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Demolition of Cadbury buildings begins to make way for New Dunedin Hospital

Demolition of the Cadbury site in Dunedin has begun to make space for the new billion-dollar Dunedin hospital. This is a key project milestone as one iconic Otago landmark makes way for what will become another. It follows on from the demolition of the Distribution Centre in mid-2020.

Review of health response to lead contamination put community first - MoH

A review into the health system response to lead contamination in Waikouaiti’s drinking water supply has found that the sector focused on reducing the risk to the community’s health first.

No new community cases; 1 case of Covid-19 in managed isolation

There are no new cases in the community to report today.

Ethnic inequities in patient outcomes from chronic pain services - AUT

A new study shows that Māori, Asian and Pacific peoples consistently experienced poorer patient outcomes compared to Europeans, and recommends a review of cultural safety across public and private pain treatment clinics.

New evidence of genetic link between depression and anxiety - QIMR

New Australian research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, has identified 509 genes that influence both depression and anxiety - confirming a genetic relationship between the mental health conditions.

Maori children hospitalised with asthma at twice rate of non-Maori - study

A study published tomorrow (16 April) in the New Zealand Medical Journal highlights clear inequities in the health outcomes of New Zealand children with asthma.

Industry, research and public action needed for healthy, sustainable diet shifts

N ew research has found coordinated, cross-sector policies, investments, and innovations are key to large-scale shifts in food production and consumption, and will be essential to meet the global call to transform food systems toward diets that are healthy for both people and planet.

Digital competency in health workforce below par - report

Tâmaki Makaurau - The overall level of digital competency in Aotearoa’s health workforce is well below what is needed to utilise digital health technology, a brand new New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) report says.

Additional data on new mental health information hub now available - Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has expedited the release of updated mental health data and collated publicly available information in one place to make it easier for people to understand the performance of the mental health and addiction system.

ARPHS commends 'bold plans to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa 2025'

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is backing the comprehensive legislation proposed in the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan released today.