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Anaesthetic technician strike action planned

Monday, 10 December 2018, 3:52 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s anaesthetic technicians, who are members of the Association of Professionals and Executive Employee Inc (APEX), have voted to strike for 48 hours from 7am Monday 17 December until 7am Wednesday 19 December 2018. More >>

Pacific course looks to address alarming statistics

Monday, 10 December 2018, 11:46 am | The Heart Foundation

Pacific people need to focus more on improving nutrition, if they are to reverse the alarming life expectancy statistics which is seeing them dying younger and having higher rates of chronic diseases than all other New Zealanders. More >>

Opportunities for Use of e-Therapies for Mental Care

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:05 am | NZ College of Clinical Psychologists

The New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) welcomes the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction support for expanding the use of online or app-based self-help e-therapies. These accessible resources will help people deal with mental ... More >>

Second Wellington GP strike planned for tomorrow

Sunday, 9 December 2018, 12:12 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington general practices are due to strike for an hour tomorrow morning, the second in a series of walkouts over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from their collective employment agreement. More >>

Nicky’s death was “avoidable”, says Coroner

Friday, 7 December 2018, 7:36 pm | Dave Macpherson

Nicky’s death was “avoidable”, says Coroner Coroner Wallace Bain has formally found that our son and brother Nicky Stevens’ death was as a result of suicide. That is one more figure to add to the awful suicide statistics in this country, but ... More >>

Public hospital specialists deserve safe staffing, says NZNO

Friday, 7 December 2018, 5:38 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) supports the Association of Senior Medical Specialists’ (ASMS’s) call for safer staffing conditions for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. It also agrees that district health boards ... More >>

NZNO says workforce issues missing in report

Friday, 7 December 2018, 5:37 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, but says more emphasis on nursing and workforce wellbeing is required. More >>

Doctors walked off the job at five Wellington GP practices

Friday, 7 December 2018, 5:32 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Doctors at five Wellington general practices walked off the job for an hour this morning over the exclusion of their dentist colleagues from the collective employment agreement covering doctors. More >>

Raising awareness and prevention of SUDI

Friday, 7 December 2018, 12:26 pm | Parents Centre

Between 40-50 babies die each year from SUDI (Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant), and most are preventable! More >>

Call for Improved Access to Mental Health welcomed

Friday, 7 December 2018, 10:11 am | NZCCP

The New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) supports the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction recommendation to increase access to mental health care through primary care services (such as GP practices). Addressing psychological issues ... More >>

NZ’s Counsellors Association support MHI recommendations

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 7:12 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) welcomes the Mental Health Inquiry’s (MHI) recommendations, however they urge government to address urgent need by increasing funding for school guidance counsellors immediately. More >>

Southern DHB raising awareness of safe sleep practices

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:45 pm | Southern District Health Board

National Safe Sleep Day - Southern DHB raising awareness of safe sleep practices Southern parents with young babies are being reminded of safe sleep practices to protect their children and reduce the chance of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy ... More >>

RANZCP welcomes He Ara Oranga report

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:27 pm | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

RANZCP welcomes He Ara Oranga report into mental health and addiction The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ New Zealand National Committee – Tu Te Akaaka Roa – welcomes the much anticipated report of the Government Inquiry ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Sunsmartest

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:22 pm | Canterbury DHB

Early childhood educators are creative and conscientious in protecting young children from skin damage from our harsh New Zealand sun. A recent survey by the Cancer Society and Canterbury District Health Board of 26 early childhood education settings showed ... More >>

DHBs leveraging cloud for clinical and non-clinical data

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 3:28 pm | eHealthNews.nz

Seventeen of New Zealand’s district health boards are hosting some of their clinical and non-clinical data offsite using cloud services. More >>

ANZASW response to He Ara Oranga report

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 12:40 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) broadly supports the findings and recommendations of the newly-released Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction - He Ara Oranga. More >>

Dramatic improvement in tamariki health indicator

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:55 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Manaakitanga, determination and teamwork are behind the dramatic improvement of a Māori health indicator which has led to a national target being met for the first time, says the head of BOPDHB Māori Health Gains and Development. More >>

Research funding woefully inadequate

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:46 am | New Zealanders for Health Research

Health research advocate, New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR), welcomes the Mental Health and Addictions report but says that research funding is woefully inadequate. More >>

Call for Increased Access to Psychological Therapies Welcome

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:37 am | NZ College of Clinical Psychologists

The New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) applauds the recommendations of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction to increase public access to psychological (also called talking therapies) and increase New Zealand’s psychology workforce. More >>

