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Canterbury Offers Free GP Care Until Tomorrow Night

Canterbury Offers Free GP Care Until Tomorrow Night

Canterbury residents with urgent medical needs can visit a GP free of charge until tomorrow night. It's important you phone your own GP first - if they're not open a nurse will answer the call and direct you to the nearest GP practice that's open.

More Parking For Waikato Hospital

More parking and easier access to the Emergency Department is on the cards for Waikato Hospital with a second carpark building (pictured right) to open later this year on Pembroke Street.

Too Soon To Say How Many Injured In Quake - Carter

Too Soon To Say How Many Injured In Quake - Carter

By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA

A significant number of people were badly injured in yesterday's Christchurch earthquake tragedy, but it is still too soon to say how many, Civil Defence Minister John Carter says.

New Class Of Anticancer 'Stealth' Drug Proceeds To Clinical Development

The first of an exciting new class of anti-cancer drugs designed in New Zealand will proceed to clinical development in the United States, following the announcement today of a deal between Proacta Incorporated and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (Tokyo).

Earthquake Support Available Now

An extensive earthquake trauma and recovery support webpage for families and friends, and those caring for them, including support professionals and employers, managers and colleagues, has been set up by Skylight at www.skylight.org.nz .

Thames GPs Change Shifts In ED

GPs working in Thames Hospital's Emergency Department on Saturdays will change to work the afternoon shift from this weekend.

The three-month pilot aimed at reducing the after hours demand on GPs and assisting with the increasing ED workload has now reached the halfway point.

Nelson Hospital Expect First Quake Patients To Arrive This Afternoon

Nelson Hospital Expect First Quake Patients To Arrive This Afternoon

Nelson Hospital is expecting the first patients from Canterbury to arrive this afternoon.

There have been 100 Aged Residential Care beds identified across the Nelson Marlborough district for Christchurch residents affected by the earthquake.

Maintaining Your Wellbeing In The Face Of Disaster

Maintaining Your Wellbeing In The Face Of Disaster

The Mental Health Foundation has adapted its "winning ways to wellbeing" model to aid people in Christchurch to cope in the aftermath of the 6.3 earthquake that devastated the city yesterday.

People Throughout New Zealand Desperate To Talk, Says Lifeline

People Throughout New Zealand Desperate To Talk, Says Lifeline

Lifeline Aotearoa has noticed a surge in phonecalls from people throughout New Zealand, who just need someone to talk to, says Lifeline Aotearoa CEO Jo Denvir.

Relationship Services Responds To Quake

Relationship Services Responds To Quake

Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga is deeply distressed about the situation regarding its staff who were on the fifth floor of the CTV building at the time of yesterday's earthquake, Chief Executive Jeff Sanders says.