāia te ara hauora, Whitiora is the theme for this year’s ... More >>

Measles case on Auckland-Perth-Auckland flights

Friday, 20 September 2019, 12:50 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in a New Zealand passenger who flew between Auckland and Perth earlier this month. The person did not know they had measles at the time. More >>

Single, combo ‘polypill’ could save lives

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:15 am | University of Auckland

More people would take their heart medications if their pills were combined into a single ‘polypill’, potentially saving hundreds more New Zealanders from heart attacks and strokes. More >>

Queenstown measles update

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 4:50 pm | Southern District Health Board

Two more measles case were confirmed in Queenstown over the past 48 hours taking the total number of cases to 26. Of the 26 cases, 25 are Queenstown residents. One was a visitor from Auckland. More >>

Hui called to bring light to motor neurone disease

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 4:49 pm | MND New Zealand

Every year in New Zealand, over 130 people die from motor neurone disease (MND). Also known as ALS or ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease, MND attacks the muscles that enable us to move, speak, swallow and breathe until they gradually stop working. At any ... More >>

Measles Update – 46 confirmed cases in Northland

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 4:32 pm | Northland District Health Board

There are now 46 confirmed cases of measles in Northland, with one other case under investigation. More >>

Study finds more needs to be done on dementia awareness

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 3:01 pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is calling for a greater effort in improving dementia awareness, with a focus on providing the information people need, rather than what they already know. More >>

Love of surfing helps tackle mental health challenges

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 2:19 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A Mount Maunganui man who battled mental health challenges for years has used his love of surfing to help others overcome their own struggles. Grant Trebilco used his passion for riding waves to “get the stoke back”, and he says others can ... More >>

Laboratory testing – feedback wanted

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 12:35 pm | Whanganui District Council

Whanganui and MidCentral DHBs are working with community and clinical partners to review how medical testing laboratory services can be more cost effective and sustainable while taking whānau-centred care and new technology into account. More >>

Waikato measles update

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:22 am | Waikato District Health Board

The most recent update nationally, is the priority for limited vaccines are for childhood scheduled immunisations and ensuring they are delivered on time. More >>

Heart risk underestimated in patients with mental illness

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:41 am | National Heart Foundation

Heart disease is a major killer for people with mental illness and one Wellington doctor is trying to turn this around. More >>

Second Free Measles Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic in Hamilton

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:14 am | Te Kohao Health

In response to this public health need, a second pop-up clinic is being run by by Te Kōhao Health in partnership with the Waikato District Health Board. More >>

Additional MMR Stock secured for New Zealand

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:38 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and PHARMAC are pleased to confirm that, subject to final regulatory approval, an additional 100,000 doses of MMR vaccine have been secured for New Zealand. More >>

Health Survey error led to overestimate of obesity numbers

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:32 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealand has 7,000 fewer obese children than previously thought following identification of an error which overstated obesity estimates. More >>

Under pressure: how young people cope with anxiety

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:12 am | University of Canterbury

Anxiety is not new, so why is there such a focus on it now and how can we help our young people to cope with it? More >>

Te Toka Tu Moana - Cutting Edge Addictions Conference

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:54 am | DAPAANZ

The role trauma, especially childhood trauma, plays in developing addiction to substances and unhealthy behaviours is the focus of the 2019 Te Toka Tu Moana - Cutting Edge conference which opens on Thursday September, 19 in Auckland. More >>

Pacific mental health nurse wins NZNO Award of Honour

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:17 am | NZNO

The 2019 NZNO Award of Honour was presented tonight to Porirua-based Pacific Nurse Sipaia Kupa at the NZNO Awards Dinner in Wellington. More >>

NZNO awards given for Service to Nursing or Midwifery

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:13 am | NZNO

The 2019 NZNO Awards for Service to Nursing or Midwifery were presented tonight at the NZNO Awards Dinner at Te Papa in Wellington. The awards recognise nurses or midwives who have made a difference to the practice and practice environment of nursing or ... More >>

First steps towards establishing new Health Unit

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:15 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is taking the first steps towards establishing its new Health Infrastructure Unit which will support and oversee the building of new clinical facilities in New Zealand. More >>

Vascular service makes appointments convenient and greener

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:10 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Better use of technology is making hospital appointments more convenient for hundreds of patients and helping to reduce carbon emissions. More >>

Can we prevent depression using diet?

