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Waikato Hospital staff member has contracted measles

A staff member at Waikato Hospital has contracted measles and had been working in the hospital while infectious but prior to developing any symptoms. The DHB has contacted all patients and staff who may have been exposed to the staff member while infectious at work.

Immunisation Week targets immunisation during pregnancy

Canterbury is celebrating Immunisation Week next week (May 2-8) with the rest of New Zealand’s key theme of ‘protecting baby starts in pregnancy’.

Hawke's Bay ED to get facelift

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department waiting room is about to undergo a revamp to give patients more privacy and staff better facilities to help them care for patients.

RACS signs MoU with Monash Health

Monash Health and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) today forged a landmark agreement to build respect and improve patient safety in surgery.

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure

Canterbury parents are among those most affected by the stress caused by the earthquakes and recovery efforts, All Right? has announced this week.

Report highlights positive results from investment in health of young Maori

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health of Māori children and young people, a new report by the University of Otago-based NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows.

Study confirms benefit of moderate drinking

A just released global study has found the benefit of moderate drinking on a healthy heart is much stronger than previously thought.

Public Warning re Christopher Savage

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is warning the public not to follow medical or treatment advice of Christopher Savage.

Record number of Registered Nurse Graduates at Southern DHB

Record number of Registered Nurse Graduates participate in nursing programmes within Southern DHB.

Insulating houses keeps children out of hospital

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that retrofitting insulation to current 2008 standards in existing houses reduces hospitalisation rates for all children by six percent.

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