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Steady sustained progress in health targets

Steady, sustained progress in all six of the national health targets has seen Hawke's Bay District Health Board sit in the top 10 of DHBs for five of the quarter four targets released yesterday. (30 August)

Newborn deaths down - WHO

Newborn deaths down - WHO

Fewer newborns are dying worldwide, but progress is too slow and Africa particularly is being left further behind.

Call for rethink on addiction treatment

With the news that the Earthquake Commission's quake cost has blown out from $4 billion to $7.1 billion, and Treasury's expectation that its revised total cost will be in excess of $20 billion, there is some good news on how the Government can save a great deal of money.

ASMS promotes myths to support pay claim - DHBs

The District Health Boards of New Zealand dispute the claim by Associated Medical Specialists Association chief executive Ian Powell, that there is a health crisis caused by too few medical specialists.

Canterbury continues to perform well on health targets

Canterbury continues to perform well on health targets

The Canterbury Health System continues to perform well across all services despite ongoing disruptions caused by earthquakes and snow this year.

Anxiety in Northland over meningococcal

Anxiety in Northland over meningococcal

Heightened awareness of meningococcal has seen a number of Northlanders contact their general practitioners seeking information and advice about the disease.

Acute staff shortages undermine assessment

Acute staff shortages undermine assessment

News that National will invest 11 million dollars in clinical assessments for those in aged residential care ignores a grim reality facing the sector--- that there is a critical shortage of qualified staff, says Labour's Senior Citizens and Aged Care spokesperson Steve Chadwick.

Emergency performance soars at Waitemata DHB

Waitemata District Health Board has seen a dramatic improvement in the performance of its emergency departments over the last quarter.

117 confirmed cases of measles in Auckland

117 confirmed cases of measles in Auckland

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

117 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this morning

Two contacts are in quarantine

Nine cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak

Drug treatment policy 'often misguided' - criminology professor

Overcoming problem drug use has much more to do with addressing socio-economic factors than physiological or psychological addiction, a Drug Policy Symposium was told today in Wellington.