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"Southern Health Bosses Need To Pull Fingers Out Over Dunedin Hospital Emergency Department"

"Health bosses at the Southern District Health Board need to pull their fingers out over waiting times at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

Fabricell Donation Welcomed

Canterbury District Health Board has welcomed a donation of free medical and safety products.

Nick Walls Goes Home

The accountant trapped for 10 hours in the collapsed Pyne Gould Corporation building after the February 22 magnitude 6.3 earthquake, walked out of Christchurch Hospital yesterday.

Government's Response On Synthetic Cannabis "Weak"

Government's Response On Synthetic Cannabis "Weak"

"Extremely weak" is how Dick Quax describes the government's response, announced yesterday, that it is restricting the sale of synthetic cannabis products to people 18 years and over.

Engineering Students Win Design Awards To Improve Glucose Control In ICU Patients

Engineering Students Win Design Awards To Improve Glucose Control In ICU Patients

Collaboration between Christchurch Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) and Canterbury University's Department of Mechanical Engineering students has resulted in a prestigious award.

Fewer In Core Administration, More On Frontline

Fewer In Core Administration, More On Frontline

Minister of State Services Tony Ryall has today released the fourth six-monthly update on the government's cap on core government administration numbers.

NZMA Endorses Health Benefits Of Work Statement

NZMA Endorses Health Benefits Of Work Statement

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) has endorsed an Australasian consensus statement, released today, which seeks to promote the health benefits of work to improve the welfare of individuals, families and communities.

New Waikato Mobile Dental Clinic Heads South To Christchurch To Help Out

New Waikato Mobile Dental Clinic Heads South To Christchurch To Help Out

One of Waikato District Health Board's nine mobile dental clinics heads south to Christchurch later this week for three months to provide cover while repairs resulting from last month's earthquake are made to Canterbury DHB's hospital dental department.

Healthscope To Market Pacific Edge Novel Diagnostic

Healthscope To Market Pacific Edge Novel Diagnostic

Pacific Edge Limited and leading Australian health care provider Healthscope Limited have signed an agreement to market Pacific Edge's (PE) novel diagnostic test for the detection of bladder cancer, Cxbladder® across the Tasman.

Proposal To Cut Doctor Staffing Based On "Non-Existent Review"

Proposal To Cut Doctor Staffing Based On "Non-Existent Review"

"The proposal to cut senior doctor staffing at Queenstown's Lakes District Hospital by 25% is based on a non-existent review," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.