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Workforce focus in Health and Disability Review pleases doctors

A focus on workforce in the Health and Disability System Review has been welcomed by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), but it cautions against any unsettling industrial changes.

Postcode lottery for weight loss surgery - research

A ‘postcode lottery’ is denying people with obesity access to weight loss surgery through the public health system in some parts of Aotearoa New Zealand, researchers say.

NZer given less than six months to live survives seven more years

When prognosis is wrong: New Zealander given less than six months to live survives seven more years - latest #DefendNZ documentary tells his story

DHBs call for cool heads

District Health Boards say the planned five-day strike by some Resident Medical Officers is not necessary, uncalled for and disproportionate when there’s a process underway to find a settlement.

Five cases of measles in the Bay of Plenty region

There have now been five cases of measles in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month. "This most recent case does not appear to be linked to the group of cases related to the Mount Maunganui area," says Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora Public Health.

Most services returning to Christchurch Outpatients building from Monday

Statement from David Meates, Chief Executive, Canterbury District Health Board

'New Report on Maternity finds drop in teenage pregnancies'

The latest Report on Maternity has been released, showing the rate of teenage pregnancies has halved in the past decade.

Every year the data, produced by the Ministry of Health, provides health statistics about women giving birth around the country.

Wellingtonians encouraged to walk for orthopaedic research

People who have had hip or knee replacements, other orthopaedic surgery, or just fancy meeting new people and getting a bit of exercise are encouraged to attend Wellington’s Walk for Wishbone.

Thank you Waikato senior medical staff for generous donation to Hospital

Waikato senior medical staff continue to add to the Waikato Hospital art collection and have gifted a beautiful black and white photograph (silver gelatin print) by artist Dr Fiona Pardington called ‘Tui Nest’ for our patients, public and staff to enjoy.

Venues across NZ lighting up red for World Haemophilia Day

Multiple venues in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Rotorua, and Palmerston Nth are lighting up red in support of World Haemophilia Day this Wednesday, April 17.