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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.

Keep safe this summer with St John

As New Zealanders look forward to relaxation and celebration over the Christmas and New Year period, St John is gearing up for one of the busiest periods for the emergency ambulance service.

Local author donates to Tauranga Hospital's Children's Ward

Donating 40 of her books to Tauranga Hospital’s Children’s Ward is a dream come true says one local author.

Tauranga children’s author Kimaya Kim Donaldson visited the ward recently to hand over the special Christmas gifts to Play Specialist Debbie McDougall.

New approach by DHBs and PHOs delivers more integrated care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says DHBs and PHOs are working closely together to deliver system wide improvements and better health services for New Zealanders.

Merry 'Fitness' from the exercise community of REPs

As our year winds up, it’s time to reflect on the successes and challenges we have all faced in 2016 and look forward to a year ahead.

One in four patients in NZ EDs affected by alcohol - survey

The latest snapshot survey of alcohol-related presentations to emergency departments (EDs) in Australia and New Zealand has shown once again that alcohol continues to impact on staff, patients and health systems in both countries.

1 in 8 ED presentations related to alcohol - survey

The latest snapshot survey of alcohol-related presentations to emergency departments (EDs) in Australia and New Zealand has shown once again that alcohol continues to impact on staff, patients and health systems in both countries.

Gas heater link to child illness

Gas heaters used for home heating have been found to increase the risk of respiratory illnesses in young children, according to the latest research from the University of Auckland.

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