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PHA Conference Opens Today

PHA Conference Opens Today

The Public Health Association annual conference opens at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawhaia today with a list of overseas speakers who will talk on the conference theme of Tomorrow for Tomorrow's People.

Wellington And Canty Agree On Shared Child Cancer Service

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Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - The treatment of most Wellington child cancer patients will be able to take place in the capital, the Capital and Coast District Health Board said today.

Nurse Taught Not To Borrow

Nurse Taught Not To Borrow

A Christchurch nurse has been struck off the register for borrowing money from patients in a resthome or, in one instance, a patient's daughter.

DHBs Endorse Strategic Approach To Procurement

DHBs Endorse Strategic Approach To Procurement

The 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) welcome the OAG report on procurement presented to Parliament today.

Bill Opposing Tobacco Advertising Delayed

Bill Opposing Tobacco Advertising Delayed

Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - A member's bill aiming to ban point of sale tobacco advertising has been delayed due to a lack of support.

NZ Doctor To Bail Out WA

NZ Doctor To Bail Out WA

Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - A New Zealand doctor has had to help out Western Australia's Health Department because of a staff shortage across the ditch.

Nurse Struck Off For Borrowing From Patients

Nurse Struck Off For Borrowing From Patients

A Christchurch nurse has been struck off for borrowing money from rest home patients and in one instance, a patient's daughter.

Name Suppression Lifted On Midwife Guilty Of Misconduct

Name Suppression Lifted On Midwife Guilty Of Misconduct

Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - Name suppression on a Christchurch midwife, barred from practising after a professional misconduct hearing, has been lifted.

The midwife is Mary Elizabeth Casey, The Press has reported.

Waikato Hospital Is Baby Friendly

Waikato Hospital Is Baby Friendly

Waikato Hospital is once again officially deemed a 'baby friendly hospital'.

The hospital received the maximum three-year accreditation last week from the New Zealand Breastfeeding Association (NZBA) following an audit last year.

Heart Medicine Price Cut

Heart Medicine Price Cut

Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - People at risk of heart attacks will have easier access to treatment from next month when the price of cholesterol-lowering medication is cut.

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