Articles for category: Health

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Peaceful gathering on Parliament steps – NZDSOS

Doctors from New Zealand Doctors Speaking Out with Science (NZDSOS) will be on the Parliament steps on Thursday 29 February at 1pm, and will speak and hand over a letter demanding that the covid injections be ceased due to the overwhelming danger signals. A spokesperson for NZDSOS, Dr Alison Goodwin said, “February has been chosen ...

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“Your lungs aren’t good enough”

“Your lungs aren’t good enough” – that’s what former Firebird cricketer Josh Brodie’s doctor told him after he shared his childhood dream of wanting to be a top sportsman. Brodie struggled with asthma as a kid, often waking in the middle of the night – panicked – unable to breathe. It was these moments when ...

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Intellectually disabled community hidden from government statistics

IHC New Zealand is calling on the Ministry of Health to specifically include data on the outcomes of people with intellectual disability in its reporting. In the latest New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS), released in December 2023, disabled people (who make up a quarter of Aotearoa’s population) were all put in the same boat. IHC ...

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Southern touch to nurse programme

The South’s first nurse prescriber programme is celebrating its two-year milestone with 50 graduates and no signs of slowing down. Te Waipounamu Registered Nurse Prescribing in Community Health programme was developed and is delivered by WellSouth, the Southern primary health organisation (PHO) for Otago and Southland in collaboration with Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora ...

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‘Shortcomings in hospital-level care by aged care provider’

Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper has released a report today finding Calvary Hospital Southland Limited (Calvary) breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for hospital-level care provided to a resident. The female resident had multiple comorbidities and had experienced a decline in mobility in the years prior to the event. The physiotherapist’s ...