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New hospital opens in Whakatipu

A new independent hospital for the Central Lakes region, the Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital, was formally opened this evening, offering the local community more convenient access to elective surgical services. The celebration was held onsite at Kawarau Park, Lake Hayes Estate.

New hospital opens in Whakatipu

A new independent hospital for the Central Lakes region, the Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital, was formally opened this evening, offering the local community more convenient access to elective surgical services. The celebration was held onsite at Kawarau Park, Lake Hayes Estate.

Health warning issued after algal bloom in Kaiapoi River, Silverstream

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for Kaiapoi River between Ohoka Road and Hayson Drive

The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Kaiapoi River.

Health warning issued after algal bloom found in Pegasus Lake - Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health Unit has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Pegasus Lake.

NZHIT says Hira could transform how we experience healthcare

New Zealand Health Information Technology (NZHIT) chief executive Ryl Jensen says the new Hira programme for health information has the potential to transform people’s experience of healthcare.

New statistics show devastating COVID impact on tourism - Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The devastating impact of the pandemic on Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry has been officially measured for the first time, with today’s release of the Tourism Satellite Ac

Single national technology contract to support public health agencies

A single national contract to deliver Microsoft services has been negotiated to provide the health and disability system’s new entities with the IT and software services they need, says Ministry of Health Group Manager Digital Strategy and Investment Data and Digital, Darren Douglass.

Improving data management for better health - Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has developed a strategy and two-year action plan to improve the way health data is collected, managed, shared and used, says Ministry of Health Deputy Director-General Data and Digital, Shayne Hunter.

Tauranga 'must be stronger in its draft policy to reduce alcohol harm'

Alcohol harm reduction experts are deeply disappointed with Tauranga City Council’s draft Local Alcohol Policy currently out for public consultation. They are calling for everyone to have their say on the availability of the country’s most harmful drug.

February’s 'major medicinal cannabis summit' gearing up

Just two months away, New Zealand’s largest medicinal cannabis summit is well and truly gearing up.