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Auckland DHBs join forces against fraud

Auckland's district health boards have joined forces to tackle fraud in the region's public health system.

Guild welcomes flu vaccine decision

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand has welcomed a decision by the Medical Officers of Health authorising qualified pharmacists to deliver the unsubsidised influenza vaccine to patients in Auckland, Bay of Plenty and the Waikato.

Number one killer needs Minister of Cancer - CANGO

CANGO, a consortium of eight major cancer NGOS, is calling for a Minister of Cancer to be appointed by the incoming government to stop New Zealand's number one killer, cancer.

NZ universities in global pneumonia study

NZ universities in global pneumonia study

Baltimore, USA - Pneumonia kills more children around the world than any other disease, but the last major effort to study the causes of childhood pneumonia across many countries was conducted in the 1980's.

Northland DHB appoints CEO

On behalf of the Northland District Health Board I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Nick Chamberlain as our new Chief Executive Officer. Nick will transition into the role during October and will commence formally on 24 October 2011.

Situation for workers in Fiji worsening

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) sends its support and solidarity to all the nurses and workers in Fiji. A recent decree devastates employment rights in Fiji and makes workers more vulnerable to abuse from employers and the military Government.

Corrections hailed for smoking ban success

Corrections Minister Judith Collins today congratulated Corrections Department staff for the successful implementation of a smoking ban across all prisons in New Zealand.

Normal business to resume in Canterbury health

After three days of disruptions caused by the polar blast which hit the country this week, health services across Canterbury are expected to return to normal tomorrow.

Hawke's Bay herds TB free

Hawke's Bay has received an all clear from the Animal Health Board (AHB) as there are now no herds infected with bovine tuberculosis in the region.

Timahanga Station off the Napier Taihape Road had the last herd to be given a clear status.

West Coast DHB exceeds surgery targets

More West Coasters than ever had surgery performed at the DHB during the last financial year.

This one of the key results that has become apparent and the figures from the 2010/11 financial year are processed.