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Additional COVID-19 Tests For Returnees From Higher Risk Countries

Monday, 28 December 2020, 6:18 pm | New Zealand Government

New virus variants and ongoing high rates of diseases in some countries prompt additional border protections Extra (day zero or day one) test to be in place this week New ways of reducing risk before people embark on travel being investigated, including ... More >>

4 Cases Per Day Of COVID-19 At Border In Four Days

Sunday, 27 December 2020, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Health

There has been an average of around four cases per day in the past four days of COVID-19 at the border to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Wednesday 23 December. There are no new cases in the community but there is one historical ... More >>

Christmas In MIQ

Friday, 25 December 2020, 6:11 am | MBIE Managed Isolation and Quarantine

While many New Zealanders are looking forward to a summer break, our work to protect Aotearoa New Zealand from COVID-19 doesn’t stop. Managed Isolation staff have worked incredibly hard to give New Zealanders the freedoms we’re all able to enjoy this ... More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Waikirikiri/Selwyn River At Chamberlains Ford

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 3:45 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Waikirikiri/Selwyn ... More >>

New Year New Pressure - Clearhead Calls For New Zealanders To Consider Their Mental Wellbeing Going Into 2021

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 1:27 pm | Clearhead

Clearhead, an online mental health support platform designed by NZ doctors, is calling on New Zealanders to prioritise their mental wellbeing ahead of the New Year to build resilience for 2021. Clearhead CEO and co-founder Dr Angela Lim says 2020 has been ... More >>

7 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation In Two Days

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 1:02 pm | Ministry of Health

There are seven cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Monday. There are no new cases in the community. More >>

Healthcare In The MidCentral Region Over The Festive Season

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 12:27 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

While we hope all people in the MidCentral DHB region enjoy a healthy and safe festive season, we want to remind our communities about the available healthcare options over this time. The following information provides an overview of where you can go ... More >>

Appointment Of Chief Executive, Canterbury And West Coast DHBs

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 10:35 am | Canterbury District Health Board

A message from Board Chair, Sir John Hansen I am very pleased to announce that following a global recruitment search, Dr Peter Bramley has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive of Canterbury and West Coast DHBs. Peter is currently Chief Executive ... More >>

Patients Call For Same-day Appointments; Online Access To Information

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 10:00 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A recent survey about the impact of COVID-19 on people’s access to health care found nearly all patients wanted same-day appointments for urgent issues. The survey of approximately 25,000 people was carried out in June 2020 by the Health Quality ... More >>

Diabetes Deaths Certain After Pharmac Decision

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 9:43 am | Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa says hundreds of early deaths are now certain among 4 out of every 5 diabetics not eligible for lifechanging diabetes medicines to be funded by Pharmac. Chairman Dr John Baker said Pharmac’s announcement yesterday ... More >>

New Dunedin Hospital Executive Steering Group Members Announced

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 3:08 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has today announced the new Executive Steering Group membership which will support the new Dunedin Hospital project through the next stages. The new Executive Steering Group includes:  · Evan Davies – current chair ... More >>

Quality Assurance Action On Facemasks

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 1:34 pm | Ministry of Health

A quality assurance check showing some face masks used in the health sector don’t fully meet specifications won’t have any impact on national supply, the Ministry of Health said. The Ministry of Health has today advised DHBs to put on hold their ... More >>

Abuse Of Hospital Staff Unacceptable

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 12:32 pm | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB’s chief executive Keriana Brooking says staff who work for the DHB, or in any other healthcare setting in Hawke’s Bay, should not have to face abuse, intimidation or violence of any kind at work. Mrs Brooking said the district ... More >>

World-first Research Uses Gut Bacteria To Improve Health Of Obese Teenagers

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:50 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand research has shown how gut bacteria from healthy, lean people can be used to improve the health of teenagers who are clinically obese. Obese Auckland teenagers who swallowed capsules of the gut bacteria of healthy peers reduced a condition ... More >>

Holiday Season Health And Wellbeing

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:48 am | Nelson Marlborough Health

As the summer holiday season gets underway Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) wants people to stay well but to also know where to go if they become ill or are injured. We encourage people to get the healthcare they need while saving the hospital emergency ... More >>

