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ZURU And Rascal + Friends Announce Dollar For Dollar Matching Pledge To Help Expand The Starship PICU

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:29:39 +1200 | Starship Foundation

New Zealand owned ZURU and Rascal + Friends have made a generous pledge to help expand Starship’s intensive care with a dollar for dollar matching incentive. From today until July 31, ZURU and Rascal + Friends will match every dollar donated by ...More >>

DHBs Discharging Elderly In The Middle Of The Night

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:20:40 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to explain why it’s allowing DHBs to discharge our elderly people from hospital in the middle of the night, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. In January alone, 156 patients aged 80 years and older were discharged ...More >>

Applications Open For New Consumer Council Members

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 15:06:17 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

The MidCentral DHB Consumer Council is recruiting new members as it continues to advocate for the involvement of MidCentral communities in the development, design and delivery of services. Individuals with proven leadership skills and a passion ...More >>

Call For A National Emergency Healthcare Summit

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 08:32:24 +1200 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand should convene a national healthcare summit to support frontline healthcare workers, especially during the covid pandemic, pharmaceutical specialist Sir Ray Avery says. A threat to the healthcare system is not covid but the desperate calls ...More >>

Free Pregnancy Scans To Improve Equity And Healthcare In The Eastern Bay

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 08:57:41 +1200 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Free pregnancy scans are set to improve equity and healthcare for hapū māmā and pēpē in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. All ultrasound scans for pregnant women requested by a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) in the Eastern Bay of Plenty are now fully funded ...More >>

Whangarei Hospital Celebrates The 120th Birthday With New Development Plans Revealed

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:20:39 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

A group of current and former staff who worked in the Hospital during its many life stages, cycles and hectic renovations were invited to a morning tea today (31 March) to celebrate the Hospitals 120-year anniversary, which officially falls on Sunday ...More >>

ED Pressures Are The Result Of A Vicious Circle Faced Daily By General Practice

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:23:43 +1300 | General Practice Owners Association

Latest Emergency Department pressures are the result of a vicious circle being faced on a daily basis by general practices across the country. The General Practice Owners Association (GenPro), the national representative body for general practice and urgent ...More >>

Govt Removed Warning System For Overwhelmed EDs

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 13:59:11 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Government removed the early warning system for overwhelmed emergency departments when it scrapped DHB targets for waiting times, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. Data compiled by National on the length of time people spend ...More >>

Who Owns Your Local Vet Clinic?

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:04:27 +1300 | IndieVets

Most Kiwis would assume their local veterinary clinic is owned by the vet who treats their pet – but this is no longer the reality. Around one third of New Zealand veterinary clinics are now owned by corporate groups – many with offshore owners. ...More >>

Building A Hospital And A Team – All Part Of The Job

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:24:31 +1300 | Southland Charity Hospital

The first day of building a brand-new Southland Charity Hospital is almost here. On March 29, the demolition phase at the site of the charity hospital – a project by the community, for the community – will be over, and building will officially ...More >>

New Waikato Hospital Training Course To Expand Endometriosis Care Across Midland Region

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 09:55:00 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato Hospital's Women's Health Service is establishing a Gynaecological Centre of Excellence which aims to improve the care and wellbeing of women across the Midland region. The centrepiece is the new Midlands Advanced Laparscopic-Endometriosis Training ...More >>

Aotearoa To Stand In Solidarity With The 4,200 Rangatahi Impacted By Cancer Every Year This Bandanna Day (26 March 2021)

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 05:26:12 +1300 | CanTeen

Youth cancer charity CanTeen Aotearoa supports rangatahi aged 13-24 experiencing cancer either themselves or in their whānau. Each year on Bandanna Day, CanTeen calls on Aotearoa to show young people dealing with cancer they aren’t alone by ...More >>

Medication Error In Rest Home

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 14:03:38 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home provider and two registered nurses in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of an ...More >>

Silent Crisis In Women's Health In New Zealand

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 06:52:09 +1300 | Talk Peach

There is currently a crisis in women's health in Aotearoa. Every 48 hours a woman dies of ovarian cancer. That's more women, than our road toll. And yet the government spends $1 billion dollars a year trying to reduce the road toll, and most years nothing ...More >>

Visitor Restrictions Eased As Canterbury DHB's Health Facilities Return To Alert Level 1

Sun, 7 Mar 2021 14:08:38 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Visitor restrictions eased as Canterbury DHB hospitals, health centres and age-related residential care facilities return to Alert Level 1 Now that we’re back at Alert Level 1 restrictions on visitors have eased at Canterbury DHB’s heath facilities. ...More >>

Hawke’s Bay DHB Relaxes Visitor Policy Under Alert Level 1

Sat, 6 Mar 2021 14:15:34 +1300 | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB will relax its visitor policy when the region moves to Alert Level 1 at 6am on Sunday 7 March with fewer restrictions in place at its facilities. Chief Operating Officer Chris Ash said from tomorrow morning the number of visitors allowed ...More >>

National Hauora Coalition & Counties Manukau Health Addressing Impacts From Misinformation About Throat Swabs In Schools

Sat, 6 Mar 2021 06:34:14 +1300 | National Hauora Coalition

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) and Counties Manukau Health raised concerns last week (25 February) about misinformation spreading across social media about COVID-19 testing in schools. That misinformation implied that schools were testing ...More >>

Northland DHB Tsunami Evacuation Zone Information

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 11:25:28 +1300 | Northland DHB

Please be advised that Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Dargaville and Whangarei Hospitals are not in the tsunami evacuation zone. The hospitals are safe, and all necessary preparations have been made in case the tsunami makes land. Any Northland DHB staff ...More >>

Waikato University Research Identifies Crucial Role Of Primary Care In Improving Outcomes For Cancer Patients

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 06:08:02 +1300 | Waikato University

Released today, the findings of two University of Waikato health research projects have identified the critical role of primary care in improving outcomes for New Zealanders with cancer. Funded by the Health Research Council, one project looked at how to ...More >>

DHB Announces Name Of New Child Health Service And Children’s Hospital

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 17:21:54 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB is today excited to announce that the integrated Child Health Service and new children’s hospital will be named Te Wao Nui – ‘The Great Forest of Tāne’ – in recognition of the cultural significance and life-giving ...More >>


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