More than 500 people who use wheelchairs were assessed for equipment last year through the Wheelchair and Seating Outreach Clinic.
This service is offered by Enable New Zealand and is run by three highly skilled wheelchair and seating clinicians.
An unreasonably high price means PHARMAC has decided not to approve funding for eculizumab, a treatment for the rare blood disorder paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH).
Skylight, a respected trauma and grief support agency, is delighted that the government is establishing a new crown entity, Worksafe NZ, in recognition of the importance of supporting employees’ health, safety and wellbeing at work.
"Waikato senior doctors are saddened by the announcement that Waikato District Health Board Chief Executive Craig Climo will be resigning sometime later next year," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.
Alzheimers New Zealand has welcomed a series of commitments agreed at yesterday’s first ever G8 Dementia Summit in London, UK.
National telephone health information and advice line Healthline says the public can continue to have confidence in the service it provides.
Waikato District Health Board today approved a two and a half month community consultation period about the future of maternity services in Morrinsville/Te Aroha and Te Awamutu.
Renters checking out properties on Trade Me can now get guidance on how to choose a safe and healthy home, thanks to a new ‘Renter’s Healthy Home Checklist’.
This New Year’s increase will be the second of four tobacco tax increases taking effect each 1 January, in a Government initiative to bring the cost of the average pack of cigarettes to more than $20 by 2016.
Smoking is a dying habit in more ways than one! New results from Statistics New Zealand show that since the last census fewer New Zealanders are lighting up. Smoking has dropped by a quarter since the last census in 2006.
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