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The Hits puts the rhythm into CPR

This week, The Hits are shining the spotlight on songs that have 104 beats per minute, the same rhythm to remember if you ever have to perform CPR.

UCOL leads the field with new medical imaging software

UCOL’s medical imaging technology students have access to the newest x-ray archiving technology before it reaches many New Zealand hospitals and radiology clinics.

Portable operating theatres key for NZ hospitals - Mobile Health

Mobile operating theatre units will soon significantly help struggling New Zealand hospitals during periods of high patient surgery demands, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says.

Health Budget 'a test of Govt's commitment to public health care'

"In a few days we will find out if the Government is prepared to let public health care funding slide even further or if it’s going to give our public hospitals the resources they actually need to look after the health of New Zealand’s communities," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the

$1.1b needed for health won't help those already missing out

The extra $1.1b required to maintain current health services won't help those already missing out, says health coalition.

The senior Doctors union and the Council of Trade Unions announced today that $1.1b is required to maintain current health services.

$2.3b health funding gap 'shows nurses' concern for patients is justified'

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for $2.3 billion to be put back into health funding at this year’s budget on Thursday. NZNO President Grant Brookes says the figure released today by the Council of Trade Unions shows the cumulative funding gap from 2008/2009 levels.

Vote Health 'needs $1.1b increase'

Operational health funding will need to increase by almost $1.1 billion in this year’s Budget. Of that, $721 million is needed just to maintain the current service.

Home support workers feeling the pressure of increasing workloads

The Public Service Association welcomes the publication of the 2016 Aged Care Workforce Survey, which provides practical insight into the challenges facing home support workers.

West Coast DHB funding deal makes no sense - CTU

"Pushing the West Coast DHB into an expensive public ‘private’ partnership to fund the new Buller hospital makes no economic sense", says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist, referring to a revelation by the Association of Senior Medical Specialists (ASMS) yesterday which showed that the hospital w

Ryman Managing Director stands down for health reasons

Ryman Healthcare Managing Director Simon Challies announced at today’s annual results briefing that he would be standing down on June 30 for health reasons.

Simon joined the company as CFO in 1999, and took over as Chief Executive in 2006 from Ryman co-founder Kevin Hickman.

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