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Third meningococcal case for Northland

Third meningococcal case for Northland

A forty-five year old woman has been admitted to Whangarei Hospital with probable meningococcal disease. The mid-North woman was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit on August 22, and is in a serious condition.

New Director of Mental Health appointed

New Director of Mental Health appointed

The Director-General of Health has announced the appointment of Dr John Crawshaw as Director of Mental Health.

People with disabilities to have more control

Health Minister Tony Ryall has today launched a new initiative in Tauranga designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Canterbury moves to reunite services

The Canterbury Health System is working towards having most General Medicine services back to one site after they were split between The Princess Margaret Hospital and Christchurch Hospital following the February 22 earthquake.

Researchers seek snorers for study to reduce heart risks

Researchers seek snorers for study to reduce heart risks

A major global study into the deadly risks associated with snoring is still calling for more New Zealanders to volunteer in the study so it can reach its target of 5,000 patients worldwide.

DHB seeks disability plan feedback

DHB seeks disability plan feedback

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) is seeking feedback from Disability Support Service (DSS) clients, families and staff on recommendations that includes future governance/ownership of the service.

111 confirmed cases of measles in Auckland

111 confirmed cases of measles in Auckland

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

111 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this morning

Six contacts are in quarantine

Eight cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak

Paper signals widening of HIV sector

The publication of a paper from the University of Otago has been warmly welcomed by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) and heralded as the start of a new era in HIV research in New Zealand.

Human dignity conference to be held in Dunedin

Helping people move out of humiliation and into dignity, "enlarging the boundaries of compassion," is the theme of an international conference being held in Dunedin at the end of this month.

Is it possible to deliver quality and choice?

Is it possible to deliver quality and choice?

The gap between what consumers want and what government subsidy covers will be addressed at the 2011 New Zealand Aged Care Association Conference in Auckland, 29-31 August.