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Explore pleased to be part of Piki youth mental health pilot

Explore Specialist Advice (Explore) is proud to be a partner in the Piki pilot, which was announced today and will offer free mental health support to thousands of 18-25 year olds across Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Patience of DHB admin workers around NZ has worn out - PSA

Nationwide Stop Work meetings held for DHB Administration workers across all 20 District Health Boards today have delivered a loud and clear message that their patience with repeatedly delayed timelines for bargaining settlements for improved pay and conditions has worn out.

Care around the clock to continue throughout strikes - CDHB

With the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association 48 hour strike action starting tomorrow at 8am, Canterbury District Health Board is reminding people that they can help take the pressure off emergency services by always making their general practice team the first port of call for their healt

Systemic effort needed to flip script for people with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities continue to be left behind going into 2019, begging the question - how long do they and their families and whānau have to wait for longstanding and serious issues to be resolved?

Co-ordination of care of woman with mental health and addiction issues

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the care provided to a woman with mental health and addiction issues.

Mapping immune responses one cell at a time

New research tracking the journey of pathogens through the body has highlighted differences in the immune system’s response to allergens and bacterial or fungal infections that could offer potential new avenues for treatment.

No time for complacency in fight against HIV - MoH

New Zealand is continuing its work in the global fight to stop the spread of HIV transmissions.

Christchurch-based Endometriosis NZ gains world recognition

Endometriosis New Zealand’s me programme has gained international recognition from the World Endometriosis Society (WES) by being selected as the preferred world educational activity in schools to promote early recognition of endometriosis symptoms and encourage timely intervention.

Crutches amnesty issued at Tauranga Hospital

Tauranga Hospital is running a crutches amnesty after spending $500 a week replacing those not returned by patients.

The amnesty is being run by the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) after those loaned to injured patients were not brought back following recovery.

Tamariki at the centre of new Smokefree Cars bill

In a long awaited announcement today, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa, stated that a new law would be passed to ban smoking in cars carrying children.