Health Headlines

Guy: Speech to GIA signing with NZ Pork

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to be here today to witness the signing of the Government Industry Agreement Deed by the New Zealand Pork Industry. This is a historic day. Its the result of the hard work over several years of both industry and government to realise the … Read more »

Pink envelopes smooth transition to hospital

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

Transferring patient information between aged residential care providers and Palmerston North Hospital emergency services and wards has been made easier with the implementation of a bright pink envelope service. Read more »

Poor decision-making on road leads to Hamilton crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A selfish disregard for the safety of other road users is how a senior Waikato Police officer describes the actions of a driver involved in an early morning crash in Hamilton this morning in which speed, alcohol and driving unrestrained all appear to have … Read more »

Mental Health & Addiction Services Funding Crisis

Press Release – Navigate

The funding crisis threatening the effective provision of NGO mental health and addiction services will be the main topic for debate by health spokespeople from all the main political parties at a public meeting in Penrose. Read more »

Measles update: Waikato DHB

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Boards Population Health has been notified of 114 confirmed measles cases to date (23 July 2014). Over a third of the confirmed cases are household contacts of a confirmed case and were already placed in quarantine before they were … Read more »

More momentum needed to achieve Smokefree 2025 goal

Press Release – University of Otago

New research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal by ASPIRE 2025 researchers suggests the Governments goal to achieve a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025 may be failing to gather the political momentum needed to ensure it is achieved. Analysis … Read more »

St John is New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity

Press Release – St John

St John is proud to announce it has been voted the Most Trusted Charity in the highly competitive and respected Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands Awards. In a double endorsement, paramedics also came second in the Most Trusted Professions category … Read more »

Is there a doctor in the house?

Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Around 500 GPs and other delegates are converging on Christchurch this week for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ annual conference. Read more »

Nurses serving their community through faith

Press Release – New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association

The New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association will be looking at ways to keep the ministry sustainable at its annual conference in September this year. Read more »

National Conference –“Prostate Partners – Working Together”

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce this years National Conference will be held in Wellington and a number of significant speakers are involved, including Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall. Read more »

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