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Eye Care Not In Sight For NZ Seniors

Two thirds of Kiwi seniors presenting for an eye test are wearing glasses with the wrong prescription and more than half have a serious eye condition that could cause blindness, according to new research.

Coleman: Measuring Mental Health Performance

Coleman: Measuring Mental Health Performance

Associate Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today welcomed the roll out of an initiative to improve the quality of mental health and addiction services.

Record Operation Numbers For Older New Zealanders

93,000 New Zealanders over 65 received the surgical operations they needed in 2009/10 - 10,500 more people than in 2007/2008. This includes elective and urgent acute surgery.

Northland DHB Delivers More Surgical Operations

Northland DHB Delivers More Surgical Operations

Over a thousand more Northland people received the surgical operations they needed in 2009/10 compared to the year before.

Waikids Launch At Waikato Hospital

Waikids Launch At Waikato Hospital

Waikato District Health Board will today celebrate the integration and launch of a new identity for all child and youth health services under the Waikids banner.

WaiKids is short for Waikato DHB Kids reflecting a region-wide service for children and youth.

Iwi Considers Setting Up Own Private Mortuary

Iwi Considers Setting Up Own Private Mortuary

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - A Bay of Plenty iwi says it will fight the closure of the autopsy room at Tauranga Hospital and set up its own private mortuary if it loses the battle.

Tauranga Autopsies Move To Rotorua, Hamilton

Tauranga Autopsies Move To Rotorua, Hamilton

Wellington Oct 13 NZPA - The closure of the mortuary room at Tauranga hospital means post-mortems from the city will be carried out in Rotorua and Hamilton, the Ministry of Justice says.

Doctor Guilty Of Disgraceful Conduct, Allowed To Practise

Doctor Guilty Of Disgraceful Conduct, Allowed To Practise

A Canterbury doctor who had sex with a teenage patient 25 years ago can continue practising and keep his name secret.

However, he has been censured by the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal which fined him the maximum $1,000.

Sentencing Of Auckland Mother And Daughter Convicted Of Making False Carer Support Claims

Sentencing Of Auckland Mother And Daughter Convicted Of Making False Carer Support Claims

Lonili Lauaki (also known as Lonely) and her mother Malia (also known as Maria) Lauaki were sentenced today in the Auckland District Court after defrauding the Ministry of Health of carer support payments, totalling $40,428.32.

Online Health Research Tool Launched

Online Health Research Tool Launched

The Centre for Public Health Research has launched a website to allow health workers, academics and the public to access health data such as causes of death, notifiable diseases, demographics and environmental health indicators.