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DHBs Discharging Elderly In The Middle Of The Night

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to explain why its allowing DHBs to discharge our elderly people from hospital in the middle of the night, Nationals Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. In January alone, 156 patients aged 80 years and older were discharged … Read more »

Carterton District Council Lifts Boil Water Notice

Press Release – Carterton District Council

Carterton District Council has now lifted its boil water notice, which means Cartertons urban residents and businesses connected to the reticulated supply no longer need to boil water before consumption. The Council has had 15 consecutive days of clear … Read more »

Have Your Say In The Care Offered For Whānau And Pēpi In Horowhenua, Ōtaki And Tararua

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral DHB is asking for the views of the Horowhenua, taki and Tararua communities when it comes to the care offered for whnau and ppi in their first 1000 days of life. The community engagement process, Tngia te Ururua, will be asking the … Read more »

The Good Guys Looking After The Good Guys

Press Release – Kia Puawai

Kia Puwai supports charities and community groups with an abundance of wellness programmes designed to build resilience to maximise their community impact. Community organisations do amazing and consistent work in our local communities. Day in and … Read more »

Review Of Health Response To Lead Contamination Put Community First

Press Release – Ministry of Health

A review into the health system response to lead contamination in Waikouaitis drinking water supply has found that the sector focused on reducing the risk to the communitys health first. I commissioned Dr Heather Uwins-England and Dr Jill … Read more »

No New Community Cases; 1 Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are no new cases in the community to report today. There is one new positive case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation since our last media statement yesterday. The new case is a contact of a previously reported case who is in quarantine. The … Read more »

Despite Progress, Higher Rates Of Stigma And Discrimination Reported By New Zealand LGBTQ+ Students, New Analysis Shows.

Press Release – University of Auckland

Rainbow youth still facing stigma and stress but positive signs: new findings Youth19, the latest in a series of surveys focused on young people in Aotearoa, asked 7,721 secondary school-aged students about their experiences of school, home and community. … Read more »

Smokefree Action Plan Needed For Underserved Communities

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Tala Pasifika; Pacific Action For Change congratulate Associate Minister of Health, Dr. Ayesha Verrall for todays release of a strong comprehensive action plan to achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa. Tala Pasifika Director, Lealailepule Edward Cowley … Read more »

District Health Board Considers Directly Employing General Practitioners

Opinion – Ian Powell

Like almost every economically developed country outside the Disunited States, New Zealand has a universal health system that endeavours to be accessible for all, comprehensive, high quality and affordable. The country is well placed to achieve … Read more »

Life-saving Bowel Screening Now Available In Wellington Region

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) was launched in Wellington this week, bringing free screening to around 45,000 people living in Kapiti, Porirua and Wellington city. Capital & Coast District Health Board is the 16th DHB to offer bowel … Read more »

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