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New subacute service valued by community in Northland

Tu Kaha, our new mental health and addiction services subacute unit was blessed and officially opened today in Kaikohe.

The beautiful new building replaces a building that was damp and that was going to cost over $300,000 to repair.

Waitaki Council to provide funding support for hospital

Faced with funding challenges in an already tight funding environment and a number of equipment issues that had to be addressed urgently, the Board of Waitaki District Health Services Limited has had a series of meetings with its shareholder, the Waitaki District Council, to discuss a current fun

Research in sheep suggests possible early test for fetal heart health

Changes in heart rate, due to low oxygen conditions, experienced by the fetus during pregnancy, could be used to predict the future heart health of babies, shows research published in The Journal of Physiology today.

Safe Sleep Day aims to reduce SUDI rates - MidCentral DHB

Today is National Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna Ora, a day aimed at raising awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). One key aspect of this is ensuring babies are sleeping in a safe sleep space, to avoid instances of SUDI through unintentional suffocation.

Flying doctors nurse touches down in Hawke’s Bay

Jackie Hardy’s nursing career has taken her to the centre of conflicts, terrorist attacks and deadly tsunamis.

Health warning issued for Lake Ohakuri

A health warning has been issued for Lake Ohakuri as routine monitoring results provided by Waikato Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae.

Stunt Fight School Provides a Lifetime Opportunity

A group of local people, many who have never had a job, were given the opportunity of a lifetime last weekend when the New Zealand Stunt School (NZSS) came to Otangarei to run a Stunt Fight School workshop.

Centre for Brain Research launches sports human brain bank initiative

The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland is launching a new research focus on the impact of concussion and repeated head impacts in sports on the human brain.

Pregnancy and maternity information for Waikato women

A new section of Waikato DHB’s website delivers reliable information to Waikato women about having a baby - www.waikatodhb.health.nz/pregnancy

Report on wellbeing of disabled underlines need for change - NZ Disability Support

An alarming new report reinforces the need for the Government to take urgent and significant action to improve the lives of thousands of disabled people and their families, says the New Zealand Disability Support Network.