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Tauranga Hospital Closes Autopsy Room

Tauranga Hospital Closes Autopsy Room

Auckland, Oct 9 NZPA - Autopsies will no longer carried out at Tauranga Hospital after the Ministry of Justice failed to organise a new service, says the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

Media Briefing: Autopsy Services Cease From Tauranga Hospital Facility

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been responsible for coronial post mortems since 1858 and this includes responsibility to ensure that post mortems are conducted in a specialised environment to reduce the increased health risks pathologists and mortuary attendants are exposed to from this aspect

Delays By Ministry Of Justice Results In Autopsy Room Closure

CEO of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board Phil Cammish said today that the failure by Ministry of Justice officials to complete the agreed actions from a hui held in January this year, has necessitated the closure of the autopsy room at Tauranga Hospital.

Medsafe Warns Against Miracle Mineral Solution

Medsafe Warns Against Miracle Mineral Solution

 Consumers are being warned not to take Miracle Mineral Solution products, also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS).

Mental Health Problems Significantly Higher In People With Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer Respiratory Illness

Mental Health Problems Significantly Higher In People With Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer Respiratory Illness

Better integration of mental health and primary care services is needed to help treat and reduce mental health problems and improve health outcomes generally, says Professor Max Abbott, Dean of AUT University's Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.

Delays By Ministry Of Justice Results In Autopsy Room Closure

Delays By Ministry Of Justice Results In Autopsy Room Closure

CEO of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board Phil Cammish said today that the failure by Ministry of Justice officials to complete the agreed actions from a hui held in January this year, has necessitated the closure of the autopsy room at Tauranga Hospital.

Te Puna Oranga Restructure Boosts Frontline Services

Te Puna Oranga Restructure Boosts Frontline Services

Waikato District Health Board's Maori health unit, Te Puna Oranga, will undergo a restructure to boost its frontline services.

Smoking Should Be Phased Out - Researchers

Smoking Should Be Phased Out - Researchers

The Government should begin phasing out cigarette sales "for a more predictable and faster end to smoking", Otago University researchers say.

NZ TB Study Highlights Immune Response In Lungs

NZ TB Study Highlights Immune Response In Lungs

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - New Zealand scientists with special expertise in human immune systems say recent research indicates the key to tackling the deadly disease tuberculosis may lie in understanding how the immune system responds to it.

Rural Academic General Practice Opening

Rural Academic General Practice Opening

Prime Minister John Key reaffirmed the Government's commitment to the training of medical staff at yesterday's opening of the Rural Academic General Practice at Grey Base Hospital.