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West Coast COVID-19 cases Sunday 24 April 2022


West Coast COVID-19 cases as at 9.27pm, 23 April 2022 - graphic attached (these are the latest figures available).

Report shows disabled people 'missed out in COVID response'

The Disability Commissioner’s new report (Inquiry into the Support of Disabled People and Whānau During Omicron) highlights failings in the COVID response for disabled people - communication has been confusing and difficult to access; COVID vaccinations and personal protective equipment (PPE

Local Doctors have more say in Localities - New Zealand Medical Association

"Establishing localities will begin to bridge the gaps between community, primary and secondary care and help ensure our health system better reflects community needs," New Zealand Medical Association Chair Dr Alistair Humphrey said today.

Ngati Toa proud to be leading health reforms for Porirua

Te RÅ«nanga o Toa Rangatira and te iwi o Ngāti Toa welcome the NZ Government’s announcement that Porirua is one of nine localities selected to begin new ways of delivering health services to our community.

Wairoa announced in first locality pilots of health reforms - Hawke's Bay DHB

Wairoa announced in first locality pilots of health reforms

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is delighted Wairoa has been named as one of the first locality planning networks as part of the upcoming health reforms which will take effect on 1 July 2022.

Hospital ED in its own emergency - Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB is asking the public to save the Emergency Departments (ED) at Taranaki Base and Hawera Hospital for Emergencies like accidents, serious pain and trauma this long weekend.

Tether CEO says the fight for Kiwi workplace health is 'far from over'

Covid made Kiwis aware of how their work environment impacts health, and while there have been some adjustments in behaviour, Government must take steps to make sure positive change not only sticks but endures.

Next Director-General must review vaping regs and role - CAPHRA

The attitude and actions of the next Director-General of Health will be key to New Zealand achieving Smokefree Aotearoa 2025, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).

Allied health workers vote to strike during May

Ten thousand PSA allied, public health, scientific and technical workers have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action in May. The essential DHB health workforce will ‘work to rule’ from 9 - 20 May and hold a 24-hour strike on 16 May.

New licence - great news for Kiwi cannabis patients - Helius

"The industry’s first licence renewal and expansion will enable Helius to produce New Zealand grown and made medicinal cannabis products - something Kiwi patients have been waiting for since the inception of the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme.