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Bay of Plenty achieves 90 percent first dose milestone - BOPDHB

The Bay of Plenty district has reached the 90 percent first dose COVID-19 vaccination target, but the district health board says the job is not finished yet.

'NZNO protests cancelled after DHBs agree to pre-Christmas pay outs'

Member-led protest action by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at three district health board (DHB) head offices, planned for today, has been called off.

Today is GivingTuesday!

After the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday the 30th of November, is quite simply a day that encourages people to do good.

Health workers to march on DHB corporate offices in protest - NZNO

Nurses and other health workers who are NZNO members will be holding demonstrations outside the corporate offices of Waikato, Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards (DHBs) on Tuesday 30 November to protest their failure to meet pay deadlines agreed to under the recently ratified NZNO/DH

Occupational therapist 'fails to maintain professional boundaries'

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding an occupational therapist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to maintain professional boundaries.

Woman's tumour 'undetected by radiologist and DHB staff'

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to identify a pancreatic tumour on a woman’s CT scan.

Hoteliers 'give hard-working health workers a restful break'

Health workers who have been at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic are being treated to free hotel mini-breaks, thanks to Hotel Council Aotearoa (HCA).

Covid-19 - 'to vaccinate or not to vaccinate: for pwME'

The government mandate stipulates that certain industries require vaccination in order to retain employment.

Fire and Emergency 'is keeping communities safe'

Fire and Emergency is, and always will be, committed to keeping our communities safe.

Solving airflow may help protect against Covid-19 - Tether

What makes people fearful of COVID-19 is that it is invisible, but with the right tools people can monitor the invisible and assess the Covid risk that a room, classroom and building may pose.