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Three new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today in managed isolation and quarantine.

Waikato DHB to undertake seismic strengthening

Waikato DHB will undertake seismic strengthening work on the Waiora Waikato Centre building at its Waikato Hospital campus.

World Diabetes Day November 14th 2020: Nurses Make the Difference

Diabetes is known to affect at least 264, 000 New Zealanders, and nurses have an important role in their care.

'4 cases of Covid-19 - none in the community'

There are four cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, all in managed isolation.

One involves a recent arrival and three are classified as historical.

There are no new cases in the community.

Dangerous ED crowding cannot be blamed on 'GP-type' patients alone - ACEM

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM; the College) has concerns about media reports today suggesting patients unable to access GP appointments are the major cause of dangerous crowding and capacity issues facing New Zealand emergency departments (EDs).

Mayor Goff reminds everyone to keep following Covid-19 guidelines

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomes the fact that the recent community case of COVID-19 in Auckland has been linked to a previously identified case and has not required a change in alert levels. However, he said it was important for everyone to keep following health guidelines.

NZNO considering action to remove unsafe MIQ workers

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) remains greatly concerned at the lack of action by DHBs, the Ministry of Health and MBIE to protect its members working in Government MIQs.

A year of success in the fight against bowel cancer - WDHB

Whanganui District Health Board has celebrated a successful first year of its bowel screening programme.

Twelve months promoting the programme has resulted in a 67 per cent participation rate from the easy-to-use test kits that have been posted out.

Diabetes nurses celebrated for World Diabetes Day - Diabetes NZ

This World Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is celebrating the role of diabetes nurses and the role they play helping 460 million people worldwide understand and manage their diabetes.

How old is your heart? - New free online heart health check

The Heart Foundation has launched a new free online heart health check, called My Heart Check.