Check For Drinking Water Safety When You Head To Holiday Spots

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 8:45 am | Water New Zealand

Let’s be careful this summer as we go to our summer baches, cribs, holiday homes or campsites. Your water tank could have become contaminated by vermin or from bird droppings and may make you sick. Water New Zealand CEO Gillian Blythe says in many ... More >>

5 New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 21 December 2020, 1:46 pm | Ministry of Health

There are five new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Sunday. There are no new cases in the community. - One case arrived on 10 December from the United States. This person tested positive due to the onset ... More >>

Successful Training Programme Helps Secure In-demand Perfusionists For Waikato DHB

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:17 am | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB is future-proofing its training programme for a medical profession which is in extremely high demand, yet so unknown it once appeared as a question on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' Britney Westbrook recently graduated from the Australian ... More >>

Commercial Evaluation Confirms Clinical Outperformance Of Cxbladder

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:09 am | Pacific Edge

Peer reviewed publication of further independent, real-world clinical evidence highlights the effectiveness, safety and long term clinical utility from inclusion of Cxbladder in a new standard of care in mainstream clinical use. Cancer diagnostics company, ... More >>

NZ Chiropractors Seeing Increased Issues Due To Covid-Related Stress

Monday, 21 December 2020, 9:33 am | New Zealand Chiropractors' Association

There is a marked increase in health problems triggered by rising stress levels and people working from home under unhealthy and poor ergonomic conditions in response to the Covid-19 crisis, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association ... More >>

6 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation In Two Days

Sunday, 20 December 2020, 1:58 pm | Ministry of Health

There are six new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since our last media statement on Friday. There are no new cases in the community. · One case arrived on 8 December from South Africa. This person tested positive ... More >>

All Crew Tested Following Fire At Napier Port Test Negative To COVID-19

Friday, 18 December 2020, 6:37 pm | Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay DHB can advise all the crew tested from the cargo ship Kota Bahagia, following the fire on board the vessel, have tested negative to COVID-19. The crew returned to the ship this afternoon, (Friday 18 December) and will remain on board ... More >>

10 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Friday, 18 December 2020, 1:07 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 10 new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since our last media statement on Wednesday. There are no new cases in the community. Two previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases ... More >>

‘Phenomenally Successful’ Outreach Clinic The Shape Of Things To Come

Friday, 18 December 2020, 11:00 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

An outreach clinic in Ōpōtiki has been labeled ‘phenomenally successful’ by organisers looking to reduce barriers to healthcare in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. “One of the main aims of an outreach clinic such as this was to reduce the barriers ... More >>

National Hauora Coalition Collaboration Partnership For Pro-Equity Project, Gen2040

Friday, 18 December 2020, 6:12 am | National Hauora Coalition

Data Is Key To Health Quality & Safety Commission And National Hauora Coalition Collaboration Partnership For Pro-equity Project, Gen2040 The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) and National Hauora Coalition (NHC) have signed ... More >>

Rehabilitation Innovation Award Announcement

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:23 pm | NZ Rehabilitation Association

The New Zealand Rehabilitation Association is pleased to announce the creation of the Rehabilitation Innovation Award , to be presented at their conference next year. This new initiative seeks to recognise innovative clinicians, clinical teams, and ... More >>

Time For Meaningful Restrictions On Alcohol Advertising

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 6:19 am | Alcohol Action NZ

Advertising and promotion of alcohol causes harm. The harm disproportionately affects children and young adults, as alcohol marketing contributes to drinking at a younger age and in greater volumes, which contributes to more harmful patterns of drinking ... More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Waiau River At Waiau Bridge

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 5:21 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

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

Te Rūnanga Mourns The Passing Of Tōhuna Tipua Dr Rose Pere

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:49 pm | NZNO

Te Rūnanga o Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa/New Zealand Nurses Organisation mourns the passing of Dr Rose Pere, revered tōhuna tipua and leader for the revitalisation of indigenous knowledge and life throughout the world. Te Rūnanga Tumu whakarae ... More >>

4 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:25 pm | Ministry of Health

There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since our last media statement on Monday. There are no new cases in the community. Seventeen previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active ... More >>

