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Fiso Group, Pacific Health Plus And Rako Science Team Up To Deliver Covid-19 Saliva Testing To The Community

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:38 pm | Spear

Fiso John, Chairman PHP and Fiso Group and Stephen Grice, Director, Rako Science. The community health day will be run out of Pacific Health Plus (PHP), a healthcare provider in Cannons Creek, Porirua, servicing over 2500 patients, mainly of Pacific More >>

No New COVID-19 Cases

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:08 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today. There are no new cases to report in managed isolation. The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 68. Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,033.  Earthquake ... More >>

Stressed Teenagers Reluctant To Seek Formal Help – New NZ Research

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:34 am | University of Canterbury

Young New Zealanders who are experiencing stress are more likely to seek help from friends and families than from counsellors or other specialists, according to a new study published in Stress and Health journal, raising questions about how effective ... More >>

Whānau Ora Plays Key Role In Engaging Māori In COVID-19 Immunisation Programme

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:23 am | Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is prepared to respond to the urgent need to ensure Māori communities participate in the COVID-19 immunisation programme. Pouārahi Helen Leahy says that the Whānau Ora commissioning role can play a crucial role ... More >>

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

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:08 am | Waikato University

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

The ANZMHA Announces The Launch Of Its New Indigenous Wellbeing Conference

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 6:29 pm | ANZMHA

The ANZMHA Announces The Launch Of Its New Indigenous Wellbeing Conference, Setting Their Tally To 8 Mental Health Conferences For 2021 The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association is proud to announce their new conference, the ... More >>

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

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 5:21 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

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

The Pharmac Non-review?

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 3:34 pm | Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

The recently announced Pharmac review is fatally flawed. While the Government may feel it can claim the moral high ground, listening to public concern and acting on their election promise of a "review", they have also knowingly hamstrung ... More >>

New Zealanders Being Denied Critical Health Treatment

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 2:58 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Regulated health professionals can safely treat patients in Alert Level 3, say allied health leaders, who are questioning the Government’s position that prevents the public from accessing necessary healthcare. Under Alert Level 3 health professionals ... More >>

No New COVID-19 Community Cases; 6 Cases In Managed Isolation

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 2:55 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new COVID-19 cases to report in the community. There are 6 new COVID-19 cases to report in managed isolation. Testing update On Wednesday, 14,671 tests were processed. More than 68,000 tests have been processed in the last week, with a seven-day ... More >>

New Zealand's First Dedicated Cystic Fibrosis Podcast - What The CF! A Cystic Fibrosis Podcast.

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 2:17 pm | WTCF

Ingrid Grenar and Ian Wright are parents of an 18 month-old CFer and seasoned media professionals with a background in radio, presenting, video production and multimedia journalism. They've decided to produce a podcast to give back to and galvanize the ... More >>

Hearing Care For ALL! Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Audiological Society

The New Zealand Audiological Society welcomes the launch of the World Health Organisation’s World Report on Hearing. This ground-breaking global report highlights the substantial health issue presented by unaddressed hearing loss. Hearing loss has enormous impacts ... More >>

NZ Medical Company’s Answer To Government’s Scrapped Covid Tracking Card

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:27 pm | Make Lemonade

Ray Avery with Jupl covid tracking watch. A New Zealand medical company says it has the answer to provide the government with the most effective covid tracking technology. Today the government scrapped its planned covid card tracking technology card. Jupl, ... More >>

Te Aho O Te Kahu Releases Lung Cancer Quality Improvement Monitoring Report

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:07 pm | Te Aho o te Kahu

The Lung Cancer Quality Improvement Monitoring Report released today by Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency, aims to provide information to help District Health Boards deliver consistent, high-quality cancer care. Lung cancer is the leading ... More >>

No New COVID-19 Community Cases; 2 Cases In Managed Isolation

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:55 pm | Ministry of Health

3 March There are no new COVID-19 cases to report in the community. There are two new COVID-19 cases to report in managed isolation. One of these cases is historical and deemed not infectious. Testing update There are 11 community testing centres ... More >>

Saliva Drug Testing By Canterbury Health Laboratories A New Zealand First

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:50 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

An easier and more efficient drug testing alternative to urine samples is now available for the first time in New Zealand through Canterbury Health Laboratories. A saliva drug test, also known as an oral fluid or a mouth swab drug test, can replace traditional ... More >>

Life-saving Bowel Screening Programme Now Available In Waikato

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 11:13 am | Ministry of Health

Waikato District Health Board has joined the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP), bringing the life-saving initiative to more than 66,000 residents, aged 60 to 74. Over the next two years eligible residents will receive a home test kit in ... More >>

Vaccine Passport – Have You Got Your Cancer-prevention Stamp?

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:52 am | Joint Press Release

As our collective consciousness is focussed on coronavirus and the new COVID vaccines, it seems timely to remind New Zealanders about another effective virus-fighting vaccine that we should be thinking about too: Gardasil. This highly effective, safe vaccine ... More >>

Hāwera Hospital Leads Search For EMedicine System For Te Manawa Taki Region

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:15 am | Taranaki District Health Board

Hāwera Hospital may be small but it is taking giant steps in the search for an electronic medicines prescribing and administration (eMedicine) system for Te Manawa Taki (TMT, formerly Midland) region district health boards. Over the next six months ... More >>

New Partnership Aims To Improve Indoor Air Quality – And People’s Health

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:58 pm | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A new partnership between heat pump company Daikin and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) will see the two organisations work together to help reduce the impact of respiratory illness. As a partner of ARFNZ, and member of the Foundation’s ... More >>

NZMA Supports Call For National Rare Disorder Framework

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

NZMA adds its voice to Rare Disorders NZ’s (RDNZ) call for the development of a National Rare Disorder Framework in New Zealand, supporting the over 300,000 New Zealanders living with a rare disorder. In a letter presented to the Minister of ... More >>

No New COVID-19 Community Cases; 4 Cases In Managed Isolation

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:29 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new COVID-19 cases to report in the community. There are four new COVID-19 cases to report in managed isolation. Whole Genome Sequencing for Case O Preliminary Whole Genome Sequencing results for Case O have been received, linking the case to ... More >>

Young Adults And Risk-taking - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:57 pm | Science Media Centre

The recently announced community cases of COVID-19 includes a young adult who visited several places while potentially infectious. Yesterday, the Manukau Institute of Technology – where the person attended classes – asked the public for kindness ... More >>

Statement And FAQs Re: Pharmac Review

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 9:18 am | Patient Voice Aotearoa

Patient Voice Aotearoa (PVA) welcomed the Government’s indication that it will announce a review of its drug purchasing agency Pharmac. Since its inception, PVA has asked for more scrutiny of a system which sees thousands of kiwis stranded without ... More >>

Strong Demand For COVID-19 Testing Under Alert Level 3

Monday, 1 March 2021, 6:59 pm | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

There has been a strong public response for COVID-19 testing since the Auckland region entered community Alert Level 3 on Sunday morning. Over 3,700 swabs were taken across the 10 dedicated community testing centres on Sunday, with strong demand continuing ... More >>

Debunking The Biggest Hearing-loss Myth This World Hearing Day

Monday, 1 March 2021, 4:49 pm | The Hearing House

Think losing your hearing comes part and parcel with the ageing process? Hear this: Age-related hearing loss can be treated. This World Hearing Day [Wednesday 3 March], The Hearing House is shining light on the many New Zealanders who live with unaddressed ... More >>

Vaccinations Get Underway In Bay Of Plenty

Monday, 1 March 2021, 4:40 pm | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Hospital Security person Irene and Registered Nurse Wendy Thompson deliver the first of the COVID-19 vaccines to the Sulphur Point. The Te Moana a Toi (Bay of Plenty) vaccination programme kicked off today with 28 workers at the Port of Tauranga receiving ... More >>

Escalation Of Care For Rest Home Resident With Cardiac Symptoms

Monday, 1 March 2021, 2:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

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

No New COVID-19 Community Cases; 1 Case In Managed Isolation

Monday, 1 March 2021, 1:39 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new COVID-19 cases in the community to report since yesterday evening when we reported the community case, Case O. There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation. Auckland February cluster – one community case reported ... More >>

