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App supports healthcare worker mental wellbeing during COVID-19 - Chnnl

Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19

IHC launches COVID-19 emergency response fund

IHC has launched an emergency appeal to help families in lockdown support children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Rural health academics call for move to district reporting of Covid-19 data - Uni

Rural health academics support calls from other rural leaders for more localised reporting of Covid-19 test results to help rural healthcare providers better care for their communities.

NZHIT creates a national online jobs board

NZ Health IT (NZHIT) has launched a national digital health jobs board to help organisations and people looking for work during lockdown.

NZ chiropractors offer support to health service during pandemic

Members of the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) have offered their support as highly trained health care professionals to the health service during the Covid-19 national emergency.

Change of site for COVID-19 assessment centre in Opotiki launching Thu

There has been a change of venue for the COVID-19 assessment centre which is being launched in Ōpōtiki tomorrow (Thursday 9 April).

The "Pop Up | Drive Thru" centre will now be located at:

The Ōpōtiki Senior Citizens Hall

Revised PPE guidelines published by MoH - College of Midwives

"We are pleased to note that the document acknowledges that clinicians involved in care, can and will use appropriate clinical judgement on PPE required, and should have access to PPE for all births," says Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives.

Daily media update - Southern DHB

New cases in Southern

The Ministry of Health announced 8 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 195. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting.

New Zealand could learn from Singapores Covid-19 containment model

Singapore has set a high standard for dealing with Covid-19 and despite its decision to enter a lockdown this week, New Zealand can learn a lot from the country, according to a new report Lessons from abroad: Singapore’s Covid-19 containment model from the New Zealand Initiative.

120 COVID-19 testing centres now operating - David Clark

Across New Zealand 120 sites are taking samples to be tested for COVID-19.