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New Ambulance Hub given further funding boost

The new $3.4 million ambulance hub in Cromwell received a further funding boost from the latest round of grants from the Otago Community Trust.

Radiology services boosted with arrival of new CT scanner at Waitemata DHB

A new high-tech CT scanner at North Shore Hospital will help Waitematā DHB meet the increased demands of its rapidly growing population.

NZ experts in landmark childhood pneumonia study

A major new study has refocused the global fight against childhood pneumonia - and New Zealand researchers played a key role.

Medical migration risk to poor countries' health service - ASMS

Medical migration risk to poor countries’ health services Wealthy countries have a responsibility to consider the impact of hiring doctors from poorer countries and try to minimise the practice, says Dr Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the World Medical Association.

High patient numbers at Whakatane Hospital's Emergency Department

High patient numbers at Whakatāne Hospital’s Emergency Department as people asked to keep ED for emergencies

Whakatāne Hospital Emergency Department has experienced ‘significant spikes’ in patient attendances in recent weeks with multiple 100-plus days.

NZNO wins international membership award

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has today received the Gold Membership Inclusiveness/Representativeness Award given annually by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

Breast cancer chemo clinical trial now recruiting in five centres

A clinical trial that’s now recruiting patients in Waikato, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North and Wellington will test the ability of a cheap, widely available drug to prevent two of chemotherapy’s most unpleasant side-effects.

Medsafe consults on plans to include allergens on labelling - MoH

May contain traces of nuts.

You see these words regularly on food packaging, and something similar could soon be on your medicine.

Private health inferior and expensive - ASMS

Private health systems are more expensive and less efficient, and have poorer patient outcomes, says Professor Martin McKee, keynote speaker at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists 30th anniversary conference.

Waikato DHB recognised for Sepsis Ready programme

Waikato DHB’s Sepsis Ready programme has received a Continuous Improvement rating- from independent auditors and Ministry of Health recognising the work done at the DHB’s hospitals to dramatically improve early recognition and response of patients with sepsis.