Govt wants to hear from mesh injured New Zealanders

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 5:11 pm | Mesh Down Under

NZ Government so concerned about surgical mesh injuries they want to hear from mesh injured New Zealanders so they can work out what has really been happening behind the scenes. More >>

Look for the signs of dementia this Christmas

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:47 pm | Dementia New Zealand

As Christmas approaches and families get together, Dementia New Zealand is running its Remember December campaign to encourage Kiwis to learn the signs of dementia. More >>

Parenting key to improving national mental health

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:46 pm | Triple P

Auckland-based parenting expert, Jackie Riach, has welcomed recognition in He Ara Oranga that early childhood and parenting support services provide a critical window to improve children’s and adult mental health. More >>

NZ's Largest Primary Health Organisation Welcomes Inquiry

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:17 pm | ProCare Health

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest Primary Health Organisation (PHO), responsible for the health of more than 800,000 New Zealanders, welcomes the release of He Ara Oranga, the report following the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction ... More >>

Urgent need to invest in addiction practitioners and service

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:09 pm | DAPAANZ

Today’s release of H e Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction , shines a light on the health and social issues faced by people affected by addiction and the urgent need to invest in the practitioners and services ... More >>

Extra Vaccine for Northland Targeted MenW Programme

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 12:04 pm | Northland District Health Board

PHARMAC has confirmed they have procured an additional 5000 doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, which brings the total stock available for Northland's targeted three-week vaccination programme to 25,650 doses. More >>

Statement on report into New Zealand’s mental health system

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:01 am | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia has called for commitment and action, following the handing down of the Report of the Government Inquiry to Mental Health and Addiction. More >>

Relationships and Mental Health

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:04 am | New Conservative

New Conservative is deeply concerned that this current government may not notice the elephant in the room . Their record of valuing and strengthening the natural family unit is abysmal, and their unwillingness to acknowledge the connection between ... More >>

Mental Health Report disheartens Maori Health Provider

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:57 am | Te Runanga o Ngati Pikiao Trust

The Government has finally released their Mental Health and Addictions report to the public providing 40 recommendations intended as a catalyst for change as well as improving New Zealand’s approach to mental health and addiction. Māori suicide ... More >>

Government must widen Hep C cures now

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:40 am | Hep C Action Aotearoa

Survivor Hazel Heal, advocate for Hep C Action Aotearoa is calling for interdepartmental cooperation to end the wait for people needing treatment. More >>

Patients prescribed medications for longer than recommended

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:27 am | University of Otago

Almost half of patients are being prescribed common medications for longer than recommended, putting them at unnecessary risk of harmful side effects, new research shows. The findings come from a study of 50,000 patients, led by University of Otago, ... More >>

Signs point in the right direction for the long road ahead

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:27 am | Platform Trust

Today’s release of He Ara Oranga, the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction marks the potential for Government to set a bold new direction for New Zealand’s mental health and addiction support system. “Platform Trust ... More >>

Pain medicine specialists on Mental Health/Addiction inquiry

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:23 am | ANZCA

Specialist Pain Medicine Physicians have welcomed the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry report as a stepping stone to addressing causes of, and finding better solutions to the mental health crisis facing this country. More >>

MHI leadership team disappointing, NZs Counsellors say

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

With our mental health system receiving the dire attention it deserves, it is concerning and disappointing that those who represent an outdated model are in charge of its rejuvenation. So says the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) in response ... More >>

It’s not the festive season for everyone

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:05 pm | Skylight

Christmas can be a nightmare for the recently bereaved. It’s particularly challenging for those trying to come to terms with a suicide by family members or friends, the Skylight says. More >>

Inquiry Report now available on website

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:55 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is now available in pdf and html versions on the Inquiry’s website: More >>

HealthCare NZ welcomes Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:22 pm | Healthcare NZ

Mental health support provider HealthCare NZ has welcomed He Ara Oranga - the report of the Government’s Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction Services. More >>

Mental Health Report highlights struggles of students

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:54 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed today’s release of He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, saying it is now time to act to turn the tide on poor mental health ... More >>

ActionStation welcomes Mental Health and Addiction Report

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:49 pm | ActionStation

Thousands of ActionStation members took part in the Inquiry this year to ask for a system change in the way our country promotes mental health, with a focus on wellbeing and community solutions and a wider range of service options. More >>

Mental Health report presents opportunity for reset

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:54 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed today’s release of the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction - He Ara Oranga, and the opportunities it presents for significantly resetting a system that the report concludes ... More >>

