Archive for the 'Health' Category

“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 »

Amazon humidity, Everest base camp altitude…in Wellington

Press Release – University of Otago
Researchers can now explore complex health questions in a unique environmental simulation suite at the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Wellington to celebrate Disability Pride Week

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
Wellington will celebrate Disability Pride Week, an event initiated and led by the disabled community and opening at Te Papa on Sunday. Read more »

Signs of stress, and how to cope

by Ian Apperley
A few days after the 7.8 quake, signs of stress are starting show through with some people. It’s important to recognise this and to find appropriate support. Read more »

Senior doctors urged to speak out for patients missing out on health care

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
Christchurch surgeon Associate Professor Phil Bagshaw, who chairs the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust, is calling on doctors to actively speak out for their patients who are missing out on much-needed health care and for the provision of a quality public health system. Read more »

UK hospital scandal happening in NZ, says doctor

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
The Mid-Staffordshire hospital scandal is happening in slow motion in New Zealand, says Dr Hein Stander, the President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Floodwater contaminated by sewage in Paraparaumu town centre

Kapiti Coast District Council
Stormwater and floodwater contaminated by sewage is flowing in parts of the Paraparaumu town centre including Waimarie Street and Moana Road. Read more »

Wastewater in Waiwhetu Stream – does anybody agree with it?

Press Release – Wellington Water
The community is being asked for feedback on potential options for temporary discharges of treated wastewater from the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read more »

Hospital Boards seek court action to stop doctors’ strike supporting safer rosters

News from NZRDA
New Zealand’s twenty District Health Boards have made an application to the Employment Court for an urgent injunction to stop resident doctors from striking on 23 and 24 November in support of safer rosters. Read more »

Our smoky past in a Courtenay Place bus stop

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Our smoky past comes to life in a bus stop on Sunday in Courtenay Place. Read more »

Massey scientist Investigating our sexual health and infections

Press Release – Massey University


Dr Collette Bromhead from Massey University’s College of Health.

A Massey University health scientist hopes to create more awareness about the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment for rare sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand. Read more »

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