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Surgical Masks Introduced For All DHB Staff And Visitors

Monday, 24 January 2022, 6:17 am | Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards

Under the RED setting, it’s business as usual with surgery and outpatient appointments going ahead, and only minor changes expected for visiting hours – these will be finalised tomorrow and posted on Canterbury DHB’s website. Senior Responsible Officer ... More >>

New Zealand To Move To Red From 11:59pm Tonight

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 8:26 pm | COVID-19 All of Government Response Group

COVID-19 update from the New Zealand Government From 11:59pm tonight, 23 January 2022, all parts of New Zealand will move to the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) in response to cases of the Omicron variant identified ... More >>

NZ Moves To Red As Omicron Cases Spread - Expert Reaction

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 3:51 pm | Science Media Centre

The country will shift to the Red setting of the traffic light system at midnight tonight, after nine cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant were detected in the Nelson/Marlborough region. Some of the cases attended a wedding in Auckland. Prime Minister Jacinda ... More >>

MidCentral DHB COVID-19 Update – 23 January

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 2:38 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

We have no new cases of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral as at 1pm on Sunday 23 January 2022. Yesterday, 406 tests were processed across the rohe. All close contacts have so far returned negative tests with Day 5 tests currently underway. COVID-19 ... More >>

Omicron Has Entered Our Whare – Maori Authority Chair Calls For Community Readiness

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 7:20 am | National Maori Authority

Omicron has entered our whare – Maori Authority Chair calls for community readiness as the nation awaits genome and testing results The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has this morning said that Omicron is obviously now in the community ... More >>

COVID-19 Update – 22 January

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 3:09 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

We have no new cases of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral as at 1pm on Saturday 22 January 2022. Yesterday, 391 tests were processed across the rohe. All close contacts have so far returned negative tests. COVID-19 has not been detected in wastewater ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay DHB Urges People With COVID-19 Symptoms To Get Tested

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 2:16 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay has four new cases to report today, all are close contacts of people from the Hastings cluster. This takes the number of active cases in the region to 13. Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre said with COVID-19 cases increasing, ... More >>

Working Mothers Drink More In Lockdown

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 7:17 am | University of Auckland

As the PM tells us to prepare for omicron isolation, a researcher urges Kiwis, especially mums, not to stock up on alcohol. Stressed-out women under 50 who were working from home and living with children were the most likely to increase alcohol consumption ... More >>

MidCentral DHB Prepared To Respond To COVID-19 In The Community

Friday, 21 January 2022, 7:13 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

Following today’s announcement from the Ministry of Health that there is a positive case of the Omicron variant in Manawatū, the MidCentral District Health Board is encouraging the community to prepare for living with COVID-19. MidCentral District ... More >>

COVID-19 Update – 21 January

Friday, 21 January 2022, 11:15 am | MidCentral District Health Board

There are no further positive cases of COVID-19 to report as at 9am Friday 21 January. The results of the genome sequencing of the positive case announced yesterday will be reported today. Yesterday, 297 tests were processed in the MidCentral rohe. This ... More >>

Hosts Postpone 2022 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:45 am | Primary Healthcare Awards

As Omicron approaches New Zealand, hosts of the 2022 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora have made the difficult decision to postpone the awards until later in the year. “Primary care is playing a central role in New Zealand’s ... More >>

Innovative Partnership Takes Southern Wellbeing Trust To New Level

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:41 am | Southern Wellbeing Trust

A partnership formed between the Southern Wellbeing Trust and Ember Innovations will take the Trust to a new level in supporting the wellbeing of the Queenstown Lakes community. The Southern Wellbeing Trust was recently selected by Ember Innovations ... More >>

Maori Authority Launches Online Campaign To Prepare Whanau On What To Do If Omicron Hits

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 2:16 pm | National Maori Authority

The National Maori Authority has started a social media campaign called “its time to prepare for Omicron”. The Chair, Matthew Tukaki, has said it is inevitable that Omicron will enter the community and that the majority of those impacted will be ... More >>

Six COVID-19 Cases Now In Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 12:07 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay now has a total of six COVID-19 cases in the region, including a further two cases to report today. The Ministry of Health will officially notify these cases today, along with one case that missed the cut off yesterday, (19 January). One case ... More >>

First Kaupapa Māori Vaccine Clinic For West Coast Tamariki

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 10:45 am | Poutini Waiora

A West Coast kaupapa Māori health provider is holding its first vaccination clinic for tamariki near Hokitika this weekend, as the vaccine roll out ramps up. 476,000 tamariki aged 5 to 11 years old became eligible to get vaccinated earlier this week, ... More >>

