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50 New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 2:43 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 50 new cases of COVID-19 to report - made up of 26 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 282 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered – an increase ... More >>

Award Acknowledges Courageous Nurses During COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 12:32 pm | Geneva Healthcare

Nurses and Midwives are at the forefront of our healthcare system, saving lives and bringing new ones into the world safely. They are also playing a critical role in the fight to protect New Zealanders during the COVID-19 crisis. To acknowledge ... More >>

Call For Official Reporting Of Covid Infection Among Health Care Staff

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 10:10 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is calling for the numbers of medical professionals who contract Covid-19 through clinical work to be formally collected and included in official updates. Many countries in Europe and Asia have been officially ... More >>

COVID-19 Highlights Nurses’ Vulnerability As Backbone To Health Services Worldwide

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 7:56 am | UN News

Echoing that call, Baroness Mary Watkins, Alternate-Chair of Nursing Now and co-chair of the report, underscored that nurses have also been attacked “not only with COVID care, but with Ebola, with AIDS, with HIV”. It was “completely unacceptable” ... More >>

Telemedicine Abortion Care Comes To New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 6:52 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa congratulates the Ministry of Health for offering telemedicine abortion care for early medical abortions to same patients during the Covid-19 lockdown. “The Ministry of Health has designated abortion care as an essential ... More >>

Aroha, Clever Kiwi Ingenuity To Help Young People Cope With COVID-19 Lockdown

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 6:10 am | A Better Start National Science Challenge

Researchers from the University of Auckland and A Better Start – E Tipu e Rea National Science Challenge have developed Aroha, a Chatbot, to help young people manage stress and isolation during the current COVID-19 lockdown. Aroha can be accessed ... More >>

SDHB Daily Media Update - Tuesday 7 April 2020

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 6:50 pm | Southern District Health Board

New cases in Southern The Ministry of Health announced 10 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 187. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting. ... More >>

Hearing Aids And Face Masks Need Extra Care

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 4:15 pm | Hearing New Zealand

7th April 2020 : Hearing New Zealand wishes to alert people who wear hearing aids that adding a protective face mask is not as easy as it sounds. President Tony Rush explains “The loops on the face mask are secured around the ears. The typical hearing ... More >>

Māori And Pacific COVID-19 Testing Boosted With New Centres

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 3:39 pm | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

The number of Māori and Pacific people being tested for COVID-19 is set to significantly increase with the opening of two new community testing centres in South Auckland. Last weekend, a clinic focusing on the needs of the Pacific community opened at South ... More >>

54 New Cases Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 2:20 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 241 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ... More >>

Crunching Big Data To Help In A Crisis

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 2:11 pm | University of Auckland

Experts from the Business School at the University of Auckland have been urgently analysing big data to assist the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards (DHBs) create a new temporary funding model for service providers to older people living ... More >>

Mentally Preparing For Leaving Lockdown - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 12:17 pm | Science Media Centre

Tomorrow New Zealanders will reach the half-way point of the four-week-long Level 4 restrictions. Today, the Ministry of Health launched two campaigns to provide mental health and parenting support amidst the unprecedented lockdown conditions. The SMC ... More >>

Reproductive Health Services Are Essential Services, Including During Pandemics Like COVID-19

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 7:44 am | Citizen News Service

The recently released Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020 shows that Asia and the Pacific region is not on track to achieve any of the 169 targets of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), including those around ensuring universal access ... More >>

Orion Health Eases Strain On Health Systems With COVID-19 PatientManagement Platform

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 6:26 am | Orion Health

Orion Health has been working closely with its customers since the beginning of the outbreak to quickly develop and deploy COVID-19 solutions that meet an individual provider’s focus. The company is dedicated to finding solutions to manage the COVID-19 ... More >>

Maori Focussed Centre To Test For COVID-19 In South Auckland

Monday, 6 April 2020, 6:05 pm | Whanau Ora Community Clinic

A Community Based Assessment Centre or Drive-In testing station will now focus on Maori and the wider South Auckland Community based in Manukau. From Saturday 4th April 2020, the Whanau Ora Community Clinic constructed a CBAC Drive-In testing station ... More >>

BOP HEALTH COVID-19 Response Launches New Website

Monday, 6 April 2020, 4:41 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The BOP HEALTH COVID-19 Response has created a new website to help address the Bay of Plenty and Lakes community’s COVID-19 questions. The website has the latest health updates relating to COVID-19, plus answers to frequently asked questions. ... More >>

Is This New Zealand’s First Mobile Testing For COVID 19?

