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New Christchurch Outpatients building to remain closed until Monday 15 April

Statement from David Meates, Chief Executive, Canterbury District Health Board

New members sought for Clinical Council

The Clinical Council was established in 2017 as a vehicle for clinicians to provide a strategic clinical perspective and advice on plans and initiatives important to the people living in the communities being served by MidCentral DHB (MDHB).

Youth smoking in NZ continues to fall

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa released new data showing that daily smoking among students (aged 14-15) has dropped below 2% for the first time. Only 1.9% of students reported daily smoking.

Medicine information leaflets now available in te reo Maori

A series of medicine information leaflets for New Zealand health consumers - My Medicines - is being made available in te reo Māori.

Southerners encouraged to think about what matters to them

Southern DHB and WellSouth are encouraging everyone, regardless of their age or health condition to think about, talk about and share what matters to them for their future health care for Advance Care Planning Day on Friday 5 April.

Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk - research

With over 20% of the population in industrial countries engaging shift work - in sectors such as healthcare and transportation - we urgently need to understand its health burden (1).

Lifesaving Stop the Bleed campaign launched

A campaign to raise public awareness about life threatening severe bleeding after an accident has been launched today by New Zealand healthcare company Pharmaco Emergency Care, and is being supported by the Medical Director for St John.

Zoom connects patients with dentists

The Northland DHB pilot of their oral telehealth service last month was a success, with clinicians and patients both giving a 'big smile' to Zoom seamlessly connecting patients in Kaitaia with dentists at Whangarei Hospital.

Opinion: Health equity in older age

By Associate Professor Mary Breheny

Thank you Neonatal Trust for our first new newborn shuttle, love from NICU

Waikato NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) was kindly donated their first-ever Giraffe Shuttle from The Neonatal Trust.