Government Agencies Team Up To Help Achieve Equity In Cancer Outcomes

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 8:55 am | Joint Press Release

The Health Research Council (HRC), Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency, and the Ministry of Health have today announced $6.2 million in funding for research aimed at addressing the stark inequities in cancer care and survival for Māori and ... More >>

Exposure Update: Border-related Omicron Case

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 6:10 am | Ministry of Health

19 January 2022 The Ministry of Health can tonight confirm the whole genome sequencing of the previously reported worker at Auckland Airport and the MIQ worker’s household contact, who both tested positive yesterday, is of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. ... More >>

New Zealand Food Safety Advises Consumers To Cook Mussels Through

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 10:22 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is reminding consumers to thoroughly cook mussels following an increase in cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus around the country this summer. Deputy Director-General New Zealand Food Safety Vince Arbuckle said, “Since mid-November ... More >>

Application For Judicial Review Of Pfizer Vaccine Rollout For 5 To 11-year-olds

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 7:40 am | The Hood

Legal action has been launched by a group of concerned parents calling for an urgent review of Medsafe’s decision to roll out the Pzifer vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds. Following lodgement at Wellington’s High Court last week of an application for ... More >>

Missed Opportunities In Cancer Patient Care

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

A man in his fifties had a history of schizophrenia and chronic thought disorder, and lived in a community residential mental health service. Over a six week period he presented to the Emergency Department seven times with severe abdominal pain. ... More >>

Dentist Fails To Provide Appropriate Information About Treatment Required

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The woman went to the dentist for an orthodontic evaluation for treatment to correct the alignment of her teeth, which were "wonky" and off-centre because she was naturally missing her top right incisor (tooth 12). The dentist provided treatment ... More >>

Maori Leader Reiterates The Message Of Vaccination As The Roll For Tamariki Begins

Monday, 17 January 2022, 12:50 pm | National Maori Authority

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has again called on Te Ao Maori to get their booster shots and begin to have their Tamariki and mokopuna vaccinated as childhood vaccinations get underway. Tukaki, who has been meeting with ... More >>

Booster Rollout Accelerated To Protect Against COVID-19 Variants

Monday, 17 January 2022, 12:07 pm | Ministry of Health

Everyone aged 18 years and older who has received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine can now book their free booster dose using BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26 (8am - 8pm, seven days a week). If it’s been ... More >>

ASICS Is Encouraging You To ‘stay In It’ In 2022

Monday, 17 January 2022, 10:46 am | ASICS

Make running your new years resolution in 2022 and get rewarded for staying in it for the whole year, with support from ASICS. In 2021, 1 in 2 kiwis started running and dropped off within the first month (referred to as running dropping-off syndrome). ... More >>

COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

Monday, 17 January 2022, 6:29 am | Ministry of Health

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January. The COVID-19 vaccine ... More >>

COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

Monday, 17 January 2022, 6:28 am | Ministry of Health

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January. The COVID-19 vaccine ... More >>

Auckland’s Vaccination Sites Ready To Welcome Children Aged 5 To 11

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 5:59 pm | NRHCC

Vaccination centres, GPs and pharmacies across Tāmaki Makaurau are gearing up to begin immunising 5 to 11-year-old children from tomorrow (Monday 17 January). Vaccination sites have been working to create a family-friendly experience with activities to ... More >>

Positive Case In Hastings

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 6:44 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

15 January A positive COVID-19 result has been returned for a Hastings resident. Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre said the case was safely isolating with appropriate health and welfare supports in place. “Public health officials are ... More >>

Kid’s COVID Vaccines Roll Out – Expert Reaction

Friday, 14 January 2022, 4:21 pm | Science Media Centre

Younger children can receive two doses of the children’s version of the Pfizer vaccine Almost half a million New Zealand kids will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from Monday , when criteria widen to include 5-11 year olds. As the roll-out progresses, ... More >>

Introducing New Resusciation Training Programmes At MidCentral DHB

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 10:27 am | MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) has become the second DHB in New Zealand to introduce a breakthrough resuscitation training programme to improve CPR and ventillation training for staff. The Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Programme uses mobile ... More >>

Blood Pressure Drugs May Cause Kidney Damage Over Long Term, Study Suggests

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 6:43 am | UVA Health

Scientists Urge Clinical Trials to Determine Effects in Patients CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 11, 2022 – New kidney research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to ... More >>

Pictor's Completes Successful US Clinical Trials For Unique COVID Antibody Testing

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 6:12 pm | Pictor Limited

New Zealand diagnostic biotech company Pictor’s world-leading COVID-19 antibody testing regime has completed validation trials at two separate sites the United States. The Pictor test simultaneously detects the presence of both anti-Spike Antigen (SP) ... More >>

Failing On The Basics: Are We Able To #BreakTheChain Of Infection Transmission?

