Archive for the 'Health' Category

Hospital replaces a CT scanner with new technology – first of its kind in NZ

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
All hands were on deck today when Wellington Regional Hospital took possession of its new CT scanner. Read more »

Te Omanga Hospice buys former aged-care facility as temporary home during rebuild

Press Release – Te Omanga Hospice
Te Omanga Hospice, the Hutt Valley specialist palliative care provider, today announced that it purchased Britannia House in Petone at an auction in Lower Hutt yesterday. Britannia House is a former aged care facility which closed late last year due to financial difficulties. Read more »

Free wi-fi for overnight patients in Wellington and Hutt hospitals

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Staying in hospital is more enjoyable with free WiFi provided at Wellington Regional, Kenepuru Community and Hutt Hospitals and the Kapiti Health Centre. Free WiFi – which lets mobile phones and devices connect to the internet – is available to patients staying overnight. Read more »

Laidlaw promises community conversations about clean water

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
A new national report on water quality reinforces the need for regional councils to work with communities on managing freshwater says Chris Laidlaw, Greater Wellington Regional Council chair. Read more »

Streetdance workshops partnering with smokefree campaign

Press Release – Street Dance New Zealand
Street Dance New Zealand (SDNZ) has partnered with Smokefree to inspire the community to live smokefree lives through some of New Zealand’s top talent taking free community workshops around the country. Read more »

International nutritionist visiting Massey

Press Release – Massey University
A leading nutritionist who specialises in indigenous peoples’ food systems, is visiting Massey University for five weeks to partner on a project with the School of Public Health. Read more »

Lyall Bay “disinfected” after network fault causes another wastewater spillage

There’s new pollution in Lyall Bay this morning. Read more »

Two-year trial will test centralisation of air ambulance services

Press Release – St John
A two-year trial to centralise the co-ordination and dispatch of national air ambulance helicopter services will get underway today. The trial, funded by the Ministry of Health and ACC to the tune of $591,000 a year, is the result of collaboration between St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and the Air Rescue Group. Read more »

International drug addiction expert speaking in Wellington

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
An international expert in cannabis and other drugs’ effects on the brain will be speaking in Wellington next week. Read more »

Zoo’s oldest giraffe has health check and hoof trim

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo’s veterinary team and external specialists today performed a successful health check and hoof trim on Tisa, the Zoo’s 26 year old female Giraffe, under general anaesthetic. Read more »

After Playstation theft from children’s ward, 12 Playstations, and cash, donated

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board

Patient Angus Little with one of the PlayStations donated to the children’s ward.

There has been an overwhelming public response to news that a PlayStation 4 was stolen from the Wellington Regional Hospital’s children’s ward. Read more »

Kenepuru upgrade seen as “tip of iceberg”

Press Release – PSA
Mental health facilities across the country all need urgent assessment to ensure they’re safe for clients – and for staff, says the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. Read more »

Takeover brings home and community support services to more clients

Press Release – Geneva Healthcare
Geneva Healthcare now offers its Home and Community Support Services to more clients in the lower North Island, enabling the wider community to live their best lives. Read more »

Cocktails for Rare Disease Day

Press Release – NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders
The last day in February is fast approaching, and the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) is once again gearing up to celebrate Rare Diseases Day 2017. Read more »

The issue of voluntary euthanasia – a personal story

Submission by David Barber
Herewith the text of an oral submission I made to the Health Select Committee inquiry on voluntary euthanasia today. Read more »

Self-defence course giving its fees to Women’s Refuge

Press Release – Darren Luke
A Wellington selfdefence instructor is launching a course aimed at combating the rise in public and domestic violence, with all the proceeds being donated to the Wellington Women’s Refuge. Read more »

How to get at-risk families out of “ministerial boxes”

Press Release – Massey University
Is a “wraparound” model the answer for New Zealand’s at-risk families? A Massey University psychologist and family violence expert says the holistic, collaborative approach to delivering social services is effective in bringing about long-term change, and has organised a conference to build awareness. Read more »

Wellington research shows cold homes harm youth health and schooling

Press Release – University of Otago
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that young people are experiencing increased health problems, stress, and adverse social effects from cold housing. Read more »

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