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Hawke’s Bay DHB Notifies Community COVID-19 Case

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:10 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB was notified last night (Saturday, 27 November) of a community COVID-19 case in Hastings. Medical Officer of Health Rachel Eyre said the person presented to Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department yesterday, (27 November) ... More >>

COVID-19 Case Confirmed In Hawke's Bay

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:08 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry has been notified of a community case in Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay DHB confirmed the case late last night and informed the person of their test result. This person tested positive for COVID-19 as part of routine surveillance swabbing ... More >>

More Than 20,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 144 Cases; 1 Death; 82 People In Hospital - 9 People In ICU

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:05 pm | Ministry of Health

More than 20,000 vaccine doses administered yesterday; 144 cases; 1 death; 82 people in hospital - 9 people in ICU 28 November 2021  There were 20,873 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up 6,378 first doses and 14,495 ... More >>

Booster Vaccinations Start

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Health

Booster vaccinations will be available throughout Aotearoa from Monday. While the priority is still getting people fully vaccinated, healthcare, border workers and kaumātua who have been fully vaccinated for six months or more can now get their ... More >>

Nine Countries Designated Very High Risk

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 6:06 am | Minister For COVID-19 Response

27 November 2021 Nine southern African countries are being added to the very high risk countries list following public health advice around the newly discovered COVID-19 variant Omicron, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said. This afternoon, a ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Stood Up In Kawerau

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 5:44 pm | Toi Te Ora Public Health

Kawerau District Council confirms that a Kawerau resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first case in the current outbreak from Kawerau. The individual concerned was already known to be a close contact of a previously confirmed case, ... More >>

Starpharma Releases Positive DEP® Phase 2 Interim Results In Prostate Cancer

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 2:15 pm | PR Newswire

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Melbourne biotech company Starpharma today announced positive interim results from the prostate cancer cohort in its ongoing phase 2 trial of DEP® cabazitaxel. The company showed that 100% of evaluable patients ... More >>

Almost 18,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 145 Cases; 1 Death; 77 People In Hospital - 8 People In ICU

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 1:54 pm | Ministry of Health

There were 17,899 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 5,679 first doses and 12,222 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 85% are fully vaccinated. Today our Pacific ... More >>

Latest Update On COVID-19

Friday, 26 November 2021, 3:10 pm | Waikato District Health Board

There were 15 cases confirmed in the Waikato overnight, with six in Huntly, three in Hamilton, four in Te Kūiti, and two in Ngāruawāhia. All cases have been linked to previous cases. This brings the total number of cases during this Waikato outbreak ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Edges Closer To 90% First Dose Milestone

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:23 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB expects to hit the 90% (1st dose) milestone, this weekend with only 204 first dose vaccines remaining. Getting vaccinated this weekend means people will be eligible for their second vaccine before New Year and able to bring in the ... More >>

Last Weekend To Get Fully Vaccinated In Time For Christmas

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:19 pm | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Pop along to more than 20 festive events happening across the city With just 29 days to go, this is the last weekend for people to ensure they can be fully vaccinated for Christmas, so Tāmaki Makaurau is once again turning it on with vaccination events ... More >>

Help Shape The Waiariki Disability Action Plan

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:25 pm | Waiariki Disability Action

There is less than a week left to share any thoughts and ideas on how people with disabilities can live their best life. Before the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Boards (DHBs) prepare their regionwide disability action plan, they want to ... More >>

More Than 18,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 173 Cases; 78 People In Hospital - 7 People In ICU

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:08 pm | Ministry of Health

There were 18,092 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,319 first doses and 11,773 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 85% are fully vaccinated. The Ministry ... More >>

Dr Jane Thomas Confirmed As Pharmac’s First Female, Māori Chair Of Expert Advisory Committee

Friday, 26 November 2021, 12:49 pm | PHARMAC

Pharmac’s Chief Executive Sarah Fitt has announced today the appointment of Dr Jane Thomas as Pharmac’s new Chair of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC). <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/613663b41767fbf9d03a.jpeg" ... More >>

New Report Further Highlights Pressure Facing New Zealand Psychiatrists

Friday, 26 November 2021, 11:59 am | RANZCP

The Tu Te Akaaka Roa – the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand National Committee has welcomed a new report, which highlights the increasing burden and stresses many psychiatrists are facing in their work. The ... More >>

Southern Cross Healthcare Interim CEO Comments On Vaccination Status Required In Its Healthcare Facilities

