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The Gift Of Community Kindness - Whangārei Hospital’s Children's Ward Christmas Wonderland

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 15:28:51 +1300 | Northland DHB

Christmas arrived early at Whangārei Hospital’s children's ward this week, thanks to a handful of joyful elves from the Northland community. <img src="" width="720" height="642"> Judith, George, Bron and Carina ...More >>

Advance Build Prefab Homes Collaborates With Starship Foundation And Northland Rescue Helicopters To Bolster Support

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 10:36:37 +1300 | Advance Build

In a significant move towards community well-being, Advance Build Prefab Homes is pleased to announce its partnership with the Starship Foundation, a staunch supporter of the renowned Starship Children's Hospital, and its silver sponsorship of Northland ...More >>

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury Pānui Monday 27 November 2023

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:27:49 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

This week we mark the karakia whakamoemiti (blessing) of Tū Waka-Waipapa – the new public car park located near Christchurch Hospital. We also celebrate the success of a new pilot Wāhine Ora Colposcopy Community Clinic for wāhine Māori and Pacific ...More >>

Te Whatu Ora Southern Breaches Code For Unacceptable Delays In Care

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:50:35 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner has found Te Whatu Ora Southern breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights (the Code) for unacceptable delays in referrals for the treatment of a man’s abscesses. Deborah James found ...More >>

NZMTS: Visiting Medical Team In Tonga Provides Specialist Surgical Support To Vaiola Hospital

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 17:10:45 +1300 | Pasifika Medical Association Group

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) recently deployed a Paediatric Surgical Team of specialists to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, providing specialist surgical support under the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS), funded by the Ministry ...More >>

Telehealth Service Geared At Protecting Hospital Emergency Departments Wins Two Business Awards

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 14:19:24 +1300 | Emergency Consult

Emergency Consult, and it’s CEO Jenni Falconer, went home winners from Friday night’s Waikato Business Awards gala dinner at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. The telehealth service took out two awards – the business won the Innovation Award ...More >>

NZNO Calls For Gaza Ceasefire And Protection Of Health Workers

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 19:25:59 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says it is gravely concerned by the escalating loss of life among health care workers and other civilians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. NZNO Kaiwhakahaere ...More >>

UPDATED: Attacks on or near Gaza hospitals ‘unconscionable, reprehensible and must stop’: Relief chief

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 00:20:25 +1300 | UN News

Senior UN officials said on Saturday there could be no justification for any “acts of war” in or around any healthcare facilities, amidst reports that Gaza’s largest hospital has come under attack by Israeli forces as they battle Palestinian militants. ...More >>

Media Update On Hospital Attacks In Gaza: A Catastrophic Situation

Sat, 11 Nov 2023 19:56:06 +1300 | Doctors Without Borders

Sydney,11 November 2023 : Since this morning, many MSF medical staff have stopped working in supported hospitals in Gaza city because they are either attacked or at risk of being attacked at any time. People are afraid to go to the hospitals. Attacks ...More >>

Psychiatric Assistant Breaches Code Following Indecent Assault Of Inpatient

Mon, 6 Nov 2023 15:05:10 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner has found a psychiatric assistant has breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights after he indecently assaulted an inpatient in a mental health unit. Dr Vanessa Caldwell ...More >>

Key Insights Unveiled: NZ Medical Workforce in 2023 Survey Reveals Transformative Trends

Thu, 2 Nov 2023 20:52:09 +1300 | Medical Council of New Zealand

Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa | The Medical Council of New Zealand is pleased to release the findings from the New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2023 Survey . A comprehensive report that delves deep into the dynamics of doctors working in Aotearoa. This report ...More >>

Gaza hospitals hanging on by a thread: UN humanitarians

Tue, 31 Oct 2023 09:37:32 +1300 | UN News

UPDATED: With the Israel-Palestine crisis in its fourth week, UN aid teams on Monday highlighted the mounting pressure on north Gaza hospitals where patients and health workers remain, amid reports of expanded Israeli ground operations. The vicinities ...More >>

Waikato DHB Breached Code For Services Provided To Pregnant Woman

Mon, 30 Oct 2023 14:31:13 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) (now Te Whatu Ora Waikato) breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights (the Code) for not providing services with reasonable care and skill to a pregnant woman. While she was 12 weeks ...More >>

Joint Anglican-Catholic Bishops’ Statement On Israel-Palestine Conflict

Sun, 22 Oct 2023 06:09:55 +1300 | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

War is once again destroying people’s lives in the Holy Land. This new cycle of violence in this long conflict brings us new images of bloodied bodies and the anguished cries and faces of children, women and men – both Palestinian and Israeli. We’re ...More >>

The Importance Of Speaking Out (Voice) In Health Systems

Sun, 22 Oct 2023 06:03:42 +1300 | Ian Powell

Voice is one of the most critical features of a robust health system. The experiences and concerns of patients and their families are often given voice. This is a good thing. Health systems learn from their voices. Equally important is the voice of ...More >>

Mayor Expects Pathology Lab Will Be Delivered

Fri, 13 Oct 2023 12:26:51 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Mayor of Dunedin Jules Radich says he expects the pathology lab promised as part of the New Dunedin Hospital will be delivered, regardless of the outcome of the general election. A recent media report suggesting the new hospital will be connected to ...More >>

Will Tennessee Threaten The Medical Workforce In New Zealand (with A Little Bit Of Help From Dolly Parton)

Thu, 12 Oct 2023 05:37:20 +1300 | Ian Powell

Recently I came across an interesting article by Alicia Gallegos and published in the Medscape Journal of Medicine (26 June). I had not previously considered the possibility of a development in the American state of Tennessee potentially impacting negatively ...More >>

First Guest Arrives At The Newly Opened Canterbury Cancer Centre In Christchurch

Mon, 9 Oct 2023 14:17:49 +1300 | Cancer Society

The Canterbury Cancer Centre is thrilled to announce the arrival of our first guest, Nick Farr. Nick has travelled from his Tākaka home in the Nelson Tasman region to undertake his cancer treatment in Christchurch. Nick previously stayed at Daffodil ...More >>

Waihi Midwives And Mums Demand Service Stays

Fri, 6 Oct 2023 11:09:56 +1300 | Waihi Midwives

Anger is continuing to grow in the Bay of Plenty with only six weeks to go until the Waihi Lifecare Birthing Centre is due to close. Women will no longer be able to give birth at the Waihi primary unit (smaller, more homely environment) have a ...More >>

Stroke Foundation Calls For A Cross-political Party Overhaul Of NZ’s “Unfair, Unethical” Health And Disability System

Fri, 6 Oct 2023 05:49:17 +1300 | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is urging all political parties in this month’s election to “right a major societal wrong”and fix the glaring, two-tiered inequities between our current health and disability system and the superior standards of care ...More >>


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