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Hospital upgrade won't end ice blocks on the wards - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says it’s a shame that a multi-million-dollar upgrade package for Hawkes Bay Hospital does not include desperately needed air-conditioning for its wards.

Ombudsman finds significant gaps in MoH data

The Chief Ombudsman has identified significant gaps in the Ministry of Health’s collection and use of information about the deaths of people with intellectual disabilities receiving full-time residential support.

3 new cases of Covid-19 - Ministry of Health

Today there are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand. It has been 69 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source.

Researchers survey food banks as pandemic bites - Canterbury University

A new study is seeking feedback from Australasian food banks on how they are coping with growing demand in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The survey, led by University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, aims to find out more about the economic and social impacts of the virus.

PHARMAC to remove medicine dispensing restrictions

Most funded medicines will return to all at once dispensing because PHARMAC is removing most of the temporary dispensing restrictions put in place to manage supply during COVID-19. The change will be effective from midnight Friday 31 July 2020.

Otago research identifies possible targets on Covid-19 genome

Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus.

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Michaela - Hawke's Bay DHB

Considered a ‘rising star’ in our public health nursing workforce, 25-year-old Michaela Vanderspeck says she knew nursing would be her following.

"Nursing was always on the cards, but I had to choose between people or animals - I chose people."

Surgical and radiology redevelopments get go-ahead at Hawke's Bay Hospital

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s radiology and surgical service upgrades are poised to get underway within the next few months following Crown funding approval formally announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Napier today.

Lead chaplain at Hawke's Bay Hospital now published author

Barbara Walker has a Queen’s Service Order (QSO) and is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Nurses Aotearoa.

1 new case of Covid-19 - Ministry of Health

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand. The person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is a man in his 30s. He arrived in New Zealand on July 3 from New Delhi, India.