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Take The Pressure Down

St John is encouraging people to have their blood pressure checked for free on Saturday 14 May*. See www.stroke.org.nz for location details.

NZ Should Follow Scots Alcohol Pricing Lead

NZ Should Follow Scots Alcohol Pricing Lead

Scotland has got serious about reducing alcohol harm: but when will NZ be?

Northland DHB Chief Executive Resigns

Northland DHB Chief Executive Resigns

"It is with regret that I announce that Karen Roach, chief executive, Northland District Health Board for the past five years has today informed the Board of her resignation to take effect at the end of October this year", said Tony Norman, chair of the Northland District Health Board.<

Midwives Walk For Mums And Babies

Midwives Walk For Mums And Babies

Canterbury and West Coast midwives have this week been raising awareness and funds to tackle global inequalities in maternal and newborn health.

NZMA Welcomes Extra Maternity Care Funding

NZMA Welcomes Extra Maternity Care Funding

The Government's announcement that there will be an extra $33 million towards maternity funding, over four years, has been welcomed by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) which says it will assist in improving the safety and quality of maternity services.

Call Ambulance Sooner For Asthma Attacks

St John, which provides ambulance services to 90 percent of New Zealanders, has put its support behind the Asthma Foundation's work to reduce dangerous asthma attacks.

ED In Push To Help Patients Quit Smoking

ED In Push To Help Patients Quit Smoking

Waikato Hospital's emergency department may be a busy place but that hasn't stopped staff helping the DHB achieve two of the tougher health targets.

The shorter stays in ED and better help for smokers to quit are health targets which have proven tough to nail.

Commissioner Welcomes Extra Maternity Funding

Children's Commissioner John Angus says the Government's announcement today of an additional $33.2 million for maternity services is excellent news for children and a good investment for New Zealand.

Immunisation Rates For Maori Increase With Practice-patient Text Messaging System In Bay Of Plenty

Immunisation rates and other healthcare outcomes are improving for Maori enrolled in Te Manu Toroa Trust's GP clinics in the Bay of Plenty with the introduction of TXT2Remind a practice-patient text messaging system which delivers appointment reminders, immunisation and screening reminders, healt

Resident Doctors Negotiation Settled

Resident Doctors Negotiation Settled

District Health Boards are pleased to announce that they have a formally settled with the Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) (sometimes referred to as 'junior' Doctors).