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Appeal for urgent quarantine facility inquiry - Sir Ray Avery

Pharmaceutical scientist Sir Ray Avery is calling for an urgent independent commission of inquiry into the management of New Zealand’s covid quarantine facilities.

Te Reo Asthma Shows educate tamariki this Maori Language Week

As part of Māori Language Week, Te Hā Ora - Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - Maori Language Commission are bringing Heremana Te Kōpūtōtara (Sailor the Pufferfish) asthma shows to schools in Wellington.

Dementia: the curve we can’t flatten - Dementia NZ

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), dementia is the next big health and social crisis the world will have to face after COVID-19, with numbers set to soar in the coming years.

'Te Reo Asthma Shows educate tamariki this Maori Language Week'

As part of Māori Language Week, Te Hā Ora - Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - Maori Language Commission are bringing Heremana Te Kōpūtōtara (Sailor the Pufferfish) asthma shows to schools in Wellington.

Drive through Covid-19 community testing in Lake Tekapo

The South Canterbury DHB will be carrying out community surveillance testing of asymptomatic (healthy) people this week in Lake Tekapo.

NZ woman raising vital funds for cancer research

72-year-old New Zealand cancer survivor walking towards a cure

A 72-year-old New Zealand woman has captured the hearts of the town of Russell in the Bay of Islands, walking her way to better health and raising money for cancer research.

'Rapid ESR genome sequencing assists in crucial Covid-19 case investigation'

ESR genome sequencing shows its worth in the investigation of the health care worker at a quarantine facility.

Delayed diagnosis of breast cancer - Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for missing an opportunity to diagnose breast cancer.

Hospital's care of woman with pressure injuries - Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care it provided to a woman who developed pressure injuries in hospital.

Rest home care provided to elderly woman - Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home and a nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failings in the care provided to an elderly rest home resident.