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Delivering more for the people of Bay of Plenty

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says under this Government the people of Bay of Plenty are getting more of the health services they need.

SmartHealth - Gift of time following gift of life

When you’re sick, things can get pretty complicated, but Waikato DHB’s SmartHealth is alleviating some of life’s pressures for Frankie Egglestone, a 29 year old single mother from Tauranga currently recovering from a kidney transplant.

Laboratory Union slams DHB for withholding information

The New Zealand Medical Laboratory Workers Union has lost all patience with the Taranaki DHB’s

continued obstruction to supplying information about their proposed laboratory restructure.

Youth drugs service reports no rise in methamphetamine use in the Bay

The largest youth drugs service in the Bay of Plenty says it has seen no rise in referrals for methamphetamine use in recent months.

Mobile surgical bus marks 15 years and 21,300 operations

New Zealand’s mobile surgical bus tomorrow marks its 15-year anniversary after more than 21,300 operations in 24 towns.

The mobile operating theatre marked its first day of surgery at Te Puia Springs, 100km north of Gisborne back on March 8, 2002.

Dentists call for sugary drink tax

An article in Health Affairs journal shows data confirming Mexico’s sugary drink tax is working to reduce sugary drink consumption.

The measure would work here, and is sorely need for Kiwis says the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).

General practice under pressure, says NZMA GP leader

General practices throughout New Zealand face funding issues, and both GPs and their patients are struggling, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner Council, Dr Kate Baddock.

Help Kiwi kids fight the big C

This March, Child Cancer Foundation needs the help of everyday Kiwis to raise $750,000 to assist more than 500 families with children suffering from cancer in the hospital, at home, and in the community.

Cxbladder Monitor clinical paper accepted for publication

The prestigious international journal Urological Oncology, has accepted for publication a scientific and clinical paper validating the superior performance of Pacific Edge’s Cxbladder Monitor test for the surveillance of patients who are being managed following treatment for bladder cancer.

Cardiology telemedicine clinic launches in Dunstan Hospital

Cardiology patients in Central Otago will save time, money and hundreds of kilometres of travel thanks to a new telemedicine clinic between Dunstan Hospital and the Southern District Health Board.

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