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No Community Cases; 5 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Published: Thu 29 Jul 2021 01:03 PM
There are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today. There are five new cases of COVID-19 to report today in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities. Two previously reported historical cases, associated with the Playa Zahara fishing ... Read more...

AstraZeneca Welcomes Provisional Consent For COVID-19 Vaccine In New Zealand

Published: Thu 29 Jul 2021 12:25 PM
AstraZeneca welcomes the announcement made by the New Zealand Government and regulatory authority Medsafe today that COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has been granted provisional consent for individuals 18 years and older. New Zealand secured 7.6 million doses ... Read more...

Pasifika Researchers Collaborate In First Cross-sectoral Pacific Child Wellbeing Study

Published: Thu 29 Jul 2021 12:17 PM
A collaboration of Pacific experts across a range of disciplines focused on children’s health & development has been awarded a Health Research Council Pacific Health Project grant of $1.17m to explore a cross-sectoral approach to measuring and improving ... Read more...

Day One Of National Booking System Goes To Plan

Published: Thu 29 Jul 2021 12:14 PM
The first day of the COVID-19 vaccination national booking system being live to the public was a resounding success, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says. Around 165,000 people aged 60-64 were sent invitations yesterday by letter, ... Read more...

Health System Failing Young Bowel Cancer Patients

Published: Thu 29 Jul 2021 11:50 AM
Bowel Cancer New Zealand is launching their Never Too Young campaign for the fourth year, increasingly concerned by the number of young people misdiagnosed or on long waitlists to access diagnostic bowel screening.    Bowel cancer ... Read more...

Street Appeal Day Highlights Gaps In The System

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 07:38 PM
A chronic shortage of counsellors and coroners, financial support for families going through the coronial system, and the urgent need for free peer support workers throughout the mental health system are the critical issues highlighted on Street Appeal Day. ... Read more...

New Zealand’s Southernmost COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Opens

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 05:07 PM
Residents on Rakiura Stewart Island have turned out in force today (28 July) for their COVID-19 vaccinations at the first of a two-day COVID-19 clinic offering vaccinations to the 385 eligible people on the island. By 5pm, and still a couple of hours of ... Read more...

Hawke’s Bay People Lining Up For COVID Vaccine

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 04:18 PM
Hawke’s Bay people are lining up to have their COVID-19 vaccine with the region this week surpassing 60,000 doses administered. Hawke’s Bay DHB chief executive Keriana Brooking said today vaccine bookings were steady as Group 4 bookings opened ... Read more...

No Community Cases; One Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 12:03 PM
There are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. There is one positive case of COVID-19 to report today in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility. Ten previously reported cases have now recovered. The ... Read more...

Failings In Ministry Stewardship Of High And Complex Framework

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 11:22 AM
The Ministry of Health needs to urgently improve its oversight of services for people with an intellectual disability and high and complex needs, says Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier. Mr Boshier today released Oversight , his investigation report into ... Read more...
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