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Kevin Atkinson To Chair HBDHB's Board

Kevin Atkinson To Chair HBDHB's Board

Hawke's Bay businessman Kevin Atkinson will return to the chairman's seat of the Hawke's Bay District Health Board when it sits for the first time on December 15.

New DHB Chairs Announced

New DHB Chairs Announced

Ten new chairs have been appointed to District Health Boards (DHBs) among positions announced today by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Midday Sun Risky Way Of Getting Vitamin D, Groups Say

Midday Sun Risky Way Of Getting Vitamin D, Groups Say

New Zealanders get enough vitamin D without deliberately exposing themselves to the midday sun, skin cancer prevention groups say.

Brain Tumour Patients To Gain Greater Access To Drug

Brain Tumour Patients To Gain Greater Access To Drug

Drug-buying agency Pharmac is set to provide greater access to an expensive drug used to treat brain cancer.

National Services Chosen

The National Health Board (NHB) has chosen five vulnerable services to become national services in the next financial year.

The services are Clinical Genetics, Paediatric Pathology, Paediatric Metabolic Services, Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.

Brain Tumour Patients To Gain Greater Access To Expensive Drug

People with brain tumours are to have greater access to an expensive cancer drug from 1 December.

Tariana Turia Sings Praises Of Bypass Op

Tariana Turia Sings Praises Of Bypass Op

Wellington, Nov 21 NZPA - A year on from her stomach surgery Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says it was worth the money and the pain.

Students' Painting Pride On Display At Waikato Hospital

Students' Painting Pride On Display At Waikato Hospital

Some of the Waikato's best student artwork is now on display at Waikato Hospital and it's already stopping traffic.

The paintings were done by Waikato secondary school students as part of the Transfusion Painting Competition and featured in a Waikato Museum exhibition in July.

Access Block Under The Microscope Yet Again

Access Block Under The Microscope Yet Again

While politicians and health bureaucrats continue to pay lip service to finding solutions to access block and overcrowding, very little has been achieved, the annual scientific meeting of the Australas

Survey Reveals Second Hand Smoke An Issue

Survey Reveals Second Hand Smoke An Issue

The 2009 Tobacco Use Survey released today shows that the overall prevalence of smoking is continuing to decline but exposure to second-hand smoke is still a significant issue for some households, says Associate Health Minister Ta