Friday, 26 November 2021, 10:52 am | Southern Cross Healthcare

Southern Cross Healthcare strongly believes that all New Zealanders are entitled to access healthcare services when they need them. We will not use a patient’s unvaccinated status as a reason to deny them access to our healthcare facilities. ... More >>

Police Association Welcomes Legal Certainty Of Vaccine Mandate For Police

Friday, 26 November 2021, 9:53 am | Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association acknowledges the Government’s decision to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for all sworn police officers, authorised officers, and recruits. The move is supported by the association because it provides legal certainty for ... More >>

Digital Health Heavyweight Expands Media Offering

Friday, 26 November 2021, 9:13 am | HiNZ

Digital health heavyweight HiNZ (Health Informatics NZ) has launched a new full-service content creation offering to add to its expanding portfolio of media channels . <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/524a055bbe55ef290d90.jpeg" ... More >>

New Website For Phoenix Foundation

Friday, 26 November 2021, 8:52 am | The Phoenix Foundation

The private drug and alcohol treatment centre in West Auckland, Phoenix Foundation, has recently launched a website www.phoenixfoundation.co.nz . It provides information to Auckland locals about the holistic approach and support they offer to drug and ... More >>

Ministry Adds Channels To Obtain My Vaccine Pass

Friday, 26 November 2021, 8:31 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has issued more than 2 million My Vaccine Passes and, with demand continuing to grow, has released additional options for people to obtain their My Vaccine Pass. “More than 50 percent of people in New Zealand that are fully ... More >>

Consumer NZ - Nearly One In Five New Zealanders Get Sunburnt Most Years

Friday, 26 November 2021, 7:25 am | Consumer NZ

A new nationally representative survey from Consumer NZ has found that nearly one in five New Zealanders get sunburnt most years. The research looked at how sun smart New Zealanders are, what’s important to them when buying sunscreen and whether ... More >>

Banning Smoking In Cars Will Help Take Tobacco Out Of Daily Life

Friday, 26 November 2021, 7:14 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Making it illegal to smoke or vape around children in cars is one more step towards taking tobacco out of daily life, says a leading public health agency. From 28 November 2021, it will be an offence to smoke or vape in a motor vehicle carrying anyone under ... More >>

Inside The Frontline Of The Mental Health Crisis

Friday, 26 November 2021, 6:45 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A new report by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora reveals 45% of psychiatrists would like to leave their job in the face of soaring demand for mental health services. The report ‘ Inside the Frontline of the Mental ... More >>

Aspiring Māori Leaders In The Health Sector Receive Helping Hand

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Health Group

Māori leadership is standing out strongly in students emerging in the healthcare sector who are united in one goal, improving Māori healthcare outcomes. Ōpōtiki’s Carlton Irving, a mature student, is one. Carlton is studying medicine at Otago University ... More >>

NZNO Appoints New Chief Executive

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Goulter as its new Chief Executive. Mr Goulter is currently the National Secretary of New Zealand's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, and will commence ... More >>

More Than 18,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 178 Cases; 77 People In Hospital - 8 People In ICU

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 1:11 pm | Ministry of Health

There were 18,623 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,600 first doses and 12,023 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 84% are fully vaccinated. As at 10.30am ... More >>

Research Shows Longer Lives Tied To Physical Activity

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 11:18 am | Make Lemonade

New research shows why people live longer are most likely to be more physically active. A team of researchers from Harvard University have had their study published in PNAS . The study uses evolutionary and biomedical evidence showing that people, ... More >>

Distracted Health System Leadership Neglects Kidney Transplants

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 10:26 am | Ian Powell

There are few things more self-evident that when a government focusses on major health structural change. Pressing issues in the health system are neglected by the system’s political and bureaucratic leadership. This is self-evident in several ... More >>

ProCare Launches Ihi - New Te Reo Māori App As Part Of Its Commitment To Equity

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 9:34 am | ProCare Health

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, has today announced the launch of a new cultural competency app called ‘ihi’ as part of its equity journey and as a way of helping staff, its network and wider stakeholders ... More >>

COVID-19: European Infection Spike Confirmed, Vaccine Advice For Kids

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:58 am | UN News

COVID-19 cases have increased in the last week with 3.6 million infections reported globally, as opposed to the 3.3 million over the previous seven days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. In its weekly epidemiological update, the UN ... More >>

Antimicrobial Effectiveness Leaning To ‘Tipping Point’ Resistance – FAO

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:53 am | UN News

We may soon reach “a tipping point” when antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes the leading cause of death – surpassing heart disease and other so-called lifestyle illnesses, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday. The wide ... More >>

Super Waikato Weekend

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 4:25 pm | Waikato District Health Board

“Mā wai rā, e taurima te marae I waho nei. Mā tātou katoae taurima” Pop-up vaccination sites, drive-throughs, prizes, extended hours, music and kai are on offer to encourage our Māori whānau and all who have not had their shot to join in the ... More >>

COVID-19 Public Advisory 24 November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 3:46 pm | Waikato District Council

Latest update on COVID-19 There are 18 new cases confirmed in the Waikato region. Nine are in Te Kūiti, two in Huntly, two in Ōtorohanga, one in Hamilton, one in Te Awamutu, one in Te Kauwhata, one in Tokoroa, and one which remains under investigation. ... More >>

Dunedin Hospital Draws On Decades-old Technology To Fight COVID-19

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 3:07 pm | Southern District Health Board

Decades-old technology is being brought back in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light has been used extensively as a disinfectant for more than 40 years. Following research proving its effectiveness in inactivating the COVID-19 ... More >>

More Than 18,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 215 Cases; 87 In Hospital - 8 In ICU

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 1:03 pm | Ministry of Health

There were 18,880 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,496 first doses and 12,384 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 84% are fully vaccinated. As of 9am today, ... More >>

Just One In Four New Zealanders Believe Mental And Physical Health Are Treated Equally In The Healthcare System.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12:21 pm | Ipsos

Just 25% of New Zealanders believe mental health and physical health are treated equally in the healthcare system according to an Ipsos Global Advisor Study. Over half (52%) believe that physical health is treated as more important than mental ... More >>

COVID-19 Increases Your Stroke Risk Exponentially, Says Stroke Foundation

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12:00 pm | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is urging all New Zealanders to be fully vaccinated to fight the risk of stroke. New international research shows that a COVID-19 infection increases your chances of having a stroke, and if you are unvaccinated that risk ... More >>

Smokefree Cars - One Step Closer To Smokefree 2025

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 11:20 am | ASH NZ

On Sunday 28 November any car carrying people under the age of 18 must be smokefree. Smokefree cars are yet another step in the move to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal. New Zealand continues to have some of the most advanced smokefree policies in the ... More >>

Cure Kids Welcomes Government’s $10m Pledge For Strep Throat Vaccine Development, To Help Combat Rheumatic Fever

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:25 am | CureKids

New Zealand charity Cure Kids is welcoming the Government’s $10 million pledge to help fund research for a strep throat vaccine, which could prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. The government funding follows Cure Kids’ commitment ... More >>

Community Action Drives New Zealand To Smokefree Cars For Tamariki

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:12 am | Health Promotion Agency

After a decade of campaigning, community groups across the motu are celebrating a milestone this month as a law comes into force making it illegal to smoke or vape in cars with children and young people present. The change will benefit the hundreds ... More >>

Current System Will Not Protect Us From The Next Pandemic, ‘which Could Happen At Any Time’

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 6:39 pm | UN News

Efforts to reform global pandemic preparedness and response are happening too slowly, the World Health Organization’s ( WHO ) Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response said on Monday. Presenting the findings of a six-month accountability ... More >>

More Than 15,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 88 In Hospital & 6 In ICU; 1 Death; 215 Cases

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 1:09 pm | Ministry of Health

There were 15,224 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 4,777 first doses and 10,447 second doses. To date, 91% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 84% are fully vaccinated. As of 10.30am ... More >>

Accuro Health Insurance Partners With Life Flight Trust

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 11:24 am | Accuro Health Insurance

Two long-standing Wellington-based organisations dedicated to the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders have announced a new partnership. Not-for-profit Kiwi health insurer Accuro is now the principal Air Ambulance supporter for the Life Flight Trust. “Our ... More >>

Kidney Transplants Desperately Needed To Offset ‘Tsunami Of Demand’ For Dialysis - Major Report

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 6:30 am | Kidney Health NZ

A major independent report has exposed the millions being lost to the New Zealand health system each year due to the government failing to increase kidney transplant rates. The newly released NZEIR report, commissioned by Kidney Health New Zealand ... More >>

BOP COVID-19 Testing Locations Up To And Including Friday 26 November

Monday, 22 November 2021, 9:29 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A list of Bay of Plenty testing locations can be found at https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/bay-of-plenty/ Additional pop-up testing locations have been set up at: Tauranga Times for pop-up testing locations up to and including Friday 26 November given below: Mount Maunganui ... More >>

Waikato DHB Hits 90% First Dose Milestone

Monday, 22 November 2021, 9:22 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato now has a first dose COVID-19 vaccination rate of 90% of the eligible population. “Thank you, Waikato, to each and every one of you that has had your vaccination so far,” says Waikato COVID-19 programme lead Maree Munro. The region reached the ... More >>

Close Contacts – Initial Results Negative. Further Identifying And Testing Of Close Contacts Underway

Monday, 22 November 2021, 9:01 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Initial test results of identified close contacts linked to a known COVID-19 case isolating in the region have returned negative for COVID-19, but more testing is being processed with urgency. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer ... More >>

Pahiatua Wastewater Positive For COVID-19

Monday, 22 November 2021, 7:10 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Positive COVID-19 wastewater results have been detected in Pahiatua. MidCentral DHB is asking all residents and any visitors to the town since 14 November to get a COVID-19 test if they have any symptoms, even if very mild. A pop-up testing site ... More >>

Close Contacts Return Negative Results For COVID-19 But Two Locations Of Interest Identified

Monday, 22 November 2021, 7:06 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Initial tests of all identified close contacts linked to a known COVID-19 case isolating in the region have returned negative for COVID-19, but further interviews have identified two locations of interest. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of ... More >>

COVID-19 Public Advisory 22 November 2021

Monday, 22 November 2021, 2:47 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Please find below a COVID-19 update for the Waikato. Changes since our last public advisory on Friday 19 November are provided in red. Latest update on COVID-19 There are 20 new cases being reported in Waikato today. Eight were from Te Kūiti, seven ... More >>

COVID-19 & Vaccine Update: 22 November

Monday, 22 November 2021, 1:37 pm | Ministry of Health

There were 9,851 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 3,079 first doses and 6,772 second doses. To date, 91% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 83% are fully vaccinated.  As of 9am ... More >>

Close Contacts – Initial Results Negative. Further Identifying And Testing Of Close Contacts Underway

Sunday, 21 November 2021, 6:48 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Initial test results of identified close contacts linked to a known COVID-19 case isolating in the region have returned negative for COVID-19, but more testing is being processed with urgency. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer ... More >>

12 DHBs Pass 90% 1st Dose Vaccinations; Over 1 Million My Vaccine Passes Created; 83 In Hospital & 5 In ICU; 149 Cases

Sunday, 21 November 2021, 2:15 pm | Ministry of Health

There were 21,501 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,002 first doses and 15,499 second doses. To date, 91% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 83% are fully vaccinated. Twelve DHBs have now reached the 90% ... More >>

What's The Link? Food, Human Health, Livestock, Environment, And Antimicrobial Resistance

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 7:27 pm | CNS

Medicines which aim to relieve pain and suffering, may cure us of diseases and avert untimely deaths, are at increasing risk of becoming ineffective against disease-causing microbes. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microbes such as bacteria, viruses, ... More >>

83% Of Eligible New Zealanders Double Dosed; 70 In Hospital & Five In ICU; 172 Cases

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 1:56 pm | Ministry of Health

83% of eligible New Zealanders double dosed; 70 in hospital & five in ICU; 172 cases 20 November 2021; There were 22,608 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,833 first doses and 15,775 second doses. To date, 91% of ... More >>

Health Warning Issued For Ohau Channel

Friday, 19 November 2021, 7:35 pm | Toi Te Ora Public Health

A health warning has been issued today for Ohau Channel, the channel that links Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotorua. Routine water test results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed the presence of blue-green algal blooms which ... More >>

World Class Medical Facility Adds Much Needed Cancer Treatment Facility

Friday, 19 November 2021, 5:59 pm | Kaweka Health

The new world class elective surgery facility in Hastings is being super-sized with the announcement of a second stage which will bring much needed cancer care services to Hawke’s Bay. Kaweka Health’s Managing Director, Dr Colin Hutchison, today ... More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Waikirikiri/Selwyn River At Glentunnel

Friday, 19 November 2021, 5:37 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Our Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Glentunnel. The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) at the site. People should avoid the area and ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Continues To Be Available For Cantabrians

Friday, 19 November 2021, 5:15 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

With COVID-19 cases continuing to be reported in the region, Cantabrians are being reminded of the COVID-19 testing options available to them if they want to be tested this weekend. Yesterday over 2,700 COVID-19 swabs were carried out at our testing ... More >>

Rheumatic Fever Vaccine On The Cards – Expert Reaction

Friday, 19 November 2021, 3:48 pm | Science Media Centre

  Preventing rheumatic fever may become within reach, as $10 million is secured to support design of a vaccine. University of Auckland researchers will lead studies into the strep-throat vaccine’s development next year. Rheumatic fever ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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