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First Omicron case detected in New Zealand - MoH

Whole genome sequencing has detected New Zealand’s first case of the Omicron variant in a recent international arrival who tested positive in a day 0/1 test at a Christchurch managed isolation facility.

Investments 'drive transformation of the health and disability system'

The first tranche of the Hira programme underway is now underway following Government approval to invest up to $170 million over three years

Health Warning - Algal bloom in Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford.

The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford.

Play it safe and help prevent avoidable trips to busy EDs - ACEM

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the College of Emergency Nursing New Zealand (CENNZ - NZNO), the peak bodies for emergency medicine and nursing in Aotearoa New Zealand, urge Kiwis to have fun, but play it safe this festive season and help prevent avoidable trips to busy

Hospital investment need to be matched with primary care investment - NZMA

If the Government wants to minimise Covid-19 disruption to planned and routine care, funding announced today to upgrade hospitals should be matched with a funding boost to primary care, says Chair of the New Zealand Medical Association’s General Practitioner Council, Vanessa Weenink.

Are rural communities expected to pay for hospital upgrades to manage Covid-19

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network and Rural Hospital Network are shocked that the Government’s announcement of half a billion dollars to prepare hospitals for COVID-19 in the community ignores rural communities once again.

Significant investments in data and digital capability - MOH

The first tranche of the Hira programme is now underway following Government approval to invest up to $170 million over three years

Te Aho o Te Kahu COVID and cancer services report to end October released

With the recent re-emergence of COVID-19 in our community, Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency has once again began to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnostic and treatment services.

Paediatric COVID-19 vaccine receives provisional approval - MOH

Medsafe has granted provisional approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old.

Hospital investment needs to be matched with staffing investment - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says boosting hospital capacity and upgrading some facilities represents a much-needed catch-up in the country’s Covid preparedness, but the same priority must be given to critical understaffing.