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Hospitals on the edge - report

Hospital specialists around the country warn that public hospitals have reached a tipping point in a new report entitled: Hospitals on the Edge. Produced by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, the report is released today ahead of the health union’s annual conference.

HealthCare NZ congratulates 2019 Attitude Awards winners

HealthCare NZ congratulates all of the winners and finalists at the 2019 Attitude Awards, which was held this evening in Auckland.

Encouraging more Maori into the Hawke's Bay health sector

Seven university students will spend their summer working on projects with the region’s health professionals that aim to improve Māori health outcomes.

Child harm at the centre of White Ribbon Day 2019

Taranaki children are witnessing family violence at an alarming rate. From July 2018 - June 2019, Taranaki Police attended 4,598 family harm incidents; 74 percent of these incidents were locations were children were also present.

MidCentral DHB confirms new case of measles, urges immunisation for travel

People living in the MidCentral DHB region who have children aged between 15 months and five years, or who are planning travel to the Pacific Islands over the upcoming holiday break are advised to ensure that they are immunised against measles.

Super bug incidence on the rise in NZ - ESR

This week is the World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week, and it’s a good opportunity to think about the impact of ‘super bugs’ on the health of New Zealand communities.

Unsafe water quality at Takamatua Bay and Akaroa Main Beach - CDHB

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in consecutive samples taken from Takamatua Bay and Akaroa main beach.

Megan Woods visits Medsalv’s Christchurch reprocessing plant

Hon Dr. Megan Woods visits Medsalv’s Christchurch reprocessing plant as they announce Waste Minimisation Funding

Protect yourselves and your loved ones from measles

The number of confirmed cases of measles in Hawke’s Bay stands at 16, to date this year.

Pacific students take part in first ever ‘Sugar in Schools' project

For the first time ever in Wellington, research among high school age Pacific students will be done to understand absorption rates of sugar.