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Southern DHB joins life-saving bowel screening programme

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 03:41 PM
Otago and Southland are the latest communities in the country to have access to free bowel screening with Southern District Health Board today joining the National Bowel Screening Programme. Read more...

CEO Update 23 April 2018

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2018 05:22 PM
You can read CEO Update from cover to cover or download the full copy via ISSUU or PDF on our website . You can also navigate straight to the article you want to read via the links below. Read more...

Measles Alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2018 03:33 PM
Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at 11pm on Sunday15th April 2018 may have been exposed to measles. Read more...

Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2018 12:44 PM
The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. Read more...

Govt Inquiry into Mental Health & Addiction: Public meetings

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2018 12:18 PM
Members of the public are invited to meet with the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction panel in Nelson next week (3 May). People in Marlborough have the option to attend by video conference from Wairau Hospital, Blenheim. Read more...

Over 65s encouraged to prevent falls and live stronger

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2018 11:27 AM
Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ month long campaign raising awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them. Read more...

High risk of malnutrition in older people

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2018 11:25 AM
Almost 75 per cent of older adults involved in a recent Massey University study were at risk of malnourishment, or were malnourished, when they were admitted to hospital. Read more...

Mobile Surgical Bus Set to Keep on Trucking

Published: Mon 23 Apr 2018 09:51 AM
For the past seventeen years it’s been a regular sight on New Zealand’s roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need. Now the country’s ... Read more...

Protect yourself from influenza this winter

Published: Fri 20 Apr 2018 03:35 PM
MidCentral District Health Board encourages everyone to take action and get their influenza immunisation to protect themselves, their families and friends, before flu season strikes in winter. Read more...

Free flu vaccinations for under 18s in Hurunui and Kaikōura

Published: Fri 20 Apr 2018 10:31 AM
Families in the Hurunui and Kaikōura districts can once again ensure their children have the best protection available against the flu this winter – and it won’t cost a cent! Read more...
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