Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Health Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

Media Release 4 May 2004

Health Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

New Zealanders are reaping the benefits of novel and cost-efficient health care innovations developed by the 25 finalists named today in the 2004 New Zealand Health Innovation Awards. Selected from 126 entries, their innovations include a mobile operating theatre that travels the country, a low-cost tattoo removal service, a new way of helping people find their way around a hospital and a school based peer support programme.

Changes to the way that patients with stomach upsets are treated have resulted in a $1.5 million saving for Auckland District Health Board while a bar code scanner used in a colour vision test at Christchurch Hospital has trimmed the time to produce reports from an hour to four minutes.

New Zealand's premier health and rehabilitation awards were first sponsored by ACC and the Ministry of Health last year to promote and encourage health innovation and the sharing of good ideas that can benefit more New Zealanders.

The 25 finalists are located across the country and represent both the main centres and smaller towns such as Waihi and Gore. They offer a diverse range of ideas, initiatives and solutions that will speed recovery that can be transferred to health providers across the country.

The finalists will exhibit their entries at Te Papa in Wellington on June 14 when the winners will be announced at a special ceremony and dinner.

The overall winner will receive $15,000.

Last year's winner of the supreme award was a retinal screening programme developed by Wellington Independent Practitioners? Association (WIPA) and the New Zealand Association of Optometrists. The programme screened 4000 people in its first year.

Profiles of each of the finalists can be found on the Health Innovations Awards website at: www.healthinnovationawards.co.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news