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Wharaurau director seconded to help increase mental health workforce capacity nationally

Sue Dashfield, director of Werry Workforce Whāraurau, has been seconded to the Ministry of Health as programme director, Health Workforce, in the Mental Health and Addiction Directorate. During her secondment, Abigail Milnes will be acting director of Whāraurau.

Southern Cross Healthcare appoints new CEO

Southern Cross Healthcare has announced that longstanding CEO Terry Moore will retire and hand the reins to Chief Operating Officer Chris White, who will become Interim CEO from 1 October this year.

Mental health charity encourages Kiwis to light a candle this World Suicide Prevention Day

Mental health charity MATES in Construction is urging Kiwis to light a candle in their window at 8pm on September the 10th to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

NZNO members issue Provisional Improvement Notice to Auckland DHB

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is calling for Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) to urgently change its visitor guidelines to align with other DHBs.

Motiti island, Bay of Plenty COVID-19 vaccine rollout takes off

COVID-19 vaccines have gone airborne to reach residents of Mōtītī Island, a secluded island nine kilometres off the coast of Tauranga.

Partners open community vaccination centre in Tokoroa

South Waikato’s new COVID-19 community vaccination centre truly has community at its heart.

Changing weather heightens risk of stroke - AUT

Global warming not only produces hotter summers and extreme weather events but also colder winters, especially in more temperate zones. These changes affect human physiology and have the potential to acutely influence the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke.

New respiratory disease report 'highlights back-to-school asthma risk and inequity' for Pasifika and Maori

A new report on New Zealand’s respiratory health shows that huge inequity persists in terms of asthma and other respiratory disease.

Alert Level 2 at MidCentral - MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB will ease some visiting restrictions at its facilities as the DHB prepares to transition to Alert Level 2, as part of the national COVID-19 response to the Delta variant.

'Alarming! Lockdown forces more Kiwis back to cigarettes' - AVCA

New Zealand’s lockdown has seen many ex-smokers return to cigarettes. Stress or boredom are often to blame, but brand-new retail restrictions on vape products are also having a negative impact, says the country’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer group.