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Elderly Woman Dies Of Legionnaires' Disease

Elderly Woman Dies Of Legionnaires' Disease

Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - Health officials are attempting to find the source of the legionnaires' disease that killed a north Canterbury rest home resident.

Recent Measles Cases In Auckland Prompt Reminder To Get Immunised

Recent Measles Cases In Auckland Prompt Reminder To Get Immunised

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is expecting more measles cases after two apparently unconnected cases in two families were confirmed in the Auckland region.

Wellington Swine Flu Patient Dies

Wellington Swine Flu Patient Dies

On Sunday morning, August 8, a 38 year old Wellington man, who tested positive for H1N1 pandemic influenza (swine flu), sadly died in Wellington Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

Hearing Screening For Babies In Place, Ryall Says

Hearing Screening For Babies In Place, Ryall Says

Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - The national newborn hearing screening programme is now in place in all 20 district health boards and it is expected that babies born with a significant hearing loss will be identified, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Newborn Hearing Screening Rolled Out To All DHBs

Newborn Hearing Screening Rolled Out To All DHBs

The national newborn hearing screening programme is now in place in all 20 District Health Boards, and it is expected that around ten babies a month born with a significant hearing loss will be identified, Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced.

New Director Of Clinical Units Appointed For Waikato

New Director Of Clinical Units Appointed For Waikato

Dr Phil Wood has this week stepped into a key medical leadership role for Waikato District Health Board, heading Waikato Hospital's clinical units.

Up-To-Date Health Files Being Placed In The Hands Of Patients

Up-To-Date Health Files Being Placed In The Hands Of Patients

New Zealanders are being encouraged to sign-up for online access to their medical files and take ownership of their own health records.

St John Rejects Union Request For Stab-Proof Vests

St John Rejects Union Request For Stab-Proof Vests

Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - St John Ambulance has refused a request for officers to be issued with stab-proof vests.

Govt To Wait For Panel Over South Island Neurosurgery

Govt To Wait For Panel Over South Island Neurosurgery

By Kate Chapman of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - The Government will wait to see what an expert panel decides for neurological services in the South Island rather than interfering, Prime Minister John Key says.

Changes, Not Cuts In Health Sector - Key

Changes, Not Cuts In Health Sector - Key

By Kate Chapman of NZPA

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is defending the Government's handling of funding in the health sector saying it had made changes, not cuts.