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Wairau Hospital Official Opening

Wairau Hospital Official Opening

The Minister of Health Tony Ryall will officially open Wairau Hospital on Saturday June 18.

The hospital was constructed in four stages from September 2008 to February 2011 with staff and departments relocated at different times to temporary premises while new facilities were built.

Latest Auckland Measles Outbreak Continues

Latest Auckland Measles Outbreak Continues

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed 17 cases of measles in what is the second large outbreak in Auckland this year, almost all in unimmunised people.

Closer To Home Dialysis For Waitemata And Auckland Residents

Closer To Home Dialysis For Waitemata And Auckland Residents

Health Minister Tony Ryall today opened a state of the art, $9.2 million Dialysis Centre at North Shore Hospital – enabling Waitemata renal patients to receive their care closer to home.

Assaults On Mental Health Workers Uncceptable - Union

Assaults On Mental Health Workers Uncceptable - Union

The PSA, the union for public sector workers, is concerned that not enough action is being taken by the Auckland District Health Board to prevent attacks on mental health workers.

Government Needs To Act To Stop Abuse Of The Elderly

Government Needs To Act To Stop Abuse Of The Elderly

The Government needs to act not just talk about respecting older New Zealanders, says Labour’s Aged Care spokesperson Steve Chadwick.

Cancer Patients Get Dedicated Service

A regional initiative launched today involving Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Lakes district health boards will result in an improved service for cancer patients undergoing treatment in Hamilton.

Health Information For Christchurch Residents

Health Information For Christchurch Residents


Boil or treat all water from taps and tankers before drinking, brushing teeth or using in food preparation.

$12m Fund To Test New Health Treatments

$12m Fund To Test New Health Treatments

The Government is delivering $12 million over four years to trial health innovations and new technologies that improve patient care.

Southland Agencies Work Together To Reduce Family Violence


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today between Plunket, Awarua Social and Health Services, and Invercargill Police will see more positive outcomes for children and their families.

Christchurch Organisations Must Support Their People

Christchurch Organisations Must Support Their People

By Dr Erica Seville, Co-leader of the Resilient Organisations Research Programme (www.resorgs.org.nz) at the University of Canterbury, for thr Science Media Centre: