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Age Concern and Miss Daisy - A driving force!

Age Concern and Miss Daisy - A driving force!

By 2020 nearly one million New Zealanders will be aged over 65, therefore strong links between organisations serving the needs of older people are pivotal.

Health awards entries closing

Health awards entries closing

Entries close at the end of next week in the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) Health Quality and Innovation Awards (HQIA) 2011.

The two-yearly awards are open to all health providers whose services are funded by NMDHB, and to all DHB staff.

Diabetes rates can be reduced: Doctors, researchers

Leading medical specialists, public health researchers and nutritionists warn that not enough is being done to prevent the rapidly increasing diabetes rates, largely caused by significant increases in obesity in adults and children in recent years.

Hawke's Bay Hospital at capacity

Hawke's Bay Hospital at capacity

Over the past week Hawke's Bay Hospital has experienced a surge in patients through the Emergency Department, which has seen the hospital filled to capacity.

Second Whangarei child with Meningococcal Infection

Second Whangarei child with Meningococcal Infection

A one year old child has been admitted to Whangarei Hospital with meningococcal infection. The Whangarei child was admitted to the hospital on the evening of August 10 and is in a stable condition.

Appointment to educate on preventable blindness

Macular Degeneration New Zealand (MDNZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new General Manager. Jeanine Gribbin, who has more than 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector, hopes to use her newly created position to raise awareness of eye health and its prevention.

New Zealanders say NO to child beauty pageant

New Zealanders say NO to child beauty pageant

We’ve taken a few ridiculous afflictions from America on the chin. Shameless how people (usually white trash) exploit their children for a few minutes of fame. But we do draw the line at Beauty Pageants for toddlers.

New members for National Health Committee

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced five new members of the National Health Committee.

The new members of the Committee are:

Craig Climo, the Chief Executive Officer of Waikato DHB

Ross Laidlaw, a retired lawyer and businessman from Wanaka

Norovirus outbreak continues for Whangarei Hospital

Whangarei Hospital continues to battle viral-gastroenteritis and is again urging members of the public with viral gastroenteritis-like symptoms not to visit patients in hospital, or to call ahead for advice if they do need to visit.

Launch of suicide prevention programme

Launch of suicide prevention programme

Hon Peter Dunne Associate Minister of Health

Address at launch of Bicultural ASIST Suicide Prevention Education Programme

Orakei Marae, Bastion Point, 1pm, Thursday 11 August 2011

Kia ora Koutou.

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