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Māori Women 3 Times More Likely to Die of Cervical Cancer

Published: Wed 13 Nov 2019 09:33 AM
The death rates of Māori women to cancer is a national disgrace – Māori.are three times likely to die than non-Māori. Read more...

ACEM Service Award recognises Middlemore Hospital physician

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 02:02 PM
Middlemore Hospital emergency physician Dr Bhavani Peddinti has been awarded an ACEM Service Award for significant services to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, a contribution that spans decades. Read more...

Whitireia supports move to regulate paramedics

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 01:27 PM
Whitiriea strongly believes that paramedics must be recognised as registered health professionals in their own right. We welcome the announcement by the Government last week to register paramedics under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act ... Read more...

Ensure you and your family are immunised against measles

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 12:08 PM
With the year drawing to a close and summer holidays fast approaching, the local Medical Officer of Health is urging Bay of Plenty and Lakes residents to check their MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunisation are up to date to prevent summer plans ... Read more...

Sydney Ob-Gyn insults NZ Midwives

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 08:09 PM
Sydney Ob-Gyn questions Women’s Bodies Ability to give Birth Naturally and insults NZ Midwives Multiple Ob-Gyns and Midwives in NZ & Australia are in shock at Professor of Obstetrics from Sydney University Hans Peter Dietz repeatedly insulting midwives ... Read more...

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 04:01 PM
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles on a flight from Samoa to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time. Read more...

Inadequate monitoring of man with cardiac issues

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 02:05 PM
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Taranaki District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for providing a very poor standard of care to a 68 ... Read more...

Adherence to count policy in surgery

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 02:04 PM
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a medical centre and surgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the surgical care provided to a woman. Read more...

Care of baby with respiratory difficulties

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 02:03 PM
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a 3-month-old baby. Read more...

Pregnant Women blamed over nutrition - regardless of context

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 01:14 PM
Pregnancy Malnutrition in Aotearoa continues to be treated as a Self-Responsibility Behaviour-Deficit … regardless of Context Read more...
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