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New staff exercise room opens at Waitakere Hospital

Former long-distance champion runner Allison Roe was guest speaker during the opening of a new staff exercise room at the Waitakere Hospital site in west Auckland this morning.

Top line-up for National Rural Health Conference

Dr Peter Moodie, Dr Robyn Toomath, Dr Eric Crampton, mental health campaigner Matt Shirtcliff, former All Black Norm Hewitt, and clean water campaigner Marnie Prickett are amongst the line-up of keynote speakers at this year’s National Rural Health Conference in Wellington.

New measles case confirmed in Auckland

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms.

The infected person visited several public places before they were diagnosed.

NZ's unmet health needs "appalling, but not surprising" - PSA

200 life-sized cut-outs of missing health workers are being erected today to raise awareness about unmet need and underfunding at:

- 12:00 - 12:30 - Botany Superclinic, 260 Botany Rd, Golflands, Auckland

- 16:30 - 18:30 - Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland

Dunedin Hospital campaign launch

Rebuilding Dunedin Hospital as a top flight teaching hospital in the central city is absolutely essential for Dunedin’s future.

Warning removed for algal bloom in Cust River near Skewbridge Road

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its potentially toxic cyanobacteria (algal) bloom health warning issued on the Cust River near Skewbridge Road.

New research findings 'paint damming picture of unmet health need'

New research findings published in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal paint a damning picture of the level of unmet health need in this country, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

NZDSN not surprised at IHC decisions

While NZDSN has no specific comment to make about IHC’s recent actions it is important to highlight that many disability service providers are having to be realistic about how they can maintain quality services and ensure long term financial viability in the face of longstanding pricing and fun

Managing tuberculosis with your smart phone

Public health nurse Carolyn Pye is celebrating world TB day this Friday with two awards under her arm after her project team won accolades for using digital devices to manage the disease.

New policy for major trauma patients

Transporting patients with severe injuries directly to the most appropriate hospital whenever it is feasible and safe to do so is the objective behind a Major Trauma policy launched today by St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and the National Major Trauma Clinical Network.

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