The NZ Public Health Association, funded by the Ministry of Health, has been accused of breaching election rules and deceiving candidates in next month’s District Health Board elections.
This week the Acute Mental Health ward for Auckland’s North Shore, He Puna Waiora, has been forced to close eight beds, at a time when demand for mental health services is reaching record levels.
For people who smoke, there’s no denying that pledging to stop is the first step to giving up. Perhaps this is why Stoptober, a successful national campaign to reduce smoking, is back for its third year.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement in a show of collaboration toward building respect in the medical workplace and eliminating discrimination, bullying a
Public Health South has started to see an increase in bacterial gastroenteritis across the district and is reminding the public of the importance of practicing good hand hygiene.
There are significant demographic and regional disparities in the use of insulin pumps in New Zealand, according to new University of Otago research.
"There are more people needing hip and knee joint replacements than can be managed by District Health Boards (DHBs) but it seems that access to life changing surgery does depend on your address." Sandra Kirby, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive said today.
The provision of publicly-funded hip and knee total joint replacement (TJR) procedures varies between District Health Boards (DHBs) and national rates have not increased since 2007, new University of Otago research has found.
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s (HBDHB) Public Health Team can confirm that the patient in Wellington Hospital diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is linked to the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak.
The closure of eight beds at He Puna Waiora acute mental health unit on Auckland’s North Shore is just the tip of the iceberg, the Public Service Association Te PÅ«kenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.
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