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'Free rides for vaccine appointments'

Northland Regional Council is offering free travel on all scheduled services - the regional Buslink network and Whangarei’s CityLink buses - to help residents and their caregivers or dependents attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments.

A roadmap to health equity by 2040 - Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A new report finds that, based on current trends, it will take a century for Maori to catch up with pakeha New Zealanders in terms of life expectancy.

Historic position statement from DHBs on alcohol - Alcohol Action NZ

In response to the chronic lack of policy response to harm from alcohol in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Chairs and Chief Executives of the country’s 20 District Health Boards have issued a detailed collective position statement today.

Ambulance service fails to properly assess woman with spinal injury

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding St John Ambulance Service (St John) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide appropriate assessment of a woman with a spinal injury.

Rest home fails to recognise delirium and provide pain relief to elderly woman

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a woman in her nineties.

Unacceptable delays in referring woman for ultrasound and cardiology services

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a doctor in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for unacceptable delays in managing a woman’s referrals for an abdominal ultrasound.

Barnardos releases the top wellbeing issues affecting children and young people for Mental Health Awareness Week

Barnardos 0800 What’s Up child and youth helpline has released their findings on the top three issues affecting children and young people based on 2020 data to help raise awareness about the problems young people are facing.

Vaccination clinic heading to Rongotea sale yards

A walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Rongotea sale yards on Tuesday 28 September between 8.30am and 1.30pm.

The yard is located at 41 Thames Street, Rongotea, and will be available for anyone in the communtiy who wants to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Kiwis stuck in unhealthy homes during lockdown - Tether

Living and working from home, particularly during lockdowns, may not be good for your health.

Sky Tower lights for Mental Health Awareness Week

In support of the Mental Health Foundation’s annual Mental Health Awareness Week, tomorrow night the Sky Tower will go swirl in dynamic blues.