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Over 1000 patients treated closer to home with Mobile Health

Mobile Health’s Surgical Bus and Taumarunui Hospital celebrated over 1000 patients being treated closer to residents’ homes today (18 August 2017).

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 2 August in Wellington. CPLF is chaired by the Guild’s President, with the Guild also taking responsibility for organising CPLF meetings.

Notifying DHB Chairs of media interest ok if not an attempt to control debate

"It’s reasonable to expect members of district health boards to tell their Chairs they’re going to talk to the media - but only if time permits and if this ‘heads up’ is not then used to dampen health debate," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Spec

Massey researcher forges collaborations in Germany

Massey University academic Professor Bernhard Breier is back on New Zealand soil, following a whirlwind trip to Germany that saw him deliver the prestigious Hohenheimer SchlossGeister lecture at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.

'Kiwi pioneering spirit running high' at Taupo Medical Centre

Taupo Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm and the expectation in their unrelenting quest to make things better for their patient population.

Cochlea implant statement from NZOHNS

Over 200 deaf and severely hearing-impaired adults are unable to receive hearing restoring implanted hearing aids due to lack of government funding.

iPads prove an effective tool for DHB staff

Patients are receiving faster, and more-informed, care and advice following the rollout of iPads to 52 health professionals working in the community.

Euthanasia-Free NZ to facilitate a webinar on living and dying

Parliament’s Health Select Committee suggested in their recent report on public attitudes to ‘assisted dying’- that "greater communication between health professionals and the general public is required to explain the dying process and alleviate fear" (p.18).

EOC still in place at Southern DHB in response to boil water notice

The Southern DHB’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to operate in response to the boil water notice issued by the DCC for the central Dunedin area, which includes Dunedin Hospital.

Massey study recruitment: Do you have high blood sugar?

Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated 100,000 people undiagnosed.

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