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Alcohol Cheaper Than Bottled Water

Alcohol Cheaper Than Bottled Water

The price of alcohol has dropped so low over the last decade that it now costs less than bottled water in some cases, a new University of Otago study shows.

Aged Care Reaching Crisis Point

Aged Care Reaching Crisis Point

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - We are failing our older generation, and comprehensive changes are needed to fix an aged care sector near crisis point, a report released today says.

Ryall Says Govt Is Addressing Elder Care Issues

Ryall Says Govt Is Addressing Elder Care Issues

Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - The Government says it is acting to improve aged care after opposition parties' research found serious problems in the sector.

Capital And Coast District Health Board - Results Of 2010 Election Confirmed

Capital And Coast District Health Board - Results Of 2010 Election Confirmed

The results of the election of seven members for the Capital and Coast District Health Board have been confirmed by Wellington Electoral Officer Ross Bly.

Tougher Stance On GP Patient Eligibility Proposed

Tougher Stance On GP Patient Eligibility Proposed

General practices will be required to see patients' passports to check they qualify for funded- healthcare if a recommendation to that effect is signed off at PSAAP next month.

Gaihn Admin Proving Costly

Representatives of a major Auckland primary care consortia yesterday asked Waitemata DHB's Community and Public Health Advisory Committee for more money.

Eye Care Not In Sight For NZ Seniors

Two thirds of Kiwi seniors presenting for an eye test are wearing glasses with the wrong prescription and more than half have a serious eye condition that could cause blindness, according to new research.

Coleman: Measuring Mental Health Performance

Coleman: Measuring Mental Health Performance

Associate Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today welcomed the roll out of an initiative to improve the quality of mental health and addiction services.

Record Operation Numbers For Older New Zealanders

93,000 New Zealanders over 65 received the surgical operations they needed in 2009/10 - 10,500 more people than in 2007/2008. This includes elective and urgent acute surgery.

Northland DHB Delivers More Surgical Operations

Northland DHB Delivers More Surgical Operations

Over a thousand more Northland people received the surgical operations they needed in 2009/10 compared to the year before.