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Staying connected in uncertain times - St John NZ

The COVID-19 lockdown means that people are physically isolated at a level never seen before in New Zealand.

New closing time for Whakatane COVID-19 assessment centre announced

The Whakatāne COVID-19 assessment centre will be opening from 9am-4pm daily starting this Thursday (9 April).

The new opening hours mean the Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) at the Whakatāne War Memorial Hall will be closing two hours earlier than it had been previously.

Patients encouraged to stay connected using free hospital Wifi - DHB

Patients at Hawke’s Bay Hospital are being encouraged to stay connected with loved ones during its Covid-19 no-visitor policy restrictions, by using the hospital’s free wifi.

'Director has positive experience with virtual consultations at Whanganui clinic'

Alex Forsyth, Director of Allied Health Scientific and Technical at the Whanganui District Health Board, says having her three children checked out by the Whanganui Accident and Medical clinic (WAM) over the weekend was a positive experience and much easier than she had anticipated.

Vaping bill could create more community harm - AVCA

The Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) will challenge Parliament’s Health Select Committee tomorrow morning, saying the Government’s vaping bill in its current form runs the risk of protecting Big Tobacco.

'University of Otago lab unravelling COVID-19'

A high-security Physical Containment Laboratory (PC3) at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is undertaking research to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, with samples taken from infected individuals.

Daily Media Update - Southern DHB

New cases in Southern

The Ministry of Health announced 17 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 177. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting.

Retirement villages an essential service - CFFC

Retirement villages are continuing to operate under COVID-19 Level 4 restrictions after being classified as an essential service.

New Zealand’s first mobile testing For COVID 19

Across the Hutt Valley, community based assessment and swabbing centres (CBACs) are being set up to test for COVID-19. Many general practices are testing people at the medical centre, with some practices using portable cabins alongside their practices.

'Orion Health eases strain on health system with patient management platform'

Orion Health has been working closely with its customers since the beginning of the outbreak to quickly develop and deploy COVID-19 solutions that meet an individual provider’s focus.