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Worse outcomes after stroke for rural New Zealanders and Maori researchers find

New Zealanders who live outside the major urban centres are significantly more likely to experience adverse long-term health outcomes after a stroke than those managed in urban hospitals, research from the University of Otago, Wellington has found.

Alcohol and methamphetamine harm in NZ EDs - survey

The results of a new survey released by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM; the College) provide new insights into the burden of alcohol and methamphetamine harm in Aotearoa New Zealand’s emergency departments (EDs) during the busy summer period.

Healthcare careers expos a hit with Taranaki students - DHB

In light of the cancellation of the Taranaki Careers Expo 2020, the Recruitment Team at Taranaki District Health Board (DHB) took matters into their own hands and held healthcare careers expo at both Taranaki Base and Hāwera hospitals recently.

Preliminary findings show arthritis drug effective in treating Covid patients - HRC

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 who are given a drug that reduces inflammation by modifying the immune system require less time receiving intensive care treatment, an international study has found.

Wintec responds to growing need for more mental health and addiction practitioners

Wintec is responding to the demand for culturally responsive mental health and addictions support roles with a new postgraduate qualification that is a first in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Children’s day out - Child Health wards make the move to Waipapa

It was children's day out today as our Child Health wards and services, now known collectively as ‘Matatiki’, moved into their new spaces in Waipapa.

South Australia COVID lockdown; no impact on scheme - Abano Healthcare

Listed dental provider, Abano Healthcare Group Limited (NZX: ABA) advises that, following the six day mandatory state wide lockdown announcement by the State Premier of South Australia, Maven’s eight dental practices located within the state will be closed for the next six days.

Multisensory Snoezelen room opens at Wilson Centre

A new multisensory Snoezelen room to support children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing has opened at the Child Rehabilitation Service, based at the Wilson Centre in Takapuna.

What does community-focused palliative care look like? - Massey

Researchers from Massey University have received funding to investigate what a community-focused palliative care service model could look like in New Zealand.

2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation - Ministry of Health

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, both detected in recent returnees in managed isolation. There are no new community cases.

Of these recent returnees: