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Supporting GPs during the Omicron outbreak - Waikato DHB

GPs have been supporting around 15% more patients each day during the Omicron outbreak with new systems in place to help ensure patients are prioritised in line with their clinical need.

Radiation oncology facility construction underway

Crown funding has been approved to build a radiation oncology facility at Whangarei Hospital. The new facility will expand the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre (JCCTC).

Mental health and addiction community workforce 'side-lined' by DHB nurses pay equity deal

Community-based mental health, addiction support workers and clinical staff are struggling to understand why they won’t be receiving the same pay rise as their DHB Nursing and mental health assistant counterparts.

Initiative 'helping offer new opportunities' for Maori and Pasifika healthcare workers

Over the past year, Aotearoa has been through a vaccination drive like never before.

Lived experience leads to national platform and award recognition - Northland DHB

Jason Haitana has a compelling story to share, and he’s not afraid to share it.

Annabelle White invites Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May

Much-loved food personality Annabelle White is encouraging people to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast to support Kiwi women affected by breast cancer.

Allied health workers to vote on strike action - Public Service Association

At a two-hour paid union meeting this afternoon, Allied health workers decided to ballot members on whether to take strike action to progress their claim for a decent offer from DHBs.

NZNO initiates legal review of Pay Equity settlement and process

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says it will initiate a full legal review of the Pay Equity settlement agreement that was presented to NZNO and PSA members on Friday 8 April, and the process leading up to it.

Report highlights importance of clear info and consent before undertaking procedures

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner, Dr Vanessa Caldwell, today released a report finding a GP in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to obtain informed consent and provide care with reasonable care and skill.

Organic medicinal cannabis a huge opportunity for NZ - Helius Therapeutics

"New Zealand organically grown and manufactured medicinal cannabis products will be in huge demand internationally, taking the country’s newest industry to a whole new level in the future," says Carmen Doran, chief executive of Helius Therapeutics.