Monday, 6 April 2020, 3:19 pm | Te Awakairangi Health Network

Dr Kim Hurst and Vanessa Cameron testing for COVID-19 in Wainuiomata Across the Hutt Valley, community based assessment and swabbing centres (CBACs) are being set up to test for COVID-19. Many general practices are testing people at the medical ... More >>

67 New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 6 April 2020, 2:53 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 39 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 28 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 176 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ... More >>

Blind Low Vision NZ Working Collaboratively To Ensure No One Left Behind During Covid-19 Lockdown

Monday, 6 April 2020, 1:32 pm | Blind Low Vision NZ

Blind Low Vision NZ is uniting with blind, low vision, deafblind and other organisations to ensure Kiwis living with sight loss have access to the essentials during the Covid-19 crisis. “Access to essential services such as the supermarket and the pharmacies ... More >>

COVID-19: Don’t Just Stay At Home, Stay Occupied

Monday, 6 April 2020, 11:19 am | Occupational Therapy New Zealand

OTNZ-WNA has developed the COVID-19 Activity Recommendation Toolkit (CART) so New Zealanders can keep occupied and keep the virus in check. With just over one week down and (at least) three to go, we all need to be mindful that the COVID-19 Level ... More >>

Feast On Feijoas To Keep Your Immunity Levels Up

Monday, 6 April 2020, 10:09 am | Five plus a day

Feijoas are coming into season at just the right time as Kiwis search for new ways to boost their immunity and overall health. This year’s feijoa crop will peak in April and remain in plentiful supply until the end of June. Consuming two feijoas ... More >>

Active+ Offers Virtual Physio For Injured Kiwis During Lockdown

Monday, 6 April 2020, 9:40 am | Active Plus

Active+, a 100% Kiwi owned physiotherapy and rehabilitation network, is offering virtual physio clinics for New Zealanders suffering from aches and pains during lockdown. ACC has predicted that homebased injuries will go up over the coming weeks as Kiwis ... More >>

Coronavirus: Medical Professionals Are The Cinderella Of This Public Health Emergency

Monday, 6 April 2020, 8:40 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Specialists are being undervalued when they should be celebrated. OPINION: Public health medicine specialists have been at the frontline of the fight against coronavirus in New Zealand both in advising the government, leadership and operational implementation, ... More >>

No New Cases: Medical Officer Of Health Encourages People To Get Tested

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 4:01 pm | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

The Ministry of Health today reported no new Covid-19 cases in Hawke’s Bay. The total remains at 29. Hawke’s Bay Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones said that while today’s news was pleasing, he urged everyone to continue to stay within their ... More >>

89 More Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 2:54 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 41 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 156 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ... More >>

SDHB COVID-19 Update 05/04 : 9 new COVID-19 cases in Southern

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 2:42 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Ministry of Health announced 9 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 160 as of 8am this morning. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting. ... More >>

Waikato DHB CBACs Assess Over 6000

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 2:10 pm | Waikato District Health Board

More than 6000 people have been assessed by the eight Waikato Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC) as of Saturday, 4 April. “The number of people we have been able to assist is the result of so much hard work by our Waikato DHB, Civil Defence, iwi ... More >>

How Deadly Is The Coronavirus? It’s Still Far From Clear

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 7:49 am | Spectator

There is room for different interpretations of the data By Dr John Lee In announcing the most far-reaching restrictions on personal freedom in the history of our nation, Boris Johnson resolutely followed the scientific advice that he had been given. The ... More >>

Government Urged To Rethink Giving Free Reign To Online Alcohol Sales

Sunday, 5 April 2020, 6:34 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Aotearoa New Zealand is facing a crisis of an extraordinary nature. Alcohol Healthwatch believes that all possible steps need to be taken to reduce pressures on our health system so we can address this emergency. This includes removing online alcohol sales ... More >>

NDHB Situation Update And Important Info Re Latest Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 4:59 pm | Northland District Health Board

Did you shop at New World Kaikohe from 20-30 March? Northland Public Health Officials advise anyone who shopped at New World Kaikohe between 20 and 30 March to keep a close eye on their health. This is following the contact tracing conducted on the More >>

SDHB COVID-19 Update 4/4: 20 New Cases in Southern

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 3:54 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Ministry of Health announced 20 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 151 as of 8am this morning. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting. ... More >>

Five New Cases Of Covid-19 Confirmed In Hawke's Bay Update 4/4

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 3:40 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The Ministry of Health today reported five Covid-19 cases in Hawke’s Bay – one probable and four confirmed. This takes the total for the region to 29. Probable cases, are cases that are a close contact of a previously confirmed case that meets ... More >>

Pandemics And Profits--How The Covid-19 Exceptions Prove The Rule

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 3:29 pm | Dr Nayvin Gordon

Covid-19 is contained in Taiwan and Singapore. There is no “lock down”, no mass unemployment, no rising death rate. Factories, schools and businesses are open . Contrast this with Europe and the US where the plague of Covid-19 is devastating ... More >>

82 New Cases Of COVID-19

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 2:21 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 52 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 30 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 127 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ... More >>

Covid-19 Testing To Open In Otara

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 9:07 am | South Seas Healthcare Trust - SSHT

A COVID-19 testing station will open today, for operation, in Otara. South Seas Healthcare CEO Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo says the testing station is a response to the immediate need identified by the Pacific community in Otara, where there was ... More >>

Now Available, "The Quarantine Handbook," The Relief You Have Been Waiting For

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 7:46 am | PR.COM

Now ranked #1 on Amazon New Releases in Psychology of Creativity & Genius, why one book is a much-needed medicine for stress relief during COVID-19 Barbadian author, Gi Gi O’Brien releases "The Quarantine Handbook." Much like fellow ... More >>

Experts Ready To Help Clinicians To Cure Ailing Practices

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 7:14 am | MedTech

Many New Zealand practices are struggling due to the increased pressure the coronavirus crisis is placing on them. The country is in the grips of a financial crisis as well as a health crisis. While many doctors are very busy at the front line fighting the ... More >>

Experts Ready To Help Clinicans To Cure Ailing Practices

Friday, 3 April 2020, 6:44 pm | MedTech

3 April, 2020. Auckland, New Zealand . Many New Zealand practices are struggling due to the increased pressure the coronavirus crisis is placing on them. The country is in the grips of a financial crisis as well as a health crisis. While many doctors ... More >>

Daily Media Update - Friday 3 April 2020

Friday, 3 April 2020, 6:41 pm | Southern District Health Board

New cases in Southern The Ministry of Health announced 13 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 131 as of 8am this morning. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry ... More >>

Waikato DHB Confirms 49 COVID-19 Cases In Matamata

Friday, 3 April 2020, 4:11 pm | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB has confirmed 49 COVID-19 cases in Matamata as of April 3. All four cases confirmed since yesterday are believed to be linked either directly or indirectly to the Redoubt Bar. More >>

Face Masks And COVID-19 - Expert Reaction

Friday, 3 April 2020, 4:00 pm | Science Media Centre

  To mask or not to mask? Between contradictory headlines, many are confused about whether face masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to make an announcement about ... More >>

71 New Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 3 April 2020, 3:04 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 49 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 103 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ... More >>

NZ Government Messaging On Face Masks Could Cost Lives

Friday, 3 April 2020, 2:59 pm | Joseph Judd

On my flight back from Auckland to China two weeks ago, the family sitting next to my wife and I were all wearing hazmat suits, goggles, masks and gloves. We both wore masks too. In fact, everyone including flight attendants on our China Eastern ... More >>

GPs Concerned At Drop In New Zealanders Seeking Medical Care

Friday, 3 April 2020, 2:29 pm | GPNZ

GPs and Nurses at medical centres around the country are concerned that people who really need to be seen are not getting in touch to make appointments, with national data showing a steep decline in consultations over the last week. “It’s really ... More >>

Update Following April 2 COVID-19 National Response Media Conference

Friday, 3 April 2020, 11:26 am | National Crisis Management Centre

At yesterday’s media conference, questions were asked of Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Responses are below. · Work is underway to do a breakdown by ethnicity of people tested for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health will look to report on this on the website ... More >>

New Association Means Business On Behalf Of General Practice Owners

Friday, 3 April 2020, 8:56 am | Genpro

Some hard-hitting and high profile names are behind a new association which has been established to represent front-line General Practice owner-operators and Urgent Care providers in what it describes as a direct response to the Covid-19 threat to ... More >>

Urban Doctors, Nurses To Boost Struggling Rural Practices

Friday, 3 April 2020, 7:53 am | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is very concerned that the COVID-19 outbreak will have a serious impact on rural New Zealanders ability to get the medical care they need compared to people who live in urban centres. They are working closely ... More >>

COVID-19 Update

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:55 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 76 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 92 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ... More >>

New Zealand’s General Practitioners Are A Workforce In Crisis

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:44 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A survey conducted by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners yesterday shows that GPs are at breaking point. The College is calling on the Government for urgent action to address the health crisis that GPs now find themselves in as a result ... More >>

Parents And Caregivers Urged To Watch Out For Choking Hazards

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:27 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury parents and caregivers are being asked to keep a close eye on children in their care while we remain at COVID-19 alert level four, to reduce the risk of our tamariki choking if an object becomes lodged in their airway. With families adjusting ... More >>

Three New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:12 pm | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

The Ministry of Health reported three confirmed Covid-19 cases in Hawke’s Bay, today taking the total for the region to 19. Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones said two of the cases reported today were from people returning from overseas. Close ... More >>

COVID-19: New Charitable Initiative To Fund Remote Monitoring For At-Risk Patients

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 12:18 pm | The Trusts

Patients with serious health conditions, who are at greatest risk if exposed to COVID-19, will benefit from a new charitable initiative which will provide them with remote monitoring technology - reducing their need to visit hospital. The pilot programme ... More >>

Public Should Be Confident In Bay Of Plenty Health System’s COVID-19 Preparations

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 9:45 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

People should have confidence in the preparations being made on their behalf by their healthcare professionals says the person leading the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s (BOPDHB) COVID-19 response. “We’re seeing the very best of our ... More >>

SDHB Daily Media Update - Wednesday 1 April 2020

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 7:36 pm | Southern District Health Board

Lakes District Hospital update Lakes District Hospital is now admitting patients again, after a temporary pause while staff were tested for COVID-19. Altogether 83 staff and contractors were tested for the virus, after two nurses were confirmed ... More >>

61 New Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:34 pm | Ministry of Health

Today there are 47 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 14 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 82 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ... More >>

MoH Moves To Reduce Deaths, With Cannabis

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:27 pm | Hemp Foundation

Last year over 150 Australians and New Zealanders died from Lyrica, a common synthetic pain killer from drug giant Pfizer, while zero people died from cannabis. From today, the giant funded opioid market faces its first brush with competition from cannabis ... More >>

Ngāti Hine Communities Unite In COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:24 pm | Ngati Hine

“Te Manawaroa o Ngāti Hine” is the new Ngāti Hine community response group, established to lead out a long-term community response to COVID-19. Following crisis talks, the group decided to reach out wider and establish a coordinated operating ... More >>

Lessons To Learn From

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:03 pm | Northland District Health Board

After seeing colleagues in Spain struggling to cope with the escalating numbers of COVID-19 cases, Northland man, Rafael Calonge decided to help out health workers here by producing 3D printed face masks to add to stocks. Although not practising ... More >>

Support Crew Brings Kiwis Together To Unite Against Covid-19

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 9:54 am | Support Crew

The Coronavirus lockdown has caused an unprecedented need for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Kiwis to stay socially connected and to get a hand with urgent supplies, meals and picking up prescriptions. Enter Support Crew, an established online help ... More >>

Parkinson’s New Zealand Together Online, Globally, But Remaining In A Bubble

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 5:18 pm | Parkinson's New Zealand

While many parts of the world are in lockdown and Kiwis are isolating within their own bubbles, over 5,500 people from over 76 countries will meet online for the largest Parkinson’s online conference from April 1-3. Running for three days, INSIGHT into ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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