Inquiry delivers on the need for substantial alcohol reform

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:33 pm | Alcohol Action NZ

The report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction made public today has delivered key recommendations regarding the crisis of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. One of the most important of these is for the government ... More >>

Mental health and addiction inquiry report welcomed

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:15 pm | ASMS

The union for senior doctors (including psychiatrists) has welcomed today’s release of a new report into mental health, which acknowledges more needs to be done to strengthen the specialist workforce. More >>

Parents of Nicky Stevens call for stronger suicide reduction

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:14 pm | Dave Macpherson

The parents of Nicky Stevens, who was a suicide victim while in the ‘care’ of Waikato DHB’s mental health facility in 2015, have supported “much of the thrust” of the Government’s Mental Health Inquiry, but said they are “disappointed with ... More >>

NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the call by Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for safe staffing levels for senior doctors and urges the Government to address the workload pressures and burnout for all doctors regardless ... More >>

IHC: Real work now begins on mental health reform

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:59 pm | IHC

IHC fully supports and welcomes the findings of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and says now is the time to act so people with intellectual disabilities and their families have improved access to mental health support and ... More >>

Pharmaco grows Australian product range in diabetes sector

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:30 pm | Pharmaco

Auckland, 4th December 2018 - The Australian subsidiary of healthcare specialist Pharmaco (NZ) Limited has extended its range of blood glucose meters and test strips to include two new subsidised listings on the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) ... More >>

Get prepared if you are prone to asthma

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:10 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ today, 4 December 2018, issues a warning to asthma and allergy sufferers to get prepared ahead of the Christmas holidays. More >>

NZMA supports call for safe staffing levels

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:45 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the call by Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for safe staffing levels for senior doctors and urges the Government to address the workload pressures and burnout for all doctors regardless ... More >>

NZAP PR on Mental Health Enquiry Report and Commission

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:41 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“Psychotherapists welcome the release of 40 recommendations from the Mental Health and Addictions enquiry” said Lynne Holdem, Public issues spokesperson for the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. “We have concerns however about the make ... More >>

Deputy Dir-Gen DHB Performance, Support and Infrastucture

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:44 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Michelle Arrowsmith to the role of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure. More >>

Work heats up for Can Do Catering employees

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:42 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

With the run-up to Christmas, this is the busiest week of the year for a unique catering enterprise in Christchurch. More >>

Meningococcal advice for Bay of Plenty and Lakes district

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:30 pm | Bay Of Plenty DHB

MEDIA RELEASE Meningococcal advice for Bay of Plenty and Lakes district residents There is an outbreak of Meningococcal disease (type W) in Northland. In response, the Ministry of Health has begun rolling out a targeted vaccination programme in ... More >>

Urgent, serious approach to workplace saftey for nurses

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:13 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) needs to get serious about enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to violence in the workplace if the now regular assaults against nurses are to stop. It says ... More >>

New global dementia report highlights NZ's failings

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:36 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

A new report about the scale of the global dementia challenge means New Zealand needs to step up its response to this public health issue, says Alzheimers NZ. More >>

IHC highlights long road ahead

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:25 pm | IHC

IHC and Inclusion International are renewing their call to make inclusion a reality in all areas of society for people with intellectual disabilities. More >>

Audit shows residential care readiness for pressure injuries

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:10 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraged by the steps aged residential care providers are taking to prevent and minimise pressure injuries among residents. More >>

Symptoms of Heavy Digital Device Use on the Rise among Gen X

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:40 am | Essilor Vision Foundation

Lack of awareness and vanity are the two main reasons Kiwis don't seek treatment for an age-related vision condition, with Generation X being the worst offenders according to experts. More >>

Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors recipients of Award

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:25 am | NZMA

Professor Doug Sellman and co-authors recipients of the 2018 New Zealand Medical Association’s Robinson Award More >>

New Zealand rated globally for children’s activity levels

Friday, 30 November 2018, 7:06 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand children and young people between the ages of five and 18 have low levels of physical activity and high levels of screen time, compared with their peers in 49 countries worldwide. More >>

Midwives Right to Strike Being Strangled

Friday, 30 November 2018, 7:01 pm | NZ College Of Midwives

Statement from the NZ College of Midwives. To be attributed to Chief Executive, Karen Guilliland. More >>

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Midwives on Strike

Friday, 30 November 2018, 4:58 pm | Anna Fielder

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Midwives on Strike Need Our Support You may have heard that midwives in the MERAS union are taking strike action at the moment. Since 22 November they have been stopping work for two hours, twice a day, and for ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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