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Toiora Whanau Ora Centres Launched

Toiora Whanau Ora Centres Launched

Two Whanau Ora Centres were launched today in the Waikato by the Hon. Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health, as part of the Government's new primary health care programme.

Gaps In Vitamin D Knowledge A Concern

Gaps In Vitamin D Knowledge A Concern

A survey of more than 9000 New Zealand mothers has exposed gaps in knowledge about vitamin D's role in health that researchers describe as worrying.

Warning From DHB Of Potential Phone Scam

Warning From DHB Of Potential Phone Scam

Waikato District Health Board is aware of a potential phone scam relating to Thames Hospital.

Burwood Spinal Patients Benefiting From New High-Tech Cycle

Burwood Spinal Patients Benefiting From New High-Tech Cycle

Patients at Burwood Hospital's spinal unit are benefiting from a new high-tech cycle which not only helps them get fitter and stronger but also recover as much as possible from their injuries - thanks to the generosity of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU) Foundation Board.

Truckloads Of Concrete Draws Hospital Crowds

Truckloads Of Concrete Draws Hospital Crowds

The region's biggest hospital building project hit a milestone today with a giant concrete pour.

Work on Waikato Hospital's five-level Meade Clinical Centre began in late 2009. It will open in three stages from early 2012.

Treasury Report Prompts Call For Removal Of FBT On Employer-Subsidised Health Insurance

Treasury Report Prompts Call For Removal Of FBT On Employer-Subsidised Health Insurance

The Health Funds Association has welcomed Treasury's report on the costs of ill-health in New Zealand, saying it draws attention to the potential productivity gains from improving the health of our workforce.

Primary Care Event Reporting A Matter Of Time

Wednesday 17 November 2010, 2:36pm Serious and sentinel events in primary care won't be included in next year's Health Quality and Safety Commission report, but possibly in reports a year or two after that, it was announced today.

Enough Staff Key To Preventing Serious And Sentinel Events

Enough Staff Key To Preventing Serious And Sentinel Events

The Serious and Sentinel Events Report released today (November 17) demonstrates, yet again, that having enough appropriately skilled staff to provide safe care, is crucial in preventing patients dying or suffering a serious disability while in hospital, according to the

Preventable Deaths Not A "League Table" For Hospitals

Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Patients should not use the latest toll of preventable deaths in the nation's hospitals as a league table to judge the safety of individual district health boards, the head of the national health q

Nurse Practitioner Appointed

Nurse Practitioner Appointed

Canadian Nurse Practitioner Friederike von Aweyden has been appointed to the newly created position of Nurse Practitioner at the Rural Academic General Practice at Grey Base Hospital.