No New COVID-19 Community Cases; 1 Case In Managed Isolation

Monday, 1 March 2021, 1:38 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new COVID-19 cases in the community to report since yesterday evening when we reported the community case, Case O. There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation. Auckland February cluster – one community case reported ... More >>

AYA Cancer Action Plan 2020-2025

Monday, 1 March 2021, 12:55 pm | Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Network Aotearoa

More young people living with cancer are surviving, but survivorship is lagging compared to Australia, a report by the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Network has found. Every year, 190 young New Zealanders aged 12 to 24 years are diagnosed ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin In Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 1 March 2021, 12:53 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The first COVID-19 vaccinations were given in Hawke’s Bay last week to front line nurses so the vaccination to border workers can begin this week. Public Health nurse and COVID-19 educator Linda St George was the first of a group of primary care and ... More >>

Vaccination Of Health Workers On Standby Lists

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:01 am | New Zealand Medical Association

Because of the very short period for administration of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine once it has been defrosted, District Health Boards are operating standby lists for frontline health workers who can be called in to receive the vaccines before they ... More >>

Auckland Should Be Prioritised For Vaccine Roll-out

Monday, 1 March 2021, 9:54 am | Auckland Council

Auckland should be prioritised for the vaccine roll-out over other areas that are at less risk from COVID-19, Mayor Goff said today. “Auckland’s fourth level 3 lockdown highlights the fact that the city is at greater risk of community transmission ... More >>

1 Further COVID-19 Community Case; Already In Quarantine And Linked To Auckland Cluster

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:55 pm | Ministry of Health

A further person linked to the Auckland February cluster, who is already in the Auckland quarantine facility, has tested positive for COVID-19. This person is being referred to as Case O and is a household contact of Cases I, J, K and L. Case O was ... More >>

2 Already Reported COVID-19 Community Cases; 2 Cases In Managed Isolation

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 3:27 pm | Ministry of Health

There are two cases of COVID-19 in the community to report. These cases were reported yesterday evening, and are part of the Auckland February cluster. There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation. Auckland February cluster – two ... More >>

Surgery And Outpatient Appointments To Go Ahead At Canterbury DHB Facilities Tomorrow

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 1:37 pm | Canterbury DHB

Under Alert Level 2, surgery and outpatient appointments will go ahead in Canterbury as planned tomorrow. However, if you are sick please stay home and call the number on the appointment letter to let staff know you won’t be attending. If you have ... More >>

Household Member Of Case M Returns A Positive Test Result

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 6:52 am | Ministry of Health

27 February 2021 As announced by the Director-General of Health this evening, a further person in the household of Case M has returned a positive result. The latest case, known as Case N, is currently asymptomatic. The three other members of the ... More >>

One New Positive Case Of COVID-19 In The Community

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 7:26 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has this afternoon been notified of a positive case. The case, known as Case M, is an older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student who was a casual plus contact. The student had returned 3 recent negative tests and is ... More >>

1 Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 1:51 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases in the community to report today. There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation. Auckland February cases contact tracing update There are 3 categories of contacts related to the KFC exposure event. KFC staff - there ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Underway For Managed Isolation Workers

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 6:37 am | Waikato District Health Board

Workers at a managed isolation facility in Hamilton say they feel a sense of relief after receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The rollout of Waikato's vaccination programme began in earnest at the Distinction Hamilton hotel this morning, ... More >>

Efficiency Measures Across DHBs To Make Best Use Of Vaccine

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:38 pm | Ministry of Health

To ensure efficiency in the COVID-19 vaccine delivery district health boards are using different approaches, appropriate to their specific regional delivery models, to ensure as much of the available vaccine as possible is used. One of the unique ... More >>

2 Border Cases And 1 New Community Case Already In Quarantine

Friday, 26 February 2021, 1:46 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation and one new community case, a person linked to the Auckland February cases and who has been in quarantine from Tuesday 23 February to report today. The latest community case (Case L) is a household ... More >>

“It Will Never Happen To Me” By Bob Kerridge (ONZM) – Stroke Awareness Month, March 2021