Monday, 10 January 2022, 7:02 am | CNS

The year 2022 began on a dismal note, with its first week reporting the highest-ever number of COVID-19 cases in a week globally. Since the pandemic began in December 2019, the reported number of people who contracted the virus has been over 306 million ... More >>

A Story Too Familiar For Comfort

Sunday, 9 January 2022, 7:34 pm | Ian Powell

On 4 January the British newspaper the Guardian published an insightful article by its health policy editor Denis Campbell: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/04/nhs-is-in-crisis-but-the-roots-go-much-further-back-than-omicron?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other . Campbell is an experienced journalist. He’s been writing for the Guardian and ... More >>

Tauranga Drum And Bass Festival Public Health Advice Revised

Sunday, 9 January 2022, 7:27 pm | Toi Te Ora Public Health

The Ministry of Health has issued the following statement. A reassessment of the risk posed by the drum and bass festival in Tauranga’s Wharepai Domain on 3 January has today been downgraded to asking all those who attended the festival to monitor ... More >>

Time For ‘No Jab No Job’ Policy To Go

Saturday, 8 January 2022, 8:15 pm | Family First New Zealand

The Don’t Divide Us.nz campaign , which presented a petition to Parliament last month with 87,269 signatures, is calling on the Government to ditch the divisive ‘no jab no job’ policy and allow for the use of COVID rapid antigen testing as ... More >>

Bay Of Plenty Community Effort In Reaching Vaccination Milestone Praised

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:36 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Staff at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s Tauranga Central COVID-19 community vaccination centre on First Avenue celebrate achieving the 90 percent fully vaccinated milestone. The community effort needed for the Bay of Plenty to reach the 90 percent ... More >>

COVID-19 Response Upgrades Completed At Tauranga Hospital

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:24 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

COVID-19 response upgrade works which will enhance the care of patients and their whānau and improve staff safety have been completed at Tauranga Hospital. The COVID-19 Response – Oxygen Supply and Related Environmental Systems project was completed ... More >>

Clinical Evaluation Of LeSoleil Against COVID-19

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 7:39 pm | ACN Newswire

Announcement on Global Recruitment of Collaborative Agencies for LeSoleil Guangzhou, China, Jan 6, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Since February 2020, when Suntrap Life Technologies Ltd established a COVID-19 project for drug discovery, the Suntrap research team ... More >>

Clinical Evaluation Of LeSoleil Against COVID-19

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 7:38 pm | ACN Newswire

Announcement on Global Recruitment of Collaborative Agencies for LeSoleil Guangzhou, China, Jan 6, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Since February 2020, when Suntrap Life Technologies Ltd established a COVID-19 project for drug discovery, the Suntrap research team ... More >>

People Turning Out In Droves For Their COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:54 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay people are turning out in their droves to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccination just two days in from becoming eligible for their booster dose. Yesterday anyone aged 18 or over in New Zealand who had their second vaccination at least four ... More >>

Arrive Early At BOP Hospitals As COVID-19 Screening Could Cause Short Delays

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:29 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

People are being asked to arrive early when visiting hospital as important COVID-19 screening procedures mean there may be a short delay in gaining entry. As part of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s preparedness to protect our patients, ... More >>

B-cell Lymphoma Clinical Trials Now Open On The TrialWire Platform

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:43 am | ACN Newswire

ADELAIDE, AUS, Jan 5, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - TrialWire(TM) is pleased to announce new B-cell lymphoma clinical studies are now available on the TrialWire Platform. More than 6 million people have used TrialWire over the past few years to find clinical ... More >>

Autism Clinical Trials Now Open On The TrialWire Platform

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:41 am | ACN Newswire

ADELAIDE, AUS, Jan 5, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - TrialWire(TM) is pleased to announce new Autism (ASD) clinical studies are now available on the TrialWire Platform. More than 6 million people have used TrialWire over the past few years to find clinical ... More >>

70 Per Cent Vaccination Target Must Be Met To Ward Off Omicron: WHO

Wednesday, 5 January 2022, 6:54 am | UN News

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge across the world, the UN health agency on Tuesday said that it was crucial that more is done to help all countries receive lifesaving coronavirus jabs as quickly as possible. The development comes ... More >>

Maintain Vigilance To Protect Against COVID-19 This Summer

Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 5:28 pm | Toi Te Ora Public Health

COVID-19 continues to spread in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts, and the local Medical Officer of Health is reminding people to be extremely vigilant. With well over 250 cases of COVID-19 reported across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes regions since ... More >>

Multiple COVID-19 Exposure Events Identified At The Pelican Club, Auckland

Monday, 3 January 2022, 7:06 pm | NRHCC

Multiple COVID-19 exposure events have been identified at the Pelican Club in Eden Terrace, Auckland over several different dates. So far 6 individuals linked to the venue have tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who visited the Pelican Club between ... More >>

Health Warning – Unsafe Recreational Water Quality In Waikirikiri (Selwyn River) At Glentunnel

Saturday, 1 January 2022, 5:36 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in consecutive samples taken from in Waikirikiri (Selwyn River) at Glentunnel. Dr Cheryl Brunton, Canterbury ... More >>

Boosters Key To Protecting New Zealanders From Omicron In 2022

Saturday, 1 January 2022, 2:03 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealanders are urged to make getting their booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine a New Year’s resolution as Auckland’s biggest vaccination centre reopens. On 5 January 2022, the interval between the second dose and the booster reduces from ... More >>

UN Data Helps Balance New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions

Saturday, 1 January 2022, 6:47 am | UN News

At the heart of many New Year’s resolutions is a fresh gym membership and an intensive exercise regime that promises to deliver quick results. But that is not necessarily the most efficient way for everyone to lose weight, according to a new study by the ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Reaches 90% Fully Vaccinated On New Year’s Eve

Friday, 31 December 2021, 6:48 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay people can enjoy New Year’s Eve knowing the region is better protected against COVID-19 with 90 percent of the eligible population now fully vaccinated. Hawke’s Bay DHB COVID-19 Vaccination Senior Responsible Officer Chris Mckenna said ... More >>

Positive COVID-19 Case Detected In Napier

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 7:43 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

A positive COVID-19 result has been returned for a Napier resident. Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones said today the case was safely isolating at home with appropriate health and welfare supports in place. While public health officials continue investigations, ... More >>

The Science Of Mistakes In A Healthcare Setting. Are We Immune From COVID Testing Errors In Aotearoa New Zealand?

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 7:39 pm | NZIMLS

The recent issue with incorrect COVID PCR result text messages being sent out from SydPath, St. Vincent's Pathology in Sydney raises a valid question. Could this happen in Aotearoa New Zealand? The logical reality is that mistakes can and do happen no ... More >>

Keeping Yourself Safe With COVID-19 In The Community

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 7:36 pm | Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards

There are a number of things you can do to keep yourself safe while out and about in Canterbury. Mask up – wearing a mask provides great protection. It must cover your nose and mouth. Surgical (paper) masks provide better protection than fabric ... More >>

St John Ambulance Prepares For What Could Be Its Busiest New Year's Eve

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 6:04 pm | St John

As the country prepares to celebrate – or perhaps commiserate – the year that was 2021, St John is reminding the public to look after each other on the busiest night for the emergency ambulance service. The highest demand for the emergency ambulance ... More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Now In Delivery Phase

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 5:56 pm | Helius Therapeutics

This month marks three years since Parliament unanimously passed the legislation to enable a New Zealand medicinal cannabis industry. With overseas products limited and expensive, finally Kiwi patients would have legal access to quality local products More >>

First Community Exposures From Border-related Omicron Case

Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 6:26 pm | Ministry of Health

Whole genome sequencing has detected a border-related case of Omicron who had briefly been active in the community. The case is a recent international arrival who returned a positive result on day nine of their self-isolation period. They had previously More >>

New Zealanders Are Not Ready For Widespread COVID-19 Infection

Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 6:18 pm | Horizon Research Limited

New Zealanders are not yet ready for a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 cases. New research finds: 37%, or around 1,479,000 adults are not confident they have the space needed to isolate at home if they get infected. If the infection rate reaches the ... More >>

More Government Support Needed To Attract Nurses

Monday, 27 December 2021, 6:14 am | Enliven

Enliven positive ageing services is warning a crisis is looming in aged care if more is not done to support the recruitment and retention of nurses. The not-for-profit organisation has been forced to consider temporarily moving some of its Chalmers ... More >>

More Government Support Needed To Attract Nurses

Monday, 27 December 2021, 6:13 am | Enliven

Enliven positive ageing services is warning a crisis is looming in aged care if more is not done to support the recruitment and retention of nurses. The not-for-profit organisation has been forced to consider temporarily moving some of its Chalmers ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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