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:09 pm | RANZCP

An unhealthy diet is now the leading cause of premature death in middle- to high-income countries, and number two globally. More >>

Health Promotion leader honoured

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:37 pm | Health Promotion Forum

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand’s (HPF) Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi has received the 2019 Public Health Champion Award of the Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHANZ). More >>

Stopping the Bleed campaign targets road fatalities

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:28 am | Pharmaco

The campaign to raise public awareness about life threatening severe bleeding after an accident is setting its sights on reducing New Zealand’s road deaths. More >>

Queenstown measles update

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:38 pm | Southern District Health Board

Another Queenstown measles case was confirmed over the weekend. The total number of confirmed cases in Queenstown is now 21. Of the 21 cases, 20 are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland. More >>

Third person with measles in the MidCentral District

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:39 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

On Friday 13 September a person with measles was identified within the MidCentral District, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the DHB’s area this year to three. More >>

Low-lying placenta not identified during ultrasound 16HDC014

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:03 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Pacific Radiology Group and a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to identify that a woman’s ... More >>

Autistic Advocate urges Autism Mums to get tested

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:10 pm | Jessica Falconer

Jessica Falconer was 39 years old when she was diagnosed with Autism, “It’s been a life changing experience,” she said. “Understanding my own brain has given me freedom to operate differently in my life. Autism often looks really different ... More >>

Multiple presentations to ED before stroke diagnosis

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Canterbury DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a woman who was later diagnosed with strokes. More >>

Government is ‘reinventing wheels’

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:39 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The government is being urged to invest more of its mental health Budget spending in providing more public access to counselling services. More >>

Measles case confirmed in Canterbury

Friday, 13 September 2019, 4:35 pm | Canterbury DHB

The infant and their family returned to Christchurch from Auckland where there is a major measles outbreak, with more than 1000 cases confirmed. It is thought that this is where they contracted the highly infectious disease. More >>

All pharmacists to be trained vaccinators in future

Friday, 13 September 2019, 4:22 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

From 2020 all intern pharmacists will be trained as vaccinators as a regular part of their pharmacist intern training programme. More >>

Queenstown measles update

Friday, 13 September 2019, 3:59 pm | Southern District Health Board

There have been no further confirmed measles cases in Queenstown today. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 20. Of the 20 total cases, 19 are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland. Southern DHB’s Medical Officer of Health Dr Susan ... More >>

Measles case on Melbourne to Auckland flight

Friday, 13 September 2019, 3:25 pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger infectious with measles who travelled home to New Zealand on a Jetstar flight from Melbourne. The person did not know they had measles at the time. More >>

New Zealand psychiatrists gather to broaden horizons

Friday, 13 September 2019, 1:53 pm | The Royal ANZ College of Psychiatrists

New Zealand psychiatrists gather to broaden horizons – Whakanuia Te Pae Tawhiti - Whakamaua ki a Tina More >>

Plunket nurses vote in favour of landmark pay offer

Friday, 13 September 2019, 1:14 pm | NZNO

Plunket nurses, health workers and administrators voted on 12 September to accept a landmark pay offer. The Collective Agreement signed with Plunket covers 800 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), and is its largest single employer ... More >>

Southern DHB National Bowel Screening Programme

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:21 am | Southern District Health Board

More than 100 cases of bowel cancer have been identified through the Southern DHB’s National Bowel Screening Programme, a significant milestone that illustrates the programme’s important role in reducing the burden of bowel cancer across the district. More >>

Phobia Erased in One Hypnotherapy Session

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:03 am | Margo Regan

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor Margo Regan has recently helped 19 year old Hayley Hill who suffered with a lifelong fear of Automatonophobia, specifically Gonzo from Sesame Street, overcome her phobia. 1 in 10 people will experience a phobia ... More >>

Osteoarthritis - is NZ neglecting our ageing population?

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:28 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

It’s not just the elephant in the room - it’s a herd of elephants on the rampage. Osteoarthritis is a severe health issue that is only going to get worse. New Zealand needs to be much more proactive in acknowledging the seriousness of this debilitating ... More >>

Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is welcome

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 2:27 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan welcomed the announcement today of an initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission. More >>

Accuro launches free mental health aid for members

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:55 pm | Accuro Health Insurance

Easy and quick access to mental health diagnosis and support has been added to the range of services that Kiwis can call on from Accuro Health Insurance. More >>

Impact of surgical mesh being heard

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:45 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry is midway through a process of listening to the experiences of New Zealand men and women who have been harmed as a result of surgical mesh. More >>

Education units support future workforce

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:36 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Nursing students are receiving enhanced training and support through the latest Dedicated Education Units (DEUs) at Wellington Regional Hospital and the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS). More >>

Measles in the Waikato Rises to 13

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 6:34 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB’s Medical Officer Dr Richard Hoskins has today (11 September) confirmed 13 cases in the Waikato, including Hamilton, Paeroa and Morrinsville. More >>

Ministry targets vaccinations to most vulnerable

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 6:07 pm | Ministry of Health

Following advice from an immunisation Expert Advisory Group and feedback from general practices, the Ministry of Health is asking general practices and PHOs to target measles vaccinations to the most vulnerable. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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