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Bold plan to deliver increase in surveillance colonoscopies

An ambitious plan aims to raise the number of publicly-funded surveillance colonoscopies performed in the Bay by more than 50% in the coming year.

Erna leads eye care from Samoa

Optometrist, Erna Takazawa, was named the University of Auckland 2017 Young Alumna of the Year for her work developing optometry in Samoa and leading improvement of eye care in the Pacific.

Delight as hospital meals brought back in-house at Canterbury DHB

E tÅ« is delighted with the Canterbury DHB’s decision not to renew its food service contract with Compass and to bring its hospital food production back in-house.

The union has also welcomed the DHB’s assurance it will be directly employing the 300 workers employed by Compass.

MSD's client data collection is a breach of privacy, says NZAC

Handing over personal details of clients who are seeking help from social services is a breach of their confidentiality, says the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

CCS Disability Action welcomes reform of disability support services

CCS Disability Action is pleased the government is continuing to reform disability support services. The government has decided to pilot a new approach around Palmerston North. This new approach will be based on everything learnt in previous pilots.

Canterbury DHB to manage all food services in-house from 1 July

Canterbury DHB has announced that it will take over management of all food services from 1 July 2017, after the current Compass Group contract expires on 30 June.

Waikato DHB consults on maternity services in Waikato and King Country

The Waikato DHB is reviewing maternity services in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui, to ensure that women and their whanau in the region can have a healthy birth and as healthy a baby as possible.

Forging connections with people living with Dementia

Anyone caring for someone with dementia will know the art of conversation can become a labour of love.

Loss of connection, feelings of isolation and communication issues are some of the most difficult challenges when caring for people living with dementia.

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Mimicking evolution to treat cancer

Artificial forms of evolution are being used by a Victoria University of Wellington scientist to improve the ability of microbes to attack tumours.

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