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Te Arawa Extends Ground-breaking Health Delivery

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 12:47 pm | Te Arawa Lakes Trust

A landmark partnership between iwi and Māori health providers – including Te Arawa Lakes Trust – is another step forward in designing and delivering equitable health outcomes for Te Arawa whānau. Called Taki O Autahi, the partnership involves ... More >>

New Iwi And Telehealth Partnership A Major Milestone For Māori

Friday, 12 August 2022, 2:20 pm | Joint Press Release

A landmark partnership between iwi and Māori health providers Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Te Arawa Lakes Trust and Whakarongorau Aotearoa // New Zealand Telehealth Services marks the next stage of designing and delivering equitable ... More >>

Grant Enables New Programme For Children Living With Anxiety

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 11:48 am | University of Canterbury

An exciting new programme to help children living with anxiety is able to go ahead following a generous donation from the Sir Campbell and Lady Leita Wylie Foundation. The latest programme from Triple P parenting courses, Fear-Less, is being run by ... More >>

Cost Of Living Takes Toll On New Zealanders’ Wellbeing

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 9:22 am | Southern Cross

New research highlights wider effects of budgetary pressures The current economic uncertainty is affecting more than New Zealanders’ pockets, according to the latest Southern Cross Healthy Futures Report , with the cost of living crisis directly impacting ... More >>

Youth Mental Health—a Response To National’s Proposed Welfare Plan

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 9:48 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

National’s new unemployment policy is too simplistic an approach to work on such a complex and complicated issue, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC). Newly elected president Sarah Maindonald says a simple carrot and stick approach as National ... More >>

Wellington Free Ambulance Suggests Pay Cut During First Responder Crisis

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 7:15 am | FIRST Union

Bargaining between Wellington Free Ambulance and FIRST Union ambulance officers has been cut short by the employer following an effective offer of a 6% pay cut for frontline responders, and strike action is under consideration in the capital, said ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay School Nurse Gains Nursing Council’s Nod To Prescribe Certain Medications

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 11:16 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Helping ease the load off GPs and improving healthcare access are benefits of Hawke’s Bay’s registered nurse prescribing programme, says the first participant to complete it. Nursing Council of New Zealand last year endorsed Te Whatu Ora – Health New ... More >>

Providing Appropriate Information And Clear Communication Vital To Obtaining Informed Consent From Consumers

Monday, 8 August 2022, 2:26 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The issue of informed consent was highlighted in a decision by Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell, who found an otolaryngologist and ear, nose and throat clinic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights ... More >>

Care Provided To Elderly Woman Fell Short Of Acceptable Standards

Monday, 8 August 2022, 2:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The importance of critical thinking and the use of initiative by registered nurses when responding to different scenarios, and the vital role of communication was highlighted in a decision by Deputy Commissioner Rose Wall. An elderly woman was admitted to ... More >>

NZ Chiropractors Say Keeping Active This Winter Will Help You Fight Covid

Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:36 am | New Zealand Chiropractors' Association

The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) says the latest research shows that staying active helps reduce the effects of Covid-19 infection and calls on Kiwis to look after their physical wellbeing and mental health during the winter months. ... More >>

Concerns About Effects Of Fertility Treatment On Children’s Development Are Unwarranted, Large Study Suggests

Monday, 8 August 2022, 6:39 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

Differences in the growth, weight, and body fat levels of children conceived through fertility treatment are small, and no longer apparent by late adolescence, finds new research. The University of Bristol-led study, published in the American Medical ... More >>

NHC Clinical Director Moves To Top Role In Te Aka Whai Ora

Friday, 5 August 2022, 6:17 pm | National Hauora Coalition

TĀMAKI MAKAURAU; Friday 5th August 2022: Dr Rachel Brown, Chief Executive of National Hauora Coalition (NHC), announced today that long-time Clinical Director Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen has been appointed Chief Medical Officer at Te Aka Whai Ora (Māori ... More >>

Raising The Radiology Roof

Friday, 5 August 2022, 12:22 pm | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

The Radiology Department at Taranaki Base Hospital are the proud custodians of a brand new state-of-the art MRI machine – but taking delivery of it was a major logistical challenge. “It wasn’t just getting the very heavy, very big machine ... More >>

Nurses Are The Key To Infection Control In Nursing Facilities

Friday, 5 August 2022, 10:02 am | Hugh Grant

When it comes to skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes, nurses are some of the key providers that provide daily care to residents. These nurses are expected to adhere to strict infection control practices in order to ensure that infection ... More >>

Updated Health User Information Informs COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 12:24 pm | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

An upcoming technical change to vaccine coverage reporting will see 233,000 more New Zealanders added to the list of those eligible for their COVID-19 vaccinations, as part of continuous improvements to the vaccination programme. The change will ... More >>

