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Are rural communities expected to pay for hospital upgrades to manage Covid-19

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network and Rural Hospital Network are shocked that the Government’s announcement of half a billion dollars to prepare hospitals for COVID-19 in the community ignores rural communities once again.

Significant investments in data and digital capability - MOH

The first tranche of the Hira programme is now underway following Government approval to invest up to $170 million over three years

Te Aho o Te Kahu COVID and cancer services report to end October released

With the recent re-emergence of COVID-19 in our community, Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency has once again began to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnostic and treatment services.

Paediatric COVID-19 vaccine receives provisional approval - MOH

Medsafe has granted provisional approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old.

Hospital investment needs to be matched with staffing investment - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora says boosting hospital capacity and upgrading some facilities represents a much-needed catch-up in the country’s Covid preparedness, but the same priority must be given to critical understaffing.

Pharmac 'looking to fund medicines for lung and ovarian cancer'

Pharmac is considering funding a bundle deal which would give New Zealanders more effective treatment options for lung cancer and ovarian cancer. The bundle deal also includes a new medicine for people with severe eosinophilic asthma.

ProCare supports the Human Rights Commission inquiry into NZ's Pacific Pay Gap

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals who look after the largest Pacific population in Auckland, is proud to support the Human Rights Commission inquiry into New Zealand’s Pacific Pay Gap; as according to the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry, Pacific peoples compri

'Ground-breaking Covid vaccine lab success leads to investment drive'

COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation (CVC) has produced exciting results in its effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine which remains effective across different mutations and variants of the virus.

South Island breast cancer screening mammographers to strike over low pay

Infratil, which owns the Pacific Radiology Group (PRG), has just announced an increase of profits in six months from 27.8 million to 1.08 billion. A massive 3784% increase.

Hira could transform how we experience healthcare - NZHIT

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