Media Release: Voluntary Code Will Not Protect Us From Harmful Alcohol Marketing.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:15 pm | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Oversight of the marketing of alcohol, an addictive drug linked to 800 deaths per year in New Zealand, has been left in the hands of alcohol advertisers and producers by successive Governments. This approach is destined to fail our wellbeing, as seen ... More >>

Voluntary Advertising Code Prioritises Alcohol Industry Over Community

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:11 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

Urgent changes are needed following the release of the new Advertising Standards Authority Code for Alcohol Advertising and Promotion, with public health groups arguing it will continue in its failure to protect New Zealand kids and disadvantaged groups ... More >>

Whānau Āwhina Plunket NZ Giving Free Hand Sanitiser To New Parents

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:10 pm | Dettol

Whānau Āwhina Plunket will include free Dettol Instant Hand Sanitiser 200 ml packs in around 50,000 Plunket New Parent Bags they give to families/caregivers* in a move to support good hand hygiene. As well as distributing the packs to new parents, the ... More >>

Strengthening Aotearoa’s COVID-19 Maritime Border Protection: New Funding For Risk Assessment Tools Awarded To Xerra

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:26 am | Xerra

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many facets of our lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. Although we have enjoyed relative freedom in recent months, maintaining vigilance at our maritime borders whilst minimising disruptions to trade is a challenging endeavour. ... More >>

Abortion Care: Equity Not Improving Fast Enough

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 6:08 am | ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa notes with disappointment that the Ministry of Health survey shows improvements to abortion care have not reached all DHBs. While delays for early medical and surgical abortions have shortened in some DHBs, others still ... More >>

Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal Street Collection

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 3:27 pm | The Heart Foundation

Show your big heart and support research at the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal street collection, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2021. The Heart Foundation still urgently needs volunteers for this year’s Big Heart Appeal street collection ... More >>

Stay Well Over The Holiday Season

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 10:34 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs are encouraging people to plan ahead and take care of themselves to ensure they have a fun and healthy holiday season. “During the holiday season, GPs and pharmacies will have different operating hours, ... More >>

What If Santa Forgot Christmas?

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 10:11 am | Dementia New Zealand

In New Zealand, nearly two thirds of adult New Zealanders have some personal experience with dementia, so chances are, it could even happen to Santa! With millions of children to remember, reindeer to command, and an entire globe to navigate in one night – ... More >>

New Partnership For Greater Health Equity

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:40 am | Helen Clark Foundation

Three organisations, The Helen Clark Foundation, Health Coalition Aotearoa, and the MAS Foundation, are delighted to announce a partnership that will see them share expertise and resources to deliver an evidence-based perspective on one of the most ... More >>

GenPro Calls Foul On Government’s Funding Proposal For Primary Health Care Nurses

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:34 am | Genpro

The General Practice Owners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (GenPro), the national representative body for contracted providers running general practice and urgent care centres across New Zealand, has today called foul on the Government’s proposals ... More >>

Steady Exercising Does Count, ExerciseNZ Says

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:25 am | Make Lemonade

Every Kiwi adult should throw out the idea that if they are not throwing themselves into a sweat-drenching workout for more than an hour it doesn’t count, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. New Zealanders must get more physically active. ... More >>

East Care Group Closes Overnight Service

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 6:12 am | East Care

East Care Group Chief Executive Gordon Armstrong announced today that East Care Accident and Medical was ending the overnight service it has been running in Counties Manukau for more than 20 years. “This is a move we have taken with enormous regret,” ... More >>

Care Provided To Pregnant Woman With Abdominal Pain

Monday, 14 December 2020, 1:53 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Waikato District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided to a pregnant woman. The woman, ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 14 December 2020, 1:09 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today – that is no new cases in managed isolation facilities, and no new cases in the community.  The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 56. Our total number of confirmed ... More >>

New Studies Put Health Equity At Centre Of COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Monday, 14 December 2020, 6:03 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced more than $6.3 million in funding for 11 new research studies designed to help ensure equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for all New Zealanders during the recovery from COVID-19 ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Sunday, 13 December 2020, 1:55 pm | Ministry of Health