Inconsistent Advice For Covid-Positive Women Living With Breast Cancer

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11:15 am | Sweet Louise

Women living with Metastatic Breast Cancer who test positive for Covid-19 are being given conflicting advice on how to maintain their treatment and Health NZ needs to issue clear guidance, according to Sweet Louise, the only charity in New Zealand ... More >>

National’s Backtrack On Health Funding Not Surprising

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:12 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says the National Party backtracking on its promise to match health funding with inflation if it were in Government - as reported today in the media - should come ... More >>

TCC & AH+ Will Launch Under One Banner On 1 December 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 7:28 pm | Alliance Health Plus

The Cause Collective and Alliance Health Plus will combine to create more effective, integrated, health and wellbeing outcomes for Pacific populations and South Auckland communities . New integrated organisation launches 1 December 2022. Aim: strengthen ... More >>

ACEM Welcomes New Zealand’s Healthcare Workforce Crisis Solutions

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 11:40 am | ACEM

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM; the College) welcomes the Aotearoa New Zealand Government’s announcement of solutions aimed at addressing the healthcare workforce crisis, and urges the government to promptly implement the ... More >>

International Fasd Awareness Day: September 9, 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 11:07 am | FASD Day

This is an international awareness campaign giving voice and support to those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Every year on the 9th day of the 9th month, to symbolise the nine months of pregnancy, millions of people around the world hold ... More >>

Workforce Announcement A “good Start” But A Lot More To Do – And Fast

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 12:52 am | Federation of Primary Health

The country’s leading primary and community health membership organisation, the Federation of Primary Health , is pleased with the Government’s announcement today but stresses more must be done as quickly as possible to address workforce issues. ... More >>

New CEO For Hospice New Zealand

Monday, 1 August 2022, 8:09 pm | Hospice NZ

Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa/Hospice New Zealand has appointed Wayne Naylor as its new Chief Executive. Hospice New Zealand Board Chair, Jane Williams, says she is delighted and excited for Wayne to be confirmed in the role. “We were pleased to ... More >>

Dentist Did Not Provide Clear Information About Orthotropic Treatment

Monday, 1 August 2022, 2:19 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner, Carolyn Cooper has highlighted the importance of providing clear information to allow consumers to make an informed decision about their care and give informed consent in a decision published by the Office of the Health and ... More >>

Health Professionals Must Maintain Professional Boundaries With Patients At All Times

Monday, 1 August 2022, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The importance of maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with patients, even after the professional relationship has ceased, was highlighted in a decision published by Deputy Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell. In the decision, Dr Caldwell ... More >>

Informed Consent For Treatment A Fundamental Right Of Patients

Monday, 1 August 2022, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The importance of seeking clear informed consent before undertaking treatment was highlighted in a decision by Deputy Commissioner Carolyn Cooper, who found an acupuncturist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the ... More >>

Long-standing Discrimination Against Women Finally Addressed

Monday, 1 August 2022, 12:31 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Proposed changes to ACC legislation to cover birth injuries addresses long-standing discrimination against women, according to New Zealand’s only specialist physiotherapist in pelvic health. Dr Melissa Davidson helped prepare Physiotherapy New Zealand’s ... More >>

Step Up For Breastfeeding, Say Key Health Organisations

Monday, 1 August 2022, 7:18 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA), the NZ College of Midwives and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand have joined forces to remind New Zealanders that successful breastfeeding involves the whole whānau. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), runs from ... More >>

Appointment Of Markerita Poutasi As National Director, Pacific Health

Friday, 29 July 2022, 5:04 pm | Health New Zealand Ltd

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand has today announced the appointment of Markerita (Meg) Poutasi as National Director, Pacific Health. Announcing this permanent appointment, Te Whatu Ora Chief Executive Fepulea’i Margie Apa said Markerita Poutasi brought ... More >>

Figures Show A Third Of Taranaki Population Has Had COVID-19

Friday, 29 July 2022, 2:11 pm | Te Whatu Ora Taranaki

The latest COVID-19 figures show that more 41,400 people, approximately a third of the Taranaki population, have had COVID-19, but this number could be higher according to Dr Catherine Jackson, Te Whatu Ora Taranaki medical officer of health. "It’s ... More >>

Let’s Support Actions To Make Aotearoa New Zealand Smokefree By 2025

Friday, 29 July 2022, 11:37 am | College of Public Health Medicine

Better health and quality of life for all New Zealanders will be the outcome if the proposed amendments to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill are passed. The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine ... More >>

Regional-first Mobile Clinic Set To Improve Community Access To Hepatitis C Detection

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 7:16 pm | Community Hepatitis C Service

To celebrate World Hepatitis Day and the national awareness campaign launch Te Manawa Taki – Community Hepatitis C Service revealed their specialist mobile hepatitis C pop-up clinic in Huntly today. The mobile clinic is a regional first, significantly ... More >>

Eye Health Aotearoa Take Their Campaign About The Importance Of Eye Health To Parliament’s Front Door

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 1:46 pm | Eye Health Aotearoa

Eye Health Aotearoa (EHA) hosted an event at Parliament to launch the “Eye Care in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022 – Eye Care Situation Analysis Tool (ESCAT)” report. The report can be downloaded from the Eye Health Aotearoa website . EHA also hosted ... More >>

Answers Please? Tribulations Of Getting A Covid19 Vaccine '2nd Booster'

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 1:34 pm | Keith Rankin

I try to write about general issues of importance, in a general – indeed global – context. This time I will write just about me. I am the same age as Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland. And I want to be appropriately protected from Covid19. I have ... More >>

New Directions For Water Fluoridation

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 4:40 pm | NZ College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) welcomes the announcement that the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has made directions under the Health Act to 14 local authorities to add fluoride to some or all of their water ... More >>

First Nurse Practitioner Owner In General Practice Network

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 2:35 pm | Green Cross Health

Tamah Clapham is the first Nurse Practitioner (NP) in New Zealand’s largest general practice network to take a shareholding in one of the practices. In May Dr Shomel Gauznabi, Dr Richard Chen and Tamah became partner owners in The Doctors Middlemore. ... More >>

People Warned To Stay Away From Beaches, Rivers And Floodwaters

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 2:11 pm | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Te Mana Ora (Community and Public Health) is warning people to avoid contact with beaches, rivers and floodwaters for two days. Dr Matthew Reid, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says the recent heavy rain has resulted in added pressure on sewerage ... More >>

Get A Hepatitis C Test On World Hepatitis Day To Put Your Worries Behind You

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 10:49 am | Health New Zealand Ltd

New Zealanders at risk of hepatitis C should make sure to get a quick and easy finger-prick test on World Hepatitis Day this Thursday (28 July), says Dr Nick Chamberlain, National Director of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand National Public Health Service. “Most ... More >>

Kiwi Researchers Make A World-first Breakthrough In The Race For A Batten Disease Cure

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 10:39 am | Cure Kids

Cure Kids is celebrating this year's Red Nose Day Appeal by marking a major breakthrough in the battle against Batten disease. A campaign that started back in 2012 with the help of Flight of the Conchords and many leading New Zealand entertainers provided ... More >>

More Choice For Cantabrians In Sports And Injury Healthcare, As New Radiology Clinic Opens

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 9:27 am | Pacific Radiology

Doors opened this week to Pacific Radiology’s latest Metro Branch in Christchurch, specialising in sports and musculoskeletal imaging. Ideally located on the ground floor of 136 Moorhouse Ave and opposite the new Christchurch Metro Sports precinct ... More >>

Dentists And The Cancer Society Mark World Head And Neck Cancer Day

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 5:55 am | Cancer Society

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and the Cancer Society are raising awareness of the incidence of head and neck cancers for World Head and Neck Cancer Day today. These include cancers of the lips, mouth, throat and salivary glands. New Zealand ... More >>

‘Desperate’ Health System Putting Student Nurses At Risk

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:24 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says nursing shortages have become so dire that Dunedin Hospital has called on nursing students to do tasks normally done by qualified nurses, placing the students at unacceptable ... More >>

‘Desperate’ Health System Putting Student Nurses At Risk

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says nursing shortages have become so dire that Dunedin Hospital has called on nursing students to do tasks normally done by qualified nurses, placing the students at unacceptable ... More >>

ProCare Launches Winter Wellness Campaign To Support General Practices

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:05 pm | ProCare Health

Leading healthcare provider, ProCare, has launched a ‘Winter Wellness’ campaign to support hardworking general practices across the Northern Region as they battle the full throes of winter coughs, colds and flu-like illnesses plus the uplift in ... More >>

Clinical Director And Rural Health Stalwart Recognised With Distinguished Fellowship Award

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 3:38 pm | Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network

Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network Clinical Director Rural Health Dr Jeremy Webber has been awarded Distinguished Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Division of Rural Hospital Medicine. Dr Webber was grateful to receive ... More >>

Healing The Scars Of Psychological Memory

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 3:08 pm | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

‘Trauma’ is a word that seems to be on everyone’s lips lately. What are people referring to, and why is there so much of it? Can we heal ourselves of trauma? Colloquially, I think people are referring to the emotional damage from the accumulation of bad ... More >>

New Testing Speeds Up Results For Identifying Hepatitis B

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 12:10 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

The Hepatitis Foundation has introduced a new point of care (POC) finger prick test. The test is the first of its type to be introduced into New Zealand for Hepatitis B testing. The finger prick is easy to use and is a less invasive procedure, compared ... More >>

