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Systemic deficiencies in Counties Manukau DHB's post-op care following C-section - HDC

Deputy Commissioner, Rose Wall has made recommendations to a District Health Board (DHB) to improve its obstetrics and gynaecology services following care provided to a woman after the birth of her baby by Caesarean section.

Family Planning and ASMS 'fully behind fully integrated abortion care in NZ'

Family Planning and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - Toi Mata Hauora say if one thing can be learned from the overturning of Roe v Wade it is that access to safe abortion and contraceptive care must be embedded as a core service within a national health system.

New data enough to leave a bad taste in your mouth - ARPHS

A Helen Clark Foundation and Health Coalition Aotearoa analysis of Marketview data, which uses EFTPOS to track spending habits, has found that Auckland fast food and takeaway businesses raked in a staggering $6.718 billion over the last six years.

More free flu vaccines and a second Covid booster for at-risk groups

The Government has widened access to free flu vaccines with an extra 800,000 New Zealanders eligible from this Friday, July 1 Children aged 3-12 years and people with serious mental health or addiction needs now eligible for free flu dose. From tomorrow (Tuesday), second COVID-19 booster a

Hawke's Bay DHB releases review on its maternity service - Hawke's Bay DHB

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is today releasing its findings into a 2021 review focussing on cultural responsiveness in its maternity services.

Shaping the future of mental health support for young Coasters - West Coast DHB

Te Tai Poutini (West Coast) whānau and the wider community have an exciting opportunity to help co-design a new programme designed to support rangatahi and tamariki with their mental health and wellbeing.

Staying well this Matariki weekend - Canterbury DHB

Hector Matthews, System Wide Operations Centre Controller, Canterbury DHB, is urging Cantabrians to connect with whānau and friends this Matariki weekend and check in that everyone is well, including up to date with health checks and vaccinations for the winter.

New Buller facility name released: Te Rau Kawakawa - West Coast DHB

The name Te Rau Kawakawa has been gifted to the new Buller facility by mana whenua Ngati Waewae, and the West Coast DHB formally endorsed the name at today’s final board meeting.

Dr Nick Chamberlain appointed National Director, National Public Health

Health New Zealand has announced the significant appointment of Dr Nick Chamberlain as the National Director of the new National Public Health Service.

ProCare announces changes to its Health (PHO) Limited Board

Taima Campbell, current Chair of the ProCare Health (PHO) Limited Board, will be stepping down from her 5 years with the Board (of which she has been Chair for the last 12 months) due to competing demands on her time.