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Dunedin Health March Attracts Thousands Ahead Of Review

Dunedin Health March Attracts Thousands Ahead Of Review

Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Thousands of people marched through central Dunedin today in a protest about the potential loss of neurosurgery services from the region, ahead of a report to the Health Minister this year.

Strategic Lifecycle Management Key To Big Brand Survival In Shrinking Antihormanal Cancer Market

Strategic Lifecycle Management Key To Big Brand Survival In Shrinking Antihormanal Cancer Market

Strategic lifecycle management has become a critical issue for pharmaceutical companies in the antihormanal cancer market, which has traditionally been dominated by a few key brands, suggests independent market analyst Datamonitor.

DHB Chief Leaves Over Cost Cuts

DHB Chief Leaves Over Cost Cuts

Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - The departure of Capital Coast District Health Board (DHB) chief executive Ken Whelan because of pressure to cut costs will not be the last, Labour MP Ruth Dyson says.

Wellington Health Boss To Quit Debt-laden DHB

Wellington Health Boss To Quit Debt-laden DHB

Wellington, Aug 5 NZPA - The chief executive of the heavily indebted Capital and Coast District Health Board, Ken Whelan, is quitting in September after nearly two-and-a-half years in the job.

DHBs Get Tough With Striking Medical Laboratory Workers

DHBs Get Tough With Striking Medical Laboratory Workers

Auckland, Aug 5 NZPA - Auckland's three metropolitan District Health Boards today announced a move to suspend striking hospital medical laboratory workers while industrial action continues.

Increasing Influenza Activity

Increasing Influenza Activity

Influenza activity is beginning to increase significantly and this is reflected in the graph below showing the rates of influenza-like illness in the community.

Wellington Health Boss Quits

Wellington Health Boss Quits

Wellington, Aug 5 NZPA - The chief executive of the Capital & Coast District Health Board, Ken Whelan, has quit after nearly two and a half years.

Medical Advice For West Coasters

A new procedure for West Coasters needing medical advice has been launched by the West Coast District Health Board and the West Coast Primary Health Organisation.

In an accident or medical emergency where life or limbs may be at risk people should phone 111 and request an ambulance.

Call Your Local Medical Centre Early If You Have The Flu - West Coast Doctors

Call Your Local Medical Centre Early If You Have The Flu - West Coast Doctors

Although Swine H1N1 Influenza is not yet present in West Coast communities, local doctors are urging people who think they may have the flu to call their general practice or rural nurse clinic promptly, so that antiviral medicines can be prescribed if necessary.

Ministry Of Health Appoints Chief Dental Officer - Dr Robyn Haisman

Deputy Director-General of Sector Capability and Implementation, Margie Apa, today announced the appointment of Dr Robyn Haisman to the position of chief dental officer for the Ministry of Health.