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Grieving couple raises money Neonatal Unit refit

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of a Christchurch couple, families now have access to beautifully refurbished rooms at Christchurch Women's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where they can find comfort when they visit their babies.

Nine years inaction on rheumatic fever reversed

"Labour should be ashamed of its nine years of inaction on Rheumatic fever - a serious third world disease that affected more and more Kiwi children under Labour," says National Party health spokesman Tony Ryall.

Community and agencies come together to aid youth

The community has joined forces with a number of support agencies to further the Youth Potential Project which is focused on providing support for young people in Flaxmere and Camberley.

Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning this week after toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) were found in Lake Forsyth/ Te Wairewa.

NZ bids to host World Congress

NZ bids to host World Congress

New Zealand is in the running for the largest conference the country has ever hosted, an event that could bring millions in economic benefit.

Marlborough programme takes top health award

Marlborough programme takes top health award

Marlborough community programme takes top Health Quality and Innovation Award

The overall winner in the Nelson Marlborough Health Quality and Innovation Awards (HQIA) was the community collaboration project Marlborough Clued up Kids.

Thousands suffer incontinence in silence

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders over the age of 15 are suffering from some form of incontinence, costing the country billions of dollars every year.

Elective surgery performance lifted to 104% of target

Elective surgery performance lifted to 104% of target

Comments by BOP DHB Chairperson Sally Webb

The many faces of Parkinson's

The 1-7 November, 2011, is Parkinson's Awareness Week which will be marked with a variety of events and activities around the country.

Over 10,000 New Zealander's live with Parkinson's. Kathy Jenkins is one of them.

TXT boosts meningococcal C campaign

A mass vaccination campaign in Northland aimed at immunising up to 38,000 people aged 1-20 against meningococcal C has been boosted with the use of text messaging.