Archive for the 'Health' Category

Wellington osteopath offers advice on comfort during long flights

News from Actrix Media
Are you planning a long-haul flight this summer? Do you get back pain from flying? Wellington osteopath Martin Rooke has some tips for looking after your back on long haul flights. These tips will also help prevent the risk of deep vein thrombosis. Read more »

Hospital boards merging laboratory services, promising same service quality

Press Release – Joint Press Release
The Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards have voted to have an integrated hospital and community laboratory service across the Greater Wellington region. Read more »

Wellington professor returns from launch of global urban health programme

Press Release – University of Otago, Wellington
New Zealand researchers are adding their expertise in housing and health to a newly launched global consortium of science and health organisations known as the Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme. Read more »

Maori groups support doctors opposing health merger plans

Press Release – Hutt Valley Maori Health Service Development group
The Hutt Valley Maori Health Service Development group supports the call from the doctors to stop the merger of health services in the Wellington region. Read more »

Wellington Hospital to breathe easier, and save $300,000 a year

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
A building management system upgrade is to save Capital & Coast District Health Board at least $300,000 on its yearly power bill. Read more »

Hospital takeover rejected, because it would reduce competition in region

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
The Commerce Commission has turned down an application by the three biggest shareholders of Acurity Healthcare Group to take the private hospital operator over, saying it would leave the group as the “only significant provider in the greater Wellington region” for some procedures. Read more »

Unique stage work inspires fight against arthritis

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand
Arthritis New Zealand is pleased to announce the all new stage show, Orange, in which a talented group of young people, aged 17 to 24 years, with arthritis, will articulate the struggles, alongside the strengths and resilience experienced by young people with arthritis. Read more »

PM coming to launch of new ambulance

Press Release – The PR Company
Prime Minister John Key will attend the launch of the newest ambulance for Wellington Free Ambulance at Thorndon Station today at 4.30 p.m. Read more »

Found unconscious: woman security officer attacked in hospital grounds

News from NZ Police
A woman security officer was seriously assaulted in the grounds of the Whanganui Hospital early this morning. Read more »

Wellington man tackles ‘his own Everest’ in Coast to Coast mountain run

News from Speight’s Coast to Coast
Wellington man Richard Warwick faces his own personal ‘Everest’ – the Speight’s Coast to Coast mountain run – 34 years after suffering a brain bleed that paralysed the left side of his body. Read more »

Ambulance thanks its volunteers

News from Wellington Free Ambulance
Today is International Volunteer Day, and Wellington Free Ambulance would like to acknowledge and thank all their volunteers for their hard work. Read more »

Free Ambulance aiming to raise $32,000 from a global day of giving

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is happening in New Zealand for the first time this year on December 2 and Wellington Free Ambulance is hoping to raise much needed public donations from the event. Read more »

Norway increases trials of breast screening technology from Wellington

Press Release – Volpara Density
The Cancer Registry of Norway is expanding trials of New Zealand breast imaging software Volpara Solutions to include seven of the 16 screening sites in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme. Read more »

Mamma Mia – charity auction for premium seats

Press Release – Autism Intervention Trust
Autism Intervention Trust Fundraising Auction in partnership with Wellington Musical Theatre Read more »

Wellington MenzShed shortlisted for Medibank grant

Press Release – Medibank

Kiwis urged to vote for Medibank Community Fund grant winners
24 November 2014

There are only two weeks left for New Zealanders to vote for the community wellbeing projects most deserving of winning 2015 Medibank Community Fund (MCF) grants. Read more »

Wellington study shows influenza killing about 400 NZers each year

Press Release – University of Otago
New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time from a Wellington study. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population. Read more »

Doctors warn: lab privatisation threatens safety of patient care in Wellington

News from ASMS
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is so concerned by plans to privatise the public hospital laboratories at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals in the greater Wellington region that it is taking steps to alert local mayors, district health board chairs and chief executives to the possible consequences. Read more »

Warning from hospital: too many patients coming to emergency department

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is encouraging people with minor injuries and illnesses to seek medical help from their GP or call HealthLine. Read more »

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