Archive for the 'Health' Category

Staff shortages, financial constraints bite public hospitals

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

26 March 2014

Staff shortages and financial constraints biting public hospitals

“Staff shortages and financial constraints are clearly starting to bite at some public hospitals,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), today. Read more »

Dressing up to promote good health

Press Release – East Tamaki Healthcare

Dressing up to promote good health

26 March 2014

Staff at East Tamaki Healthcare (ETHC) general practices will be donning wigs, wings, hula skirts and decorating clinics in a bid to encourage their patients to take more notice of improving their health. Read more »

Au Pair Link receives top award from Heart Foundation

Press Release – Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link receives top award from Heart Foundation

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Au Pair Link has been awarded the top Pā Harakeke (Gold/Flourishing) Healthy Heart Award for each of its five Auckland licences – the first home-based education provider to ever receive the accolade. Read more »

A Better Start for Older People Reduces Hospital Stays

Press Release – Waikato DHB

25 March 2014

A Better Start for Older People Reduces Hospital Stays

Research released this month shows that Waikato District Health Board’s Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START) programme reduces the length of stay in hospital and the risk of readmission following discharge. Read more »

Funding available to improve the lives of hearing impaired

Press Release – Oticon Foundation

Media Release

Oticon Foundation in New Zealand, Monday 24 March 2014
Funding support available for projects to improve the lives of hearing impaired people Read more »

ProCare Appoints New Clinical Director

Press Release – ProCare Health

24 March 2014

ProCare Appoints New Clinical Director

New Zealand’s largest PHO, ProCare, announced today the appointment of Dr Allan Moffitt as its new Clinical Director. Dr Moffitt will lead the organisation’s Clinical Directorate from 1 July. Read more »

Drug Reform Symposium: Leadership in Psychoactive Industry

Press Release – The Star Trust

Global Drug Reform Symposium Acknowledges Leadership in Psychoactive Industry

The STAR Trust is delighted to announce the recipients of its annual Shining Star Awards. Read more »

Message to Auckland DHB from Hospital Specialists

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

20 March 2014

‘Please Explain’ Message to Auckland DHB from Hospital Specialists

The chief executive of the district health board responsible for the country’s biggest public hospital needs to come clean about any intentions to cut medical staffing costs, says ASMS Executive Director Ian Powell. Read more »

UC helps critically ill patients with mechanical engineering

Press Release – University of Canterbury

UC research helping save lives of critically ill patients through mechanical engineering

March 20, 2014

University of Canterbury (UC) research is helping save lives of critically ill patients with cutting-edge mechanical engineering devices. Read more »

Saturated fat not off the hook for heart disease

Press Release – University of Otago

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Saturated fat not off the hook for heart disease: researchers

Recent overseas research claiming that there is no evidence that saturated fat increases heart attacks and other cardiac events needs to be treated with a great deal of caution, according to University of Otago human nutrition and public health experts and a University of Auckland colleague. Read more »

Professor outlines NZ healthcare challenges and solutions

Press Release – Massey University

March 19, 2014

Professor outlines NZ healthcare challenges and solutions

The 21st century health challenges New Zealanders face along with frontier solutions, will be addressed at a Professorial Lecture to be held at Massey University’s Albany campus this evening. Read more »

Insure Your Car, Boat, House and Your Health

Press Release – Accuro Health Insurance

Insure Your Car, Boat, House and Your Health

March 19, 2014

Too many young people believe their car is more valuable than their health. Read more »

All smiles for World Oral Health Day 2014

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora Tapui

Hapai Te Hauora

All smiles for World Oral Health Day 2014

New Zealand is gearing up to mark World Oral Health Day on 20th March with activities and events at early childhood centres across Auckland. Celebrated around the world, the day’s focus is on reminding young and old about the importance of protecting the teeth and mouth throughout life. Read more »

Range of cures likely for tinnitus

Press Release – University of Auckland

Range of cures likely for tinnitus
Media Release

University of Auckland Read more »

Renal Service Enhances Dialysis Experience for Patients

Press Release – Waikato DHB

17 March 2014

Renal Service Enhances Dialysis Experience for Patients

A Tauranga man born with a degenerative kidney condition has praised the Midland Regional Renal Service for improving his quality of life. Read more »

Waipareira Urges Westies to Go To Waitakere A & E

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

17 March / Poutū-Te-Rangi 2014

Waipareira Urges Westies to Go To Waitakere A & E

Whanau Waipareira is urging westies to take their after hours’ illnesses straight to Waitakere Hospital Accident & Emergency Department. Read more »

Dengue fever outbreaks in Pacific prompt health warning

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Dengue fever outbreaks in Pacific prompt health warning
With dengue fever outbreaks across the Pacific, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is advising anyone travelling to the region to take steps to avoid mosquito bites. Read more »

Winners of Asthma Foundation Achievers’ Awards celebrate

Press Release – Asthma Foundation

Winners celebrate success from Whangarei, Dargaville, Auckland, Gisborne, Wellington and Ashburton

The challenges of living with asthma and other respiratory conditions will come into sharp focus at the Asthma Foundation Achievers’ Awards ceremony hosted by the Governor General at Government House. Read more »

World Sleep Day: Sealy supports sleep awareness campaign

Press Release – Sealy NZ

14 March, 2014

World Sleep Day: Sealy supports sleep awareness campaign

Lack of sleep is dangerous to your health. And that’s not all. Read more »

Some fruit potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry issues caution around some fruit potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is cautioning New Zealand consumers of a small quantity of fresh fruit sold in late February and early March that there is a relatively low risk that this fruit had been contaminated with Hepatitis A virus. Read more »

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