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Aotearoa Clinical Trials Becomes 1st Site In NZ To Achieve GCSA Certification & Silver Workforce Quality Accreditation

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 18:59:30 +1300 | Aotearoa Clinical Trials

Certifications demonstrate Aotearoa Clinical Trials is working to the highest global best-practice standards, ratified by the industry Auckland, New Zealand and Maidenhead, United Kingdom, 20 February 2024 – Aotearoa Clinical Trials (ACTT) has undergone ...More >>

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital Theatre Upgrades Will Enable More Local Patient Capacity

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 15:02:28 +1300 | Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital

More surgeries can now happen at Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital following the refurbishment of two of its operating theatres. The refurbishment is the first of a staged investment into a five-year plan to upgrade the hospital facilities with ...More >>

Hospital Infrastructure Deficit Shows A Different Path Is Needed

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 08:38:29 +1300 | New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

We must change how we plan, build and maintain our public hospitals if we are to address their ageing infrastructure and meet changing population needs. This finding results from a new report commissioned by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, ...More >>

New Appointees To Hospice EBOP Welcomed

Fri, 2 Feb 2024 11:26:13 +1300 | Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty

Waiata has filled the offices of Rau Ora, Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty (Hospice EBOP) in Whakatāne, as the team welcomes its newest appointments. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> Back (L-R): Sean Cardinal, Bryce ...More >>

People In Southern Gaza Run Out Of Healthcare Options

Sat, 27 Jan 2024 13:56:07 +1300 | MSF Australia

Amid ongoing heavy fighting and bombing in Khan Younis, south Gaza, vital medical services have collapsed at Nasser hospital, currently the largest functioning health facility in the enclave. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) ...More >>

Aged Care Provider Breaches Code For Failure To Manage Pressure Injury.

Tue, 23 Jan 2024 13:41:06 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

In a report released today, Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper found Mayfair Lifecare (2008) Limited breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for their care of a man in his eighties. The man was in hospital ...More >>

US Lessons For New Zealand’s Health System: Profiteering, Hospital Adverse Events And Patient Outcomes

Mon, 15 Jan 2024 16:48:22 +1300 | Ian Powell

Although not guaranteed it is likely that the ugly head of ‘Public Private Partnerships’ (PPPs) will be raised again in Aotearoa New Zealand’s public hospitals following last year’s election of a new National-led coalition government. Profit maximisation ...More >>

Nurses-to-patient ratios will ease health crisis

Thu, 28 Dec 2023 18:10:40 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The legal mandating of nurse-to-patient ratios needs to be done immediately to help turn around a crisis that puts staff and patients at risk, New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO). NZNO President Anne Daniels said feedback ...More >>

Gifted Pavers Help Improve Accessibility For Ngati Kahu Hauora Community

Wed, 27 Dec 2023 18:42:46 +1300 | Tauranga City Council

People riding mobility scooters are now smoothly humming along the new pathways at Ngati Kahu Hauora after clay pavers were gifted to the community health hub in Bethlehem.    The community health hub, which provides family health ...More >>

Serving Up A Festive Treat For Canterbury Patients

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 12:01:53 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

If you thought planning and cooking a Christmas meal for the whānau was a big undertaking, spare a thought for Te Whatu Ora’s Canterbury WellFood team who are busy prepping for the more than 1000 Christmas meals they’ll be plating up for patients who find ...More >>

Govt Boosts ED Security To Keep Hospitals Safe

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 10:51:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The coalition government is delivering a $5.7 million boost to emergency department security this summer, employing an extra 200 people (93 FTE) to keep hospital EDs safe. “Our government has listened to ED staff about the increased frequency of ...More >>

Contractor In Place To Build Replacement Mental Health Unit At Waikato Hospital

Thu, 21 Dec 2023 12:15:37 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand has appointed Naylor Love as the contractor to build the replacement Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Facility at Waiora Waikato Hospital. The current Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre is no longer considered suitable. ...More >>

Wall Of Hope Unveiled At Waikato Hospital: Stories Of Courage And Inspiration

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 15:59:21 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

The Wall of Hope, an exhibit featuring framed photos and stories has been unveiled outside Waikato Hospital’s Critical Care Unit – sharing incredible stories of people who had a journey of recovery from serious illness or trauma requiring hospital ...More >>

Hospice Eastern Bay Of Plenty Bolsters Leadership Team With Appointments

Mon, 18 Dec 2023 09:41:12 +1300 | Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty

Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty (Hospice EBOP) is proud to announce additions to the leadership and strategic team as the organisation bids farewell to 2023 and prepares for an exciting 2024. Toni Owen who is familiar with the organisation already as ...More >>

Stained Cell Structures Create Art For Clinic Waiting Room

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 10:51:40 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Across the new artworks lining the halls of Waikato Hospital’s Dermatology Clinic, the concept of beauty goes beyond skin deep. Staff have chosen vibrant microscopic images of skin and tissue samples to be made into artwork. The bright colours are ...More >>

Mother Survives Massive Stroke Thanks To Quick Response Of The Rescue Helicopter

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 20:46:07 +1300 | Rescue Helicopter Trust

On a busy Friday morning in May, Caroline, a fit mother in her 40s was going about her usual routine of getting her two kids ready for school. But in an instant, everything changed. Suddenly, Caroline collapsed, suffering a massive stroke, her children shocked ...More >>

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 >>


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