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Rolling strike action to cause disruption at HB Hospital

Hawke’s Bay people needing non-urgent x-rays or scans at Hawke’s Bay DHB locations will be faced with long delays or postponements due to upcoming rolling strike action by Medical Imaging Technologists (radiographers).

Smoke still a risk in Auckland CBD, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation

With the ongoing fire at SkyCity in Auckland, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ are urging anyone with a respiratory condition to avoid the city centre as much as possible.

MidCentral introduces new support service for breast cancer patients

MidCentral DHB has launched a new support service for low-risk early-stage breast cancer patients who’ve completed surgery and radiation therapy.

Leadership strong in Public Health Advocacy Group - PHANZ

The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) celebrates the leadership capital within its membership this week as it farewells outgoing President Lee Tuki and welcomes new President Dr Fran McGrath from 1 November 2019.

New nurses join MHAIDS specialist training programme

The Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) has welcomed 13 new nurses to its specialist training programme.

Kiwis living with incurable breast cancer set to benefit from digital cookbook

A sustainable cookbook featuring recipes from well-known Kiwis is the hero of Sweet Louise’s October drive to raise $100,000 this month to support Kiwis living with incurable breast cancer.

Otago scientists' discovery leads to greater understanding of Alzheimer's disease

Otago scientists have made an important discovery in understanding the role a particular protein plays to impair memory in Alzheimer’s disease, which could lead to more effective treatment in future.

Mother's healthcare experience inspires nursing student

Bachelor of Nursing student McKenzie Milne was inspired to study nursing after seeing the care her chronically ill mother received, both at home and in hospital.

Public warned not to handle lost rook bait

The public is being warned not to touch a bag containing rook (crow) bait that was lost from a helicopter in the Wairoa area yesterday.

DHBs must act on patient safety risks - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) says the inadequate treatment of urology patients in Southern District Health Board is distressing and should serve as a broad reminder to DHB management to listen when specialists raise concerns.