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Three New Deaths Linked To Swine Flu

Three New Deaths Linked To Swine Flu

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - The number of people contracting swine flu continues to rise, and three new deaths have been linked to the strain of influenza, the Ministry of Health of says.

Free GP Visit Offered For High-Needs Pregnant Women

Free GP Visit Offered For High-Needs Pregnant Women

Wellington - High needs pregnant women can now get a free referral to their GP in certain regions under new "demonstration projects".

Lead maternity carers will be able to give the referrals, which midwives can attend as well.

Some Regional Centres Too Small To Sustain Acute Care

Some Regional Centres Too Small To Sustain Acute Care

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA- Some regional hospitals may need to align with larger centres in order to provide high quality acute surgical care, according to leading New Zealand surgeons.

Surgeons Call For High Quality, Acute Surgical Care

Surgeons Call For High Quality, Acute Surgical Care

New Zealand surgeons are calling for timely, sustainable high quality acute surgical care.

Government Drug Funder's Board Appoints New Members

Government Drug Funder's Board Appoints New Members

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA- The Pharmac board has appointed five new members to its consumer advisory committee after a review of the committee's terms of reference.

This brings committee membership to nine members.

Surgeons Hold Meeting Over Provision Of Acute Services

Surgeons Hold Meeting Over Provision Of Acute Services

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - More than 80 leading surgeons will gather in Queenstown today and tomorrow for a special scientific meeting to look at the delivery of acute surgical services in New Zealand.

Five New Members For Pharmac Consumer Committee

Five New Members For Pharmac Consumer Committee

The PHARMAC Board has appointed five new members to the Government drug funder's Consumer Advisory Committee.

The refreshed membership follows a review of the Committee's Terms of Reference, and brings the committee to nine members.

More Than Skin Deep - Awards Celebrate Better Bones

Calling for nominations - Know someone who deserves a medal for showing us how to age with strength and vitality?

Medical Council And District Health Boards Sign MOU

Medical Council And District Health Boards Sign MOU

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Regulation of doctors should become clearer after the Medical Council and New Zealand's 20 district health boards (DHBs) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Youth Health Centres Could Be At Risk

Youth Health Centres Could Be At Risk

By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Communities could be at risk of losing some youth health services due to confusion around funding and a lack of national direction.