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Radiology group in breach of health code after mising placenta position

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Pacific Radiology Group and a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to identify that a woman’s placenta was low-lying on a second trimeste

DHB found in breach of health code after failures relating to cardiac issues

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a district health board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the care of a woman with cardiac issues.

Canterbury DHB in breach of health code after woman's repeated trips to ED

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Canterbury DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a woman who was later diagnosed with strokes.

Four statistics to get the over 60s active

Recent statistics show that only 17%- of all 60+ year olds meet the recognised physical activity guidelines.

Smokers want nicotine removed from cigarettes - study

New Zealand smokers overwhelmingly support removing the nicotine from cigarettes to make them less addictive, a national survey has found.

Measles case confirmed in Canterbury

An infant in the Canterbury region has been confirmed as having measles.

Queenstown measles update 13 September

There have been no further confirmed measles cases in Queenstown today. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 20. Of the 20 total cases, 19 are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland.

What New Zealanders don't know about cancer

Annually, an estimated 750-900 people die from work-related health issues in New Zealand. Approximately 250 deaths are work-related lung cancers, 90 deaths are from asbestos-related mesothelioma, and 25 breast cancer deaths can be linked to the ill effects of shift work.

Measles case on Melbourne to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger infectious with measles who travelled home to New Zealand on a Jetstar flight from Melbourne. The person did not know they had measles at the time.

Plunket nurses vote in favour of landmark pay offer - NZNO

Plunket nurses, health workers and administrators voted on 12 September to accept a landmark pay offer. The Collective Agreement signed with Plunket covers 800 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), and is its largest single employer agreement.