Covid-19 Reinfections Add To The Risk Of Acute Complications And Long Covid

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 7:06 am | Gardian

In the early days of the pandemic, it was rare to hear of people catching Covid twice. The Omicron variant that emerged in late November has changed that. As new variants have emerged, and immunity from previous infection and immunisation has ... More >>

Government Urged To “Get A Move On” And Approve Cost-effective, Proven, Stem Cell Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 6:14 am | Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand

A private petition is being delivered to the steps of parliament at lunchtime today – calling for the government to green-light a treatment, readily available overseas, which is delivering remarkable improvements to the health of many patients with multiple ... More >>

HPV Vaccination Prevents Cancer - Protect Your Child This World Head And Neck Cancer Day

Monday, 25 July 2022, 2:58 pm | Head and Neck Cancer Foundation

As Wednesday 27th of July marks World Head and Neck Cancer Day, health agencies say it’s a timely opportunity to raise awareness about the devastating health impacts of head and neck cancers, including oropharyngeal (throat) cancer caused by Human ... More >>

The Practical Link Between Physical And Mental Wellness

Monday, 25 July 2022, 2:03 pm | Psychology Care

As easy as it might be in theory to ‘think positively’, those suffering from depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues can find this to be one of the most difficult things to do in practice. While positive reframing, mindfulness, and ... More >>

TR Group Brings 7 Experts In Sleep And Fatigue Management Together In Cost-effective Online Course

Monday, 25 July 2022, 1:38 pm | TR Group

TR Group has engaged seven experts in sleep medicine, sleep psychology, nutrition, exercise and fatigue management, and launched a cost-effective online course to help drivers, machine operators, supervisors and managers tackle fatigue and sleepiness. ... More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Telehealth Service Extends Into Nelson

Monday, 25 July 2022, 1:19 pm | The Pain Clinic

“Time to take medicinal cannabis more seriously” says expert The Pain Clinic – New Zealand’s fastest growing telehealth service for public access to medicinal cannabis – has opened a centre in Nelson. The Pain Clinic, owned by Medical Kiwi, ... More >>

New CEO Takes The Helm As Bone Marrow Cancer Trust Prepares For Expansion

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 4:11 pm | Bone Marrow Cancer Trust

The Bone Marrow Cancer Trust has appointed experienced health charity boss Mandy Kennedy as CEO, as the organisation embarks on its largest building project to date. The Trust funds life-saving and world-class cancer research and provides patient ... More >>

World Class Website, Tireless Work Wins Janine Bycroft Top GP Award

Saturday, 23 July 2022, 7:05 pm | Health Navigator NZ

Mount Wellington GP and Health Navigator Charitable Trust founder and CEO Janine Bycroft has tonight received a Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Distinguished Fellowship for outstanding services to the practice of medicine. A ... More >>

New Funding Helps People With Mental Health And Addiction Needs To Get Vaccinated

Friday, 22 July 2022, 3:26 pm | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

People with mental health and addiction needs will have better access to COVID-19 vaccinations, other immunisations and health checks thanks to grants from a $2 million fund, the National Director of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand’s National Public ... More >>

Hopes For Earlier Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Friday, 22 July 2022, 3:05 pm | University of Auckland

Work to bring forward cerebral palsy diagnoses in babies has had a boost with $400K funding for referral hubs and research. A pair of researchers have led a successful bid to trial regional hubs for diagnosing cerebral palsy in babies. One in 500 babies ... More >>

Aotearoa Less Affected By Medicine Supply Issues Than Other Countries

Friday, 22 July 2022, 6:42 am | PHARMAC

22 July 2022 Te Pātaka Whaioranga - Pharmac’s work behind the scenes and unique arrangements with suppliers means Aotearoa has been less affected by ongoing supply disruptions than other countries. Currently there are 47 medicine supply issues notified ... More >>

WHO And UNICEF Raise Alarm On Drop In Childhood Immunisation, So Do We

Thursday, 21 July 2022, 3:57 pm | Immunisation Advisory Centre

Child immunisations have dropped so far during COVID that the World Health Organisation and UNICEF are raising the alarm, as is the Immunisation Advisory Centre, IMAC. Internationally 25 million children have missed out on life saving vaccinations and here in New Zealand ... More >>

Boost Your Wellbeing With Mindfulness Month This August

Thursday, 21 July 2022, 3:33 pm | Joint Press Release

Over 1,600 people across Aotearoa have already pledged to take charge of their wellbeing and fundraise for a better mental health system by participating in Mindfulness Month, launched this August by the Mental Health Foundation in partnership with The Kindness ... More >>

A Place To Be: The Retreat NZ Announces A New Residential Rehab Facility

Thursday, 21 July 2022, 3:12 pm | The Retreat

With the current demand and anticipated need for rehabilitation care in NZ, the CEO of the charity behind The Retreat NZ, Janet Thompson, announced today that they are expanding their services, opening a brand-new programme later this year. The ... More >>



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