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Samaritans Celebrates Volunteer Awareness Week

Samaritans Celebrates Volunteer Awareness Week

Samaritans of Wellington is using Volunteer Awareness week to publicly thank its volunteers. In particular Samaritans would like to thank those who have been volunteering for Samaritans long term, in some cases for over four decades.

Children Increasingly Treated With Alternative And Complimentary Medicine

Children Increasingly Treated With Alternative And Complimentary Medicine

Alternative and complementary medicine increasingly used to treat children

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as probiotics, herbal treatments and osteopathy, for children has almost doubled in the past decade, according to new research.

Doctor's Return Boosts Services At Waikato Hospital

Doctor's Return Boosts Services At Waikato Hospital

Waikato Hospital now has the widest range of complex endoscopy intervention anywhere in the country with the return of former clinical director of gastroenterology Dr Frank Weilert from a 14-month stint in the US.

Shellfish Ban In Queen Charlotte And Tory Channel Lifted

Shellfish Ban In Queen Charlotte And Tory Channel Lifted

Today the public has been given the all clear to harvest shellfish in the in Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Channel.

Education And Innovation In South Auckland Health

Education And Innovation In South Auckland Health

Health Minister Tony Ryall welcomes an initiative which is bringing the health and education sectors together to jointly address South Auckland's health workforce needs.

Survey Of Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Produces "pleasing Results"

A new Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) survey has shown no human health implications from antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand food-producing animals and fresh produce.

Twenty-One Years Of Childfund In New Zealand

Twenty-One Years Of Childfund In New Zealand

A unique 21st birthday celebration takes place in Auckland on Wednesday (22 June) as a group of some of the longest serving child sponsors gather to celebrate 21 years of supporting children in developing countries through ChildFund New Zealand.

SMI Welcomes Renewed Look At Single Trans-Tasman Medicines Regulator

The New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, welcomed the announcement of plans for a renewed examination of a joint Australia-New Zealand medicines agency.

Mental Health Workers March Against Workplace Violence

Mental Health Workers March Against Workplace Violence

PSA members working in mental health units across the Auckland region are staging a protest in support of workers at the Auckland District Health Board’s, Te Whetu Tawera Mental Health facility who are facing unacceptable levels of violence in their workplace.

Massive Reduction In Outpatient Angiogram Waiting Times

Massive Reduction In Outpatient Angiogram Waiting Times

Teamwork and careful planning has lead to a dramatic reduction in waiting times for outpatient angiograms at Christchurch Hospital.

After the September 4 earthquake the number of people waiting for an outpatient angiogram jumped to 303 – a 102 percent increase.