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Planned strike will affect some surgery and outpatient clinics - Canterbury DHB

Planned junior doctors’ strike will affect some surgery and outpatient clinics planned for next Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th of January

A new year challenge for Health Minister David Clark - ASMS

Dear David - A new year challenge Health Minister David Clark could make a good start to 2019 by admitting there is a crisis in the specialist workforce, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) Executive Director Ian Powell says.

Awareness encouraged following cases of meningococcal infection

BOPDHB (Toi Te Ora) Medical Officer of Health, Dr Jim Miller is reminding everyone to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease.

'Vaping the way to beat tobacco tax increases and kick smoking'

Wāhine Māori across Aotearoa are paving the way by encouraging other wāhine to switch to vaping following the annual tobacco excise tax increase on January 1st.

Warning: Unsafe recreational water quality at Sandy Bay

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after very high levels of faecal bacteria were found in a sample taken from Sandy Bay in Canterbury.

Festive fare for patients on Christmas Day

If you thought planning and cooking a Christmas meal for the whanau was a big undertaking, spare a thought for Canterbury DHB’s WellFood team who are busy prepping today for the 1100 Christmas meals they’ll be plating up for patients who find themselves in one of Canterbury’s hospitals on C

This holiday season make every sleep for baby a safe sleep

As the holiday season approaches, families are more likely to be on the move. It is important that those with babies always have a safe place for baby to sleep.

Christmas strike at five Wellington practices

Christmas Eve strike at five Wellington practices Doctors at five Wellington practices will strike for a full day tomorrow in the final action in a set of rolling strikes.

Low health risk posed by Feilding fire

Low health risk for residents near Feilding fire MidCentral District Health Board public health officials are advising property owners near a large rubbish fire on the outskirts of Feilding to disconnect their roof water supply.

Where to go for healthcare over Christmas

The Christmas period can be a stressful time and we have compiled a list to help you know where to go for health advice and care this summer.