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Investigation of reduced vision caused by 'floater' - Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding an optometrist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to adequately investigate the cause of a "floater" in a woman’s eye.

Checking procedures during laser eye surgery - Health and Disability Commissioner

The Health and Disability Commissioner released a report today finding an ophthalmologist and ophthalmology clinic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to have checking procedures in place during laser eye surgery.

New partnership sets 'gold standard' for maternity care in NZ - Mothers Matter

A ceremonial handover of the Te Papaioea Birthing Centre in Palmerston North this week will cement a new partnership heralded as the "gold standard" of maternity and postnatal care for all New Zealand.

4 new cases of Covid-19 - Ministry of Health

There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

Drive-through Covid-19 community testing in Waimate his week

The South Canterbury DHB will be carrying out community surveillance testing of asymptomatic (healthy) people this week in Waimate.

UCOL staff making masks for bus-riding students

UCOL staff are putting their sewing, cutting, and threading skills to use, producing face masks for students who bus in to campus.

With face coverings now compulsory on most public transport, staff at UCOL Manawatū have crafted resuable and washable fabric masks for their students.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield webinar - 'The Road to Recovery'

The Graeme Dingle Foundation was delighted to host the Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield in a recent webinar, "The Road to Recovery for our Nation and our young people".

'Medicinal cannabis summit timely given economic challenges'

It’s only two months until New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis summit, MedCan 2020, with organisers saying the economic potential of New Zealand’s most exciting sunrise industry is more important than ever before.

Five new cases of Covid-19

Today there are five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand - one of these is an imported case detected in a managed isolation facility. Four are community cases.

College acknowledges passing of Dr Joe Williams

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) is today mourning the loss of former Cook Islands prime minister Dr Joe Williams, who College President Dr Samantha Murton says was a pillar of the Pasifika community and a long-serving Auckland GP.