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Up To 200 Elderly Residents To Be Moved

Up To 200 Elderly Residents To Be Moved

By Paloma Migone of NZPA

Wellington, Feb 24 NZPA - Up to 200 elderly residents are being moved from Christchurch today following Tuesday's massive earthquake.

Health Minister Tony Ryall told NZPA many rest home residents needed new accommodation as centres are uninhabitable.

Alcohol Select Committee Begins With Alcohol Action NZ

Alcohol Select Committee Begins With Alcohol Action NZ

The Select Committee overseeing the Alcohol Reform Bill has opted to begin its oral submissions by allocating a full hour to Alcohol Action.

ADHB 5.45pm Update - Christchurch Earthquake

ADHB 5.45pm Update - Christchurch Earthquake

Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has provided a range of support to Canterbury today in response to the earthquake tragedy.

Canterbury Offers Free GP Care Until Tomorrow Night

Canterbury Offers Free GP Care Until Tomorrow Night

Canterbury residents with urgent medical needs can visit a GP free of charge until tomorrow night. It's important you phone your own GP first - if they're not open a nurse will answer the call and direct you to the nearest GP practice that's open.

More Parking For Waikato Hospital

More parking and easier access to the Emergency Department is on the cards for Waikato Hospital with a second carpark building (pictured right) to open later this year on Pembroke Street.

Too Soon To Say How Many Injured In Quake - Carter

Too Soon To Say How Many Injured In Quake - Carter

By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA

A significant number of people were badly injured in yesterday's Christchurch earthquake tragedy, but it is still too soon to say how many, Civil Defence Minister John Carter says.

New Class Of Anticancer 'Stealth' Drug Proceeds To Clinical Development

The first of an exciting new class of anti-cancer drugs designed in New Zealand will proceed to clinical development in the United States, following the announcement today of a deal between Proacta Incorporated and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (Tokyo).

Earthquake Support Available Now

An extensive earthquake trauma and recovery support webpage for families and friends, and those caring for them, including support professionals and employers, managers and colleagues, has been set up by Skylight at www.skylight.org.nz .

Thames GPs Change Shifts In ED

GPs working in Thames Hospital's Emergency Department on Saturdays will change to work the afternoon shift from this weekend.

The three-month pilot aimed at reducing the after hours demand on GPs and assisting with the increasing ED workload has now reached the halfway point.

Nelson Hospital Expect First Quake Patients To Arrive This Afternoon

Nelson Hospital Expect First Quake Patients To Arrive This Afternoon

Nelson Hospital is expecting the first patients from Canterbury to arrive this afternoon.

There have been 100 Aged Residential Care beds identified across the Nelson Marlborough district for Christchurch residents affected by the earthquake.