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Wellington Health Boss Quits

Wellington Health Boss Quits

Wellington, Aug 5 NZPA - The chief executive of the Capital & Coast District Health Board, Ken Whelan, has quit after nearly two and a half years.

Medical Advice For West Coasters

A new procedure for West Coasters needing medical advice has been launched by the West Coast District Health Board and the West Coast Primary Health Organisation.

In an accident or medical emergency where life or limbs may be at risk people should phone 111 and request an ambulance.

Call Your Local Medical Centre Early If You Have The Flu - West Coast Doctors

Call Your Local Medical Centre Early If You Have The Flu - West Coast Doctors

Although Swine H1N1 Influenza is not yet present in West Coast communities, local doctors are urging people who think they may have the flu to call their general practice or rural nurse clinic promptly, so that antiviral medicines can be prescribed if necessary.

Ministry Of Health Appoints Chief Dental Officer - Dr Robyn Haisman

Deputy Director-General of Sector Capability and Implementation, Margie Apa, today announced the appointment of Dr Robyn Haisman to the position of chief dental officer for the Ministry of Health.

Increase In Seasonal Influenza Causing Delays In Non-Emergency Treatment At Tauranga Hospital

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has received a sudden increase in the number of people including children coming to Tauranga Hospital with influenza symptoms. This sudden increase is causing delays for patients requiring non-emergency treatment.

Last-Chance Jabs Advised As New Wave Of Flu Hits

Last-Chance Jabs Advised As New  Wave Of Flu Hits

Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - Health officials are urging people to get a "last minute jab" in a bid to avoid this year's wave of pandemic influenza hitting New Zealand.

Flu Prevention: Vaccinate And Wash Hands

Flu Prevention: Vaccinate And Wash Hands

With the influenza season now here the Ministry of Health is recommending last minute vaccination and reminding New Zealanders about the importance of basic hygiene, like regular handwashing.

Woman's Care Highlights Need For Adequate Systems

Woman's Care Highlights Need For Adequate Systems

Wellington, NZPA - Pressure sores on an elderly woman's heels and a rash in her groin prompted her daughter to complain about the standard of care she received in a Dunedin rest home.

Counselling By Text, And Then Suicide

Counselling By Text, And Then Suicide

Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - A young man committed suicide after his counsellor told him by text message not to take his medication, provided he was undergoing regular counselling.

Helping Older People Eat Better

Helping Older People Eat Better

Updated Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Older People were released today by the Ministry of Health.