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Postnatal Care Vital To Maintaining The Health And Well-being Of Women And New-born Babies

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 02:28 PM
The importance of comprehensive postnatal care and support, and the difficulties that can arise when aspects are lacking were highlighted in a decision by Deputy Commissioner Rose Wall, who found a midwife in breach of the Code of Health and Disability ... Read more...

Inadequate Assessment And Action Taken By Whanganui DHB’s Emergency Department

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 02:02 PM
The importance of critically assessing patients when they present to hospital on multiple occasions with the same symptoms within a relatively short period of time, and investigating symptoms fully and considering alternative diagnoses was highlighted ... Read more...

Lack Of Recognition Of Deterioration In Patient Following Bowel Perforation

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 02:01 PM
The need to recognise a patient’s deteriorating condition and provide appropriate intervention was highlighted in a decision published by Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell. Ms McDowell found a consultant surgeon in breach of the Code of Health ... Read more...

Pharmac Shares Update On Its Assessment Of Trikafta

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 01:08 PM
Pharmac has today published the latest record of advice from its Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) and, for the first time, has published a summary of how Pharmac has assessed Trikafta. “Trikafta is a medicine we would like to ... Read more...

Collective Action Needed Says Aged Care Commissioner

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 12:13 PM
Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper has been in the role since March this year. In this op-ed, she talks about the current problems facing the aged care sector and the need for an urgent response to ensure older people receive the support they require. ... Read more...

Te Arawa Extends Ground-breaking Health Delivery

Published: Sat 13 Aug 2022 12:47 PM
A landmark partnership between iwi and Māori health providers – including Te Arawa Lakes Trust – is another step forward in designing and delivering equitable health outcomes for Te Arawa whānau. Called Taki O Autahi, the partnership involves ... Read more...

New Iwi And Telehealth Partnership A Major Milestone For Māori

Published: Fri 12 Aug 2022 02:20 PM
A landmark partnership between iwi and Māori health providers Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, Te Arawa Lakes Trust and Whakarongorau Aotearoa // New Zealand Telehealth Services marks the next stage of designing and delivering equitable ... Read more...

Grant Enables New Programme For Children Living With Anxiety

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2022 11:48 AM
An exciting new programme to help children living with anxiety is able to go ahead following a generous donation from the Sir Campbell and Lady Leita Wylie Foundation. The latest programme from Triple P parenting courses, Fear-Less, is being run by ... Read more...

Cost Of Living Takes Toll On New Zealanders’ Wellbeing

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2022 09:22 AM
New research highlights wider effects of budgetary pressures The current economic uncertainty is affecting more than New Zealanders’ pockets, according to the latest Southern Cross Healthy Futures Report , with the cost of living crisis directly impacting ... Read more...

Youth Mental Health—a Response To National’s Proposed Welfare Plan

Published: Wed 10 Aug 2022 09:48 AM
National’s new unemployment policy is too simplistic an approach to work on such a complex and complicated issue, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC). Newly elected president Sarah Maindonald says a simple carrot and stick approach as National ... Read more...
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