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Minister Officially Opens New Cancer Treatment Machine At Palmerston North Hospital

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 04:18 PM
Palmerston North Hospital’s Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) is home to a new linear accelerator (LINAC), which has replaced an older machine and significantly improved the capacity for treating cancer patients. The new cancer treatment machine ... Read more...

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 01:07 PM
There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. The number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 18, all of which are in managed isolation or quarantine facilities. There are no cases of COVID-19 in the community. Our total ... Read more...

Remember - Don’t Get Sucked In

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:37 AM
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ), along with their Scientific Advisory Board members want to see New Zealander’s quit smoking, however not to the detriment of youth. Media coverage this week has had a focus on the impact of vaping in schools, ... Read more...

Quick-fire Lessons For New Minister

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 07:15 AM
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists welcomes Chris Hipkins to the role of Health Minister following the resignation of David Clark. “We look forward to working with Mr Hipkins and talking with him as he comes up to speed with the complexity ... Read more...

Stepping Towards Success

Published: Thu 2 Jul 2020 02:59 PM
Northland DHB is working towards increasing their capacity to provide staff training in an evidence-based programme designed to deliver coping strategies and support to whānau affected by a loved one’s substance use. The 5-Step Method was developed ... Read more...

COVID-19 Update

Published: Thu 2 Jul 2020 01:08 PM
Today there are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation and quarantine facilities in New Zealand. There continue to be no new cases in the community. Six cases are now considered recovered, bringing the number of active cases in New Zealand ... Read more...

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Published: Wed 1 Jul 2020 01:14 PM
Again today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report. This means the number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 22. All active cases have recently returned from overseas and are or were in managed isolation facilities. There have been no ... Read more...

Personal Welfare Under Border Quarantine - Expert Reaction

Published: Wed 1 Jul 2020 01:06 PM
As more New Zealanders continue to return from abroad, additional quarantine facilities are being set up to meet demand. A report, released on Sunday , says the rapidly expanding system is under “extreme stress” from the demand. New recommendations ... Read more...

New Chair For College Of Surgeons New Zealand National Board

Published: Wed 1 Jul 2020 12:45 PM
Philippa Mercer, a general surgeon based in Christchurch, takes up her role today (1 July) as the new Chair of the New Zealand National Board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). The RACS New Zealand National Board represents New Zealand ... Read more...

NZDA Congratulates Kiwi Winner Of International College Of Dentists Grant

Published: Wed 1 Jul 2020 10:10 AM
The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) congratulates New Zealand dentist Dr Haneen Alayan for being awarded the 2020 International College of Dentists (ICD) Young Dentists Volunteer grant. Haneen works as a dentist in Gore and teaches dental students at ... Read more...
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