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Local charity 'smashes' fundraising target for youth mental health facility

Canterbury is a step closer to a new youth mental health outpatient facility, raising $315k in just six weeks through Māia Health Foundation’s Shine A Light appeal.

Researchers address inequities in diabetes treatment for Maori and Pacific people

University of Waikato researchers are undertaking a pivotal study into the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes as they try to improve health system factors that can lead to better prescribing of medication for Māori and Pacific patients.

MidCentral hits 90 percent double dose in time for holidays

MidCentral District Health Board has reached a significant milestone in the COVID-19 vaccination rollout with 90 percent of the general and Pasifika population of the rohe now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Zero Tolerance to those who threaten the Health and Safety of General Practice staff

General Practices throughout New Zealand are taking a Zero Tolerance approach to anyone who puts the safety of their staff at risk following increasing levels of verbal and physical abuse.

Preparing for Omicron in Te Tau Ihu - Te Puni Kokiri

"When Omicron hits, we will need to be ready to support our whānau in the community," says Dr Lorraine Eade, operations manager at Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust which covers the Nelson, Marlborough, and Tasman region.

West Coast’s health agencies working together to support Covid care in the Community

West Coast DHB’s Director of Allied Health, Scientific and Technical, Jane George, said that an all of health system approach has been taken to ensure that the necessary systems and processes are in place to enable us to provide clinical and welfare support to anyone with COVID-19 on the West C

Doctors: It’s better to be busy with boosters - New Zealand Medical Association

Doctors would rather be busy delivering boosters than busy dealing with Covid this summer, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner Council, Dr Vanessa Weenink.

'Helping Kiwis breathe easy, this Christmas and beyond'

As we head into the festive season after a long and challenging year, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is encouraging Kiwis to stay safe and look after their respiratory health this summer.

New health leaders must focus on improving staffing and valuing workers

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says being a better employer and addressing critical staffing shortages must be at the top of the agenda for the country’s new health leaders.

Significant investment in cybersecurity - Ministry of Health

Up to $75.7 million, from Budget allocations, will be invested over 3 years to increase the resilience of data and digital systems in the face of increasing cybersecurity risks.