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases.  Of the three cases: -Case 1 arrived in New Zealand on 7 December from the United States. They tested positive during ... More >>

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Saturday, 12 December 2020, 3:54 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 at the border to report in New Zealand today. Today’s case is an Air New Zealand air crew member. They arrived in New Zealand on 9 December, on a flight from the United States of America. This person has tested ... More >>

6 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Friday, 11 December 2020, 12:54 pm | Ministry of Health

There are six new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation since the Ministry’s last update on Wednesday. There are no new community cases. Of the six new cases, five are active and one is historical: One case arrived in New Zealand on 26 November, ... More >>

Serious Injury Outcome Indicators: 2000–19

Friday, 11 December 2020, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

Serious injury outcome indicators present the annual number and rate of serious injury outcomes in New Zealand, through a set of indicators for fatal and non-fatal injuries. The latest provisional data shows an overall rate of 233.4 serious non-fatal ... More >>

Plan Your Holiday Health Care To Stay Well This Festive Season

Friday, 11 December 2020, 10:09 am | Taranaki District Health Board

As Taranaki’s hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) prepare for the busy festive season, the public are being encouraged to plan their holiday healthcare to reduce their chances of getting unwell and needing medical treatment over the Christmas/New ... More >>

Diabetes Action Month Sheds Light On Diabetes Distress And Raises Over $500K For People Living With Diabetes

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 2:44 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes NZ’s annual Diabetes Action Month took place over the month of November, educating hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders about the emotional burden of living with diabetes. This year’s campaign theme of Love Don’t Judge encouraged New ... More >>

Innovation The Way Forward In Challenging Times, Southern Cross Health Society CEO Tells AGM

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 12:40 pm | Southern Cross Health Society

Trialling new healthcare initiatives and outcome-based care were key for Southern Cross Health Society in the year ahead, CEO Nick Astwick announced at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in Auckland yesterday afternoon. There was a sense of achievement ... More >>

Grants Of Nearly $300,000 To Help Māori Health And Equity In The Bay Of Plenty

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:58 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

New grants totaling nearly $300,000 will be used to focus on Māori health advancement and improving equity in the Bay of Plenty. It has been announced that the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has received three Health Sector Research Collaboration ... More >>

Annual Summary Of Adverse Events Data From 2019/20 Released

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:06 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The annual summary of adverse events data from 2019/20 has been released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Each year, serious health care adverse events are reported to the Commission by district health boards (DHBs) and other ... More >>

COVID-19 Pop Up Site In Pahiatua

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 4:12 pm | MidCentral District Health Board

People in the Southern Tararua District are encouraged to keep their community COVID-19-free by getting a free swab on Friday. A COVID-19 testing team, comprised of MidCentral DHB and THINK Hauora staff, will set up a pop-up site at the Bush Multisport Park ... More >>

New Family Health And Urgent Care Centre Coming To North Canterbury

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 1:37 pm | South Canterbury District Health Board

A new health centre for North Canterbury will soon be built as part of Canterbury DHB’s Rangiora Health Hub. The new 1,250m2 facility will sit alongside the DHB’s Maternity Unit and Community Services Centre. The Minister of Health has approved ... More >>

Taking Care Of Your Health And Wellness Over The Festive Season

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

It’s December and what a year it has been, with many looking forward to 2020 drawing to a close. With New Zealand’s successes in managing covid-19, we can all look forward to Christmas gatherings at work and with friends and family. While it can ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 1:02 pm | Ministry of Health

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases and no active community cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand.  Of the three new cases, two are active cases and one is ... More >>

Demand For Treatment Outstrips Supply, As Kiwis Continue To Be Convicted For Minor Drug Offences

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 12:07 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Some New Zealanders are missing out on treatment, as services report a spike in COVID-19 fuelled demand has exacerbated an existing shortage of places for those needing it, according to a report released by the New Zealand Drug Foundation today. ... More >>

New WHO Campaign To Help COVID-era Quitters Kick The Habit

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 8:49 am | UN News

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, announced the start of a year-long global campaign to help people quit tobacco, with millions citing the threat of COVID-19 as a new incentive to give up the habit. Tobacco kills up to half of its users, claiming ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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