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Govt will not appeal family carers decision

The Government has decided not to appeal the Court of Appeal decision in the Ministry of Health v Atkinson & Others Family Carers case.

West Coast DHB to release Report to the Community

West Coast DHB to release Report to the Community

The West Coast District Health Board this week releases its third Report to the Community, a newsletter giving a snapshot of the latest that's happening in the health system on the West Coast.

New tool to improve men's health

To coincide with the launch of Men's Health Week 2012, Comprehensive Care Ltd in association with Waitemata PHO and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ, have signed a contract to develop a new electronic decision support tool for men.

Smokefree city streets 'not a problem for business'

Smokefree city streets 'not a problem for business'

Businesses surveyed on Wellington's central city 'Golden Mile' streets have little concern about the possible financial impact of a smokefree streets policy.

Five winning ways in six languages

Refugee and new migrant communities in Christchurch have new resources in their own languages to help them develop and maintain mental wellness.

Baker backs bowel study

Six years ago Grant Baker was enjoying his position as Executive Chairman of 42 Below Ltd.

Repairs to switchboard to affect power

Routine maintenance checks this morning discovered a fault with a switch which enables essential backup generator power to Christchurch Hospital Parkside West.

It is suspected the reason for this problem is quake-related damage to the switchboard.

Tackling diseases for poorest children 'can yield huge gains'

Tackling diseases for poorest children 'can yield huge gains'

A new report from UNICEF focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea - the two primary killers of children under the age of five.

Worldwide recall of hip implant metal liner

A hip implant with a metal liner is being recalled in New Zealand and worldwide by its overseas manufacturer.

Smith and Nephew, a UK company, says its R3 hip implant metal liner is not performing as well as desired.

139 of the implants have been supplied to New Zealand.

Public health service can do more for patients

Public health service can do more for patients

Health Minister Tony Ryall today told attendees at the Annual Rotorua General Practice Conference and Medical Exhibition that the public health service is delivering for patients, but can do better.