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More mental health nurses sign up for voluntary bonding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A record number of mental health nurses have applied for a scheme to help reduce shortages in hospitals, in our communities, and in our regions, Health Minister David Clark says. Read more »

Kiwis encouraged to explore their way to wellbeing

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

With one month to go and over 4,000 Kiwis signed up to participate in Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), the campaign is already its biggest ever in Aotearoa. MHAW is 23-29 September and New Zealand workplaces, communities, schools and kura are … Read more »

Pharmacists agree a measles outbreak should not be happening

Press Release – Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand agrees with Dr Nikki Turner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre who said recently that a measles outbreak in New Zealand should not be happening. Read more »

DHB services relocate to Dannevirke Community Hospital

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

A number of MidCentral DHB health services have been relocated to the Dannevirke Community Hospital to increase access to services and improve the quality of care for people living in the Tararua District. Read more »

Rural youth to benefit from expansion of mental health pilot

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Todays expansion of youth mental health pilot Piki to the Wairarapa DHB region means young people living in rural settings will receive better mental health support, says Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter. Read more »

MedicAlert® launches Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr Rajpal

Press Release – MedicAlert

Last Wednesday evening the Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy officially launched a scholarship fund that will provide financial support to those working on harm prevention initiatives. Read more »

Homes for the homeless in Whangarei

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Whangarei homeless people are getting more chances to have a home with the launch today of Whangarei Housing First. Read more »

Winners of 10th annual Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

Press Release – Deloitte

Innovation, efficiency, and care for staff and customers were big themes among the winners of the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, presented in Auckland last night. Read more »

Kāinga Pūmanawa provides new hope for Whangarei’s homeless

Press Release – One Double Five

Three community services have united to support the chronically homeless in Whangarei. Today [Friday 23 August], Khui T Kaha, One Double Five Community House and Ngati Hine Health Trust collectively launched Kinga Pmanawa to deliver the Governments … Read more »

Doctors need to get above the noise on social media

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Doctors need to be active on social media and other communication platforms to offset the noise of the anti-science movement according to a visiting professor of anaesthesiology, Dr Ed Mariano from Stanford University in the US. Read more »

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