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New Covid health and safety training 'needed to improve compliance'

Covid-19 induced changes to workplace protocols meant to keep people safe - particularly in construction where working from home isn’t an option - will be handicapped by low adoption until formal training makes Covid compliance part of the workplace mindset and culture.

The team of 4000: The backroom of the weary Covid-19 testing response - NZIMLS

There have been concerns raised over the past few weeks about the turnaround times for COVID PCR tests in our northern diagnostic laboratories.

Breast cancer campaigner mourned

Moe mai ra Wiki Mulholland, wahine toa arohaina - Sleep peacefully Wiki Mulholland, much loved warrior woman

Hawke's Bay DHB notifies community Covid-19 case

Hawke’s Bay DHB was notified last night (Saturday, 27 November) of a community COVID-19 case in Hastings.

Booster vaccinations start

Booster vaccinations will be available throughout Aotearoa from Monday.

ProCare welcomes new ban on smoking in cars

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, is today welcoming the legislation that comes into effect which makes it illegal for anyone to smoke in a car (be it stationary or moving) with people under the age of 18.

Covid-19 testing stood up in Kawerau

Kawerau District Council confirms that a Kawerau resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first case in the current outbreak from Kawerau.

Dr Jane Thomas: Pharmac's first female, Maori Chair of expert advisory committee

Pharmac’s Chief Executive Sarah Fitt has announced today the appointment of Dr Jane Thomas as Pharmac’s new Chair of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).

Southern Cross Healthcare Interim CEO comments on vax status required

Statement to be attributed to Chris White, Interim CEO, Southern Cross Healthcare

Hawke's Bay gardeners warned over risk of Legionnaires' with two cases reported

Hawke’s Bay gardeners are urged to take care with potting mix and compost following two people in recent weeks reported with Legionnaires’ disease in Hawke’s Bay.