Archive for the 'Health' Category

Free and now available: a new stop smoking service

Press Release – Takiri Mai Te Ata
A free stop smoking service set up to help Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa Communities whanau to quit smoking is up and running. Read more »

Travel grants offered for Wellington medical researchers

News from Research For Life
Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the next round of applications is Tuesday, 7 March. Read more »

Junior doctors on strike; 570 outpatient appointments deferred

News from CCDHB
Contingency planning is in place at the Wellington Regional and Kenepuru Hospitals for the junior doctors’ strike this week. The strike will take place around the country from 7am on Tuesday until 8am on Friday. Read more »

Refugee trauma recovery staff join Red Cross in Wellington

Press Release – NZ Red Cross
Refugee Trauma Recovery (RTR) has today joined the New Zealand Red Cross family; a move that will provide coordinated resettlement and mental health services to former refugees in the Wellington region. Read more »

Students visit retirement village to learn and entertain

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council


Trentham School students with members of Summerset Retirement Village.

An event hosted at Summerset Retirement Village saw 30 students from Trentham Primary School and 20 residents from Summerset get together to forge new relationships and understanding across generational lines. Read more »

New ambulance is early Christmas gift

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance

Bill English, Wellington Free Ambulance

A new replacement ambulance took to the streets of Wellington today thanks to a generous donation from the Lloyd Morrison Foundation. Wellington Free Ambulance Chief Executive Diana Crossan says the timing is perfect as the service gears up for a busy holiday season. Read more »

Summer School to ask “what has art got to do with public health?”

Press Release – University of Otago
What has art got to do with public health? How can people be “nudged” to better health using behavioural economics? And what emerging infectious diseases should we really worry about? Read more »

Patients evacuated after mattress set on fire at hospital’s mental health unit

News from CCDHB
There has been a fire in the mental health unit at Wellington Regional Hospital. Read more »

Youthline Wellington needs money

Press Release – Youthline
Youthline Wellington has been running for 45 years, and we desperately need your help. Local government funding cuts mean we may be forced to reduce – or possibly even terminate – our services, potentially putting thousands of vulnerable young people at risk. Read more »

Diabetes riders to contest Cycle Classic

Press Release – NZCT New Zealand Cycle Classic
A professional cycling team made up of riders who all have Type 1 diabetes will make its first appearance in January’s New Zealand Cycle Classic, a UCI 2.2 five-stage race to be held entirely in the Wairarapa Read more »

“Proud” Chair of Hutt Valley DHB retiring after six years

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB
Improved performance on national health targets, a stronger financial position and better relationships with primary care are achievements Hutt Valley DHB Chair Dr Virginia Hope is especially proud of. Read more »

Top prize awarded at World Congress on Integrated Care

Press Release – Equally Well
Equally Well, a New Zealand collaborative initiative to improve physical health for people experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues, was the topic of a presentation that won the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Best Paper Award at the 4th World Congress on Integrated Care, last week in Wellington. Read more »

Malaghan Institute launching new immunotherapy against cancer

Press Release – Malaghan Institute
The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is initiating an exciting new partnership with Chinese researchers to develop and trial leading-edge cancer immunotherapies in New Zealand. Hunan Medical Research Group will be visiting Wellington on 28th November, as part of a delegation from the city of Changsha, to sign a letter of intent to partner with the Malaghan Institute to develop new CAR-T cell therapies against cancer. Read more »

Children’s Hospital increases its checks on family violence

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A ‘back to basics’ approach at the Wellington Children’s Hospital has resulted in a leap in Capital & Coast DHB’s (CCDHB) family violence screening rates, which are now among the highest of any DHB around the country. Read more »

Tape art workshop for Disability Pride Week

News from Art Access
Team work, fun and new skills is what the tape art workshop will bring to Disability Pride Week, to be held from 27 November to 3 December in Wellington. Read more »

Schools briefed on asbestos removal and demolition of Molesworth Street building

Press Release – Wellington Region Emergency Management Office
Thorndon schools and pre-schools were briefed yesterday by the Wellington City Council on how the quake-damaged office block at 61 Molesworth Street will be deconstructed by the property’s owner Prime Property. Read more »

Sixty Christmas trees at Wellington Hospital

Press Release – Wellington Hospitals and Health Foundation

Wellington Hospital Foundation volunteers have spent two days preparing Wellington Hospital and Wellington Children’s Hospital for Christmas. Read more »

Coleman praises Hutt DHB

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show that DHBs continue to perform well and remain close to achieving a number of targets. “The latest health target results for July to September 2016 are a credit to our hardworking health workforce in Hutt Valley,” says Dr Coleman. Read more »

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