Friday, 26 February 2021, 11:38 am | Stroke Central New Zealand

Stroke Central New Zealand is a not for profit, member-based support organisation for Stroke Survivors and their whanau. Their hands-on Field Officer Service is provided free of charge to stroke survivors and their carers and they actively promote Stroke ... More >>

Down Syndrome Community Welcomes Kiwisaver Amendments

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:14 am | New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) is applauding the Government’s decision that will allow people with Down syndrome to get access to their Kiwisaver before 65 years. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, David Clark yesterday ... More >>

National Hauora Coalition And Counties Manukau Health Caution Against Misinformation About Throat Swabs In Schools

Friday, 26 February 2021, 6:30 am | National Hauora Coalition

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) and Counties Manukau Health have become aware of misinformation spreading across social media about COVID-19 testing in schools. This misinformation implies that schools are testing children for COVID-19 without ... More >>

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin In Waikato

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 6:36 pm | Waikato District Health Board

The first COVID-19 vaccinations were given in Waikato today, starting with the vaccinators themselves. At a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination centre in Hamilton this afternoon, 28 people received the first of their two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. From ... More >>

Are We Failing Children In The HIV Response?

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 4:19 pm | Shobha Shukla

The promise was that by 2020, no child will be born with HIV or newly infected with HIV during breastfeeding across the world. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic posed an unprecedented challenge to health systems, the progress towards the HIV-related ... More >>

3 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 1:25 pm | Ministry of Health

Today, we have three new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, and no new cases linked to the Auckland February cluster. One of the three cases in managed isolation today is a historical case and not regarded as infectious. All 11 cases associated ... More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Waimakariri River At Thompsons Road (The Willows)

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 4:40 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for the Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road (The Willows). The warning follows the finding of moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria). ... More >>

2 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 3:03 pm | Ministry of Health

Today, we have two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, and no new cases linked to the Auckland February cluster. There are now 11 cases associated with this cluster and all cases are in the Auckland quarantine facility. Genome testing for ... More >>

Canterbury Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccinations

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 12:52 pm | Ministry of Health

About 40 border workers from Christchurch Airport have been vaccinated today at a nearby community based testing centre as the COVID-19 immunisation programme starts rolling out in the South Island. They included a range of people, such as aviation ... More >>

Grey Power Encourages Seniors To Have The Covid-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:14 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power is pleased to note that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has arrived in the country and inoculations have already started with our most vulnerable workers. We look forward to this becoming available to our members, in fact, to all older people. ... More >>

NZ Leading The World Against Discrimination With Kindness

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:04 am | The Leprosy Mission NZ

Global petition to UN against leprosy discrimination launched by NZ. New Zealand can help lead the fight against discriminatory laws in leprosy, just as it has shown the world how to fight Covid-19 discrimination with kindness. Gillian Whitley, executive ... More >>

Two New Positive Community Cases –household Members Of Today’s Case

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 7:03 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health was this afternoon notified that two siblings of today’s positive case from Papatoetoe High School have also tested positive for COVID-19. The siblings are a teenager and an infant. The parents and a third older sibling ... More >>

OOHMAA Amplifies Melanoma NZ’s Message With The Power Of Out Of Home

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 4:01 pm | Out Of Home Media Association Aotearoa

The Out of Home Media Association Aotearoa (OOHMAA) joined Melanoma NZ’s hugely important campaign this summer to raise awareness of melanoma and how easily it can hide in plain sight. For the past few weeks Melanoma NZ and campaign supporters including ... More >>

5 Border Cases And 1 New Community Case

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:14 pm | Ministry of Health

This morning we were notified of a new positive case in the community. This case is a student at Papatoetoe High School. The student has not been at school. They are a casual plus contact of the initial case at the High School and had been advised ... More >>

Fast Action Needed On Deadly Nitrates

Monday, 22 February 2021, 3:05 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to take urgent action on nitrate levels in drinking water. A report out today reinforces known links between intensive dairying, nitrates and bowel cancer. It says the health of 800,000 New Zealanders could be ... More >>

Hospital Care Of Three-year-old Boy With Pneumonia

Monday, 22 February 2021, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a three-year-old boy with ... More >>

Night Checks On Patient At Mental Health Facility

Monday, 22 February 2021, 2:00 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a registered nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a man at a residential mental health ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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