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Pacific Health Plus Calls For Pacific Communities To Urgently Prepare In Case Of COVID Outbreak

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 03:03 PM
John Fiso, chairman of Pacific Health Plus and the Pacific Leaders Group, is urging Pacific communities to prepare in case of a COVID-19 outbreak. “Medical and other resources must be quickly assessed and mobilised to ensure our communities, and providers ... Read more...

Blood Donation Still Essential During Alert Level 3 & 2

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 01:17 PM
As the country moves back into Level 3 (Auckland) and Level 2 (rest of NZ), New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is reminding donors that blood donation continues to be an essential service, and all donor centres and mobile drives across the country ... Read more...

Radius Care Placing All Aged Care Facilities In Managed Lockdown

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 01:02 PM
NEW ZEALAND – 12 August 2020 – Radius Care aged care centres are entering lockdown immediately. Radius Care is limiting visits from anyone who is not a staff member or resident of its 22 facilities across New Zealand. This will include visits from ... Read more...

Self-isolation Advised For The High-risk Auckland Respiratory Community

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 11:46 AM
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is advising that anyone with a severe underlying respiratory condition living in the Auckland region, begin self-isolation to protect against COVID-19. This advice follows the Government’s recent announcement ... Read more...

We Must Protect Our Pacific Families As COVID Hits Potential Second Wave

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 11:23 AM
With a new outbreak of COVID in South Auckland, where New Zealand’s largest Pacific population lives, John Fiso, PCF chair, has called on agencies and authorities to ensure that these communities are protected. “Many households in South Auckland, ... Read more...

Southern Health Chiefs Meeting On Level 2 Implications

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 10:43 AM
The Southern DHB’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr Susan Jack, Chief Executive Chris Fleming, Chief Medical Officer Dr Nigel Millar and other senior executives began meeting early this morning to discuss the implications of the return to Alert Level ... Read more...

4 Cases Of Covid-19 With Unknown Source

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 10:08 PM
The Prime Minister has announced four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in one family from an unknown source. The index case is a person in their 50s who lives in South Auckland. They were swabbed yesterday, and the swab was processed twice. A second ... Read more...

A New Community Case Of COVID-19 In NZ Is A Matter Of When, Not If. Is The Country Prepared For It?

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 04:26 PM
A new community case of COVID-19 in New Zealand is a matter of when, not if. Is the country prepared for it? Read more...

1 New Case Of COVID-19

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 01:23 PM
There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. It has been 102 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Today’s case is a man in his 20s who arrived in New Zealand ... Read more...

Recognition Of Sepsis In A Deteriorating Patient

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 02:18 PM
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a doctor and a health centre in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing to recognise an elderly man was deteriorating with ... Read more...
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