Archive for the 'Health' Category

Wanted: hospital equipment

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Each year over $130,000 of equipment is walked, carried or wheeled from Capital & Coast District Health Board never to be returned. Read more »

Samaritans want NZers to be proactive about preventing suicide

Press Release – Samaritans of Wellington
Samaritans urge New Zealanders to be proactive about preventing suicide after provisional suicide statistics released yesterday confirm 564 lives were lost by suicide in 2014/15. Read more »

Fashion event at Prefab to support breast cancer research

Press Release – Breast Cancer Cure
The exclusive Fashion For a Cure event is returning to Wellington on October 21, in the Prefab Hall. MC Carly Binding will host an exclusive evening of fashion with Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) to help take a stand against breast cancer and move one step closer to their goal of finding a cure. Read more »

Planning for happiness: the city council is worrying about your wellbeing

News from Wellington City Council
Monday marks the beginning of Wellington Wellbeing Week (5 –11 October). Run in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign aiming to increase the wellbeing of individuals and communities and help them to flourish, this year’s theme is ‘Give – your time, your words, your presence’. Read more »

Health boards making inadequate progress on involving doctors in hospitals

Wellington’s two health boards have been given the lowest marks in an ASMS survey highlighting clinical engagement in hospitals. Read more »

Leading US bio-medical researchers meeting Wellington surgeons

Press Release – Gillies McIndoe Research Institute
Two world-renowned American bio-medical researchers will give free public lectures in Wellington on Monday. Read more »

Whitireia’s Māori nursing graduates bring distinct skill set

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech

Whitireia New Zealand will tomorrow hold a graduation ceremony for the last group of Bachelor of Nursing Māori students to finish in July, before the programme moves to a November end date from 2016. Read more »

Women’s health conference at Te Papa

Press Release – RANZCOG
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) New Zealand Committee will be hosting its Annual Scientific Meeting in Wellington at Te Papa Tongarewa, from today until Friday. Read more »

Free day of yoga

Press Release – Wellington Free Yoga Day
On Monday 26 October, a day of free yoga classes will be provided to Wellingtonians by local yoga teachers. Read more »

Record-breaking? Free blood pressure checks at 21 supermarkets on Saturday

News from Stroke Foundation
Twentyone Wellington supermarkets are among 200 venues taking part in Saturday’s Big New Zealand Blood Pressure check which is aiming to break records for the number of people to have their blood pressure tested in one day. The Stroke Foundation hopes that more than 20,000 New Zealanders will get a free health check on the day. Read more »

Warning about increase in UV rays

News from MetService
Daylight savings changes mark the time of year when sunshine hours and temperatures start to rise rapidly. “Although spring weather can be fickle, we see a large increase in the hours of bright sunshine at this time of year,” says MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Month

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) is challenging New Zealanders to take action against breast cancer this October and help raise funds for awareness and education programmes, potentially life-saving research, medical equipment, and services to support women with breast cancer. Read more »

Addiction treatment world class, says report

Press Release – Salvation Army
A twelve month evaluation study of people treated for alcohol and drug dependency at The Salvation Army Bridge Treatment Programme is to be launched in Wellington on Friday. It reports that client recovery outcomes match those of leading international treatment programmes. Read more »

$8m three-year plan to improve medical access for 185,000 patients

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Improved access and a greater focus on managing patients with long-term conditions in the community are part of a pilot programme being launched by the Capital & Coast District Health Board, says Board Chair Dr Virginia Hope. Read more »

Takeover of 3 Wellington private hospitals involves sale of Boulcott Hospital

Press Release – Commerce Commission
The Commission has given clearance to Evolution Healthcare (NZ) Pty Limited to acquire all of the shares in Austron Limited, subject to Evolution selling Boulcott Hospital. Read more »

“Walk for the cause” – registrations open

Press Release – New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
Registrations are now open for the Estee Lauder Companies Pink Star Walks in Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch. Read more »

DHB tries to stop doctor criticising TPPA

News from ASMS
The Whanganui District Health Board has summoned a senior hospital doctor to a disciplinary meeting because of his views on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
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Another 10 years: Whitireia renews partnership with Free Ambulance

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
Whitireia NZ Chief Executive Chris Gosling and his Wellington Free Ambulance counterpart Diana Crossan have signed a new 10 year partnership between the two organisations in a ceremony at the Whitireia campus in Porirua. Read more »

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