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Construction begins on major hospital development

Published: Wed 19 Jun 2019 12:24 PM
Construction has begun on the first stage of the $100m plus redevelopment of Wakefield Hospital in Wellington. Read more...

MMR immunisation protects our most vulnerable

Published: Wed 19 Jun 2019 12:19 PM
More than 200 cases of measles have now been confirmed in New Zealand since the start of this year and the Ministry of Health is reminding people that immunisation is the best way to protect our most vulnerable. Read more...

All New Zealanders Invited to Take A Deep Breath And Relax

Published: Tue 18 Jun 2019 04:56 PM
New Zealanders are being invited to pause and take part in a celebration of yoga breathing and meditation as part of a United Nations promotion of global health, harmony and peace on June 21. Read more...

Abortion statistics: Year ended December 2018

Published: Tue 18 Jun 2019 10:45 AM
There were 13,282 abortions performed in New Zealand in 2018, similar to the year before, Stats NZ said today. Read more...

Volunteers an important part of patient, visitor wellbeing

Published: Tue 18 Jun 2019 10:18 AM
Each year hundreds of volunteers donate their time and roll up their sleeves to make a difference for patients, visitors and staff across Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti. Read more...

More genetic evidence of what puts people at risk of cancer

Published: Tue 18 Jun 2019 09:01 AM
A new international study has discovered that 94 genetic variants, about which little has been known until now, increase a person’s risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers. Read more...

Newborn hearing screeners celebrate 10 year anniversary

Published: Tue 18 Jun 2019 08:41 AM
A team of healthcare workers who provide a vital screening service for tamariki is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Newborn Hearing Screening service of 5 screeners and one administration person has ... Read more...

Inadequate care at Retirement Village

Published: Mon 17 Jun 2019 02:04 PM
Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Aria Park Senior Living Limited in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide services to an elderly woman ... Read more...

Failure to provide adequate urgent care at a medical centre

Published: Mon 17 Jun 2019 02:03 PM
Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Meenal Duggal today released a report finding a nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to adequately assess a patient who attended a medical centre. ... Read more...

Continence NZ urges Kiwis to have a ‘wee chat’

Published: Mon 17 Jun 2019 08:38 AM
Incontinence isn’t the usual topic of conversation, but this week Continence NZ is encouraging Kiwis to get together and have a ‘wee chat’. Read more...
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