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0800 number set up by Canterbury DHB for appointments affected by strike

People who have surgery or an outpatient clinic booked on Tuesday 15th or Wednesday 16 January and haven’t had a call from the DHB can check if their surgery or outpatient appointment is going ahead next week by calling 0800 778 226.

Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for grants

Research For Life invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the next round of applications is Friday, 22 March 2019.

Last year, Research For Life made 11 research grants and 10 travel grants worth $203,698 in total.

Five steps towards wellbeing in 2019

The Financial Services Council watched with interest the New Zealand Government’s Wellbeing Budget announcements at the end of 2018, providing a new lens on implementing social and environmental wellbeing measures together with economic ones.

Hawke's Bay Hospital impacted by junior doctors' strike

Hawke’s Bay Hospital services will be impacted with many outpatient clinics and non-emergency surgeries postponed or put on stand-by due to next week’s planned two day (48 hour) national strike by junior doctors.

Why we need a reality check on dairy robberies - Hapai Te Hauora

After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies.

Health Research Council CEO to step down

The chairman of the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Dr Lester Levy, has announced that the chief executive, Professor Kathryn McPherson, will step down from the role in mid-2019.

One plus one equals more than two for health expenditure in patients

Caring for patients with two or more chronic diseases costs the health system more than it would to treat each disease in isolation, a new study has shown.

Quebec Court challenge to affect End of Life Choice Bill

A few hours ago two disabled Quebecers appeared in a Montreal court to challenge the provincial and federal ‘assisted dying’ laws.

Results of pilot study into Kiwis drink driving behaviours

Heineken has launched its latest ‘When you Drive, Never Drink’ initiative in New Zealand, with results showing potential to positively impact drink driving culture.

Nelson-Marlborough Health preparations for the NZRDA strike next week

Nelson Marlborough Health prepares for NZRDA strike Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing contingency plans to minimise disruption to the public during the planned nationwide strike of Resident Medical Officers (doctors in training) who are covered by the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Asso