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Additional funding for eye health care service improvement

The Ministry of Health says work is ongoing to improve the delivery of ophthalmology services available across New Zealand.

Toxic algae - Health warning for Selwyn/Waimakariri River at Glentunnel

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning after potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Glentunnel.

Financial review on Canterbury DHB informs future direction

Statement from the Chair of Canterbury District Health Board, Murray Cleverley 

GAS Omapere is proudly tobacco-free

Congratulations to Taryn and Joeseph Taurima of GAS Omapere in the Hokianga who have made the courageous decision not to sell tobacco products.

Group 2 Parkinson's trial patients' treatment completed

Living Cell Technologies Limited has completed treatment of all six patients in group 2 of the Phase IIb clinical trial of NTCELL for Parkinson’s disease, at Auckland City Hospital.

Financial review provides clarity on Canterbury DHB path ahead

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has released the second stage of a financial review by PwC on Canterbury DHB’s future financial performance.

'Parents need to communicate' about teenage drinking

Kiwi parents are being urged to talk to each other about their teenagers drinking as we head into Christmas and the busy New Year party season.

Save ED for Emergencies campaign launched

This holiday season, Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is urging people to remember that the Emergency Department is for emergencies and urgent healthcare only.

'Glo boxes' help educate on hand hygiene

Prisoners at Tongariro Prison have made Glo boxes to help the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service deliver hand hygiene education at schools, health expos and other hand hygiene awareness events.

Getting out the 'Mates before crates' message this summer

When is a job not a job? When the word "job" ceases to exist.

At least that is the case for Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Youth INtact worker Turaukawa Bartlett, who is so passionate about the work he does he says he can’t call it a job.

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