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Bupa first aged care provider to achieve Nursing Council approval

Bupa Care Services (Bupa) is the first aged care provider in New Zealand to have a council approved Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP).

Board and Iwi Maori Council sign deal

There will be more regular meetings between the Waikato DHB board and its Iwi Māori Council following the signing of a memorandum of understanding last week.

Access to the right care in a timely way in Ruapehu

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) has made a commitment to work with the Ruapehu District Council and primary care providers to meet the health needs of the 8500 people the DHB is responsible for in the district.

Cervical Screening Awareness Month a prompt for women

Women in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts are urged to use September - Cervical Screening Awareness Month - as a reminder to have a cervical smear test, every three years.

A prompt for Midland women in cervical screening awareness month

Women in the Midland Region are being urged to use September - Cervical Screening Awareness Month - as a reminder to have a cervical smear test, every three years.

Alcohol Drug Helpline launches youth service

The Alcohol Drug Helpline has launched a new youth service offering young people a safe and easily accessible way to talk about their alcohol and other drug use.

Quakes can't shake nurses resolve

The earthquakes that hit New Zealand's south island during 2011 reduced many of Christchurch's vital healthcare services to rubble, or their offices were declared no-go zones.

Rena Owen to lead call for action on viral hepatitis

Today, New Zealand actress Rena Owen will be joining hundreds of health professionals, social workers, community groups and people living with hepatitis B and C to deliver the "Auckland Statement": a call for urgent action to curb the rate of new infections and stop the rising death toll from vir

New centre opens while well worn route closes its doors

The $130 million stage one Meade Clinical Centre at Waikato Hospital welcomed its first patients today (Monday, 10 Sept) while the doors closed on another hospital landmark, the Red Corridor .

Southern Cross increases prescription cover

Southern Cross increases prescription cover

New Zealand’s largest health insurer has increased maximums for its prescription benefit as it anticipates an upswing in the number of claims processed electronically.

Around 330,000 Southern Cross members are on health insurance plans with a prescription benefit.