Archive for the 'Health' Category

Cost-cutting threatens help for 1000 old people in Manawatu

News from PSA
The Public Service Association says cuts to MidCentral DHB funding for home management may result in less work and loss of jobs for workers who support some of Manawatu’s most vulnerable residents. Read more »

Tougher controls on car-washing to stop pollution going into Porirua Harbour

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council last night passed a stormwater bylaw to control what people flush into the stormwater network to better protect Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour. Read more »

Petone action hui will discuss high rates of sudden infant deaths

Press Release – Whakawhetu National SIDS Prevention for Maori
Exceptionally high rates of Maori SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) have prompted a call to action hui being held at Kokiri Marae in Petone this Thursday. Read more »

Hospital’s emergency department nearing target for shorter stays

News from NZ Government
The latest quarterly health target results show Capital & Coast DHB is making steady progress, according to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Read more »

Four Wellington charities to try “fun and philanthropic” crowd-funding

Press Release – The Funding Network
Four Wellington charities – working to make local communities healthier, helping troubled teens and empowering young change-makers – will pitch for dollars at The Funding Network’s next crowdfunding event. Read more »

Massey professor to speak about better healthcare solutions

Press Release – Massey University
One of New Zealand’s leading public health experts is calling for a move away from 20th century medical treatments. Read more »

Hutt Hospital emergency visits have blown budget, claims Annette King

News from Labour Party
DHB budgets at Hutt Hospital and four other DHBs are not able to cope with rises in emergency department visits, putting patients at risk, Labour Health spokesperson Annette King says. Read more »

Biodegradable paper cups replacing polystyrene at Wellington Hospital

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Wellington Hospital has taken another step towards environmental sustainability by introducing a biodegradable alternative for the 1.3 million polystyrene cups that are used ever year by patients, staff, and visitors. Read more »

57% increase in elective surgeries for Wellingtonians, claims Minister

News from NZ Government
More Capital and Coast District Health Board patients are receiving the elective surgeries they need compared to seven years ago, according to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Read more »

Professor Coster leading VUW initiatives to improve health and wellbeing

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
One of New Zealand’s most experienced health sector leaders, Professor Gregor Coster, will chair initiatives at Victoria University of Wellington focused on improving health and wellbeing. Read more »

Wellington design student’s lemon tea towels raising money for Starship

Press Release – Starship
Wellington design student Ruby Seeto’s newest fundraising tea towel in collaboration with Wallace Cotton is a gorgeous summery vision of lemons and vines, featuring a simple and fun recipe: “Pink Lemonade for Starship”. But there is a nod to her art imitating her own life as Ruby’s own introduction to Starship was less than idyllic. Read more »

ACC planning Wellington conference to focus on needs of older people

Press Release – ACC
In October, ACC is sponsoring a rehabilitation conference in Wellington in October to bring together a number of international experts and include a focus on the needs of older New Zealanders. This conference will coincide with World Osteoporosis Day, and will highlight the importance of falls prevention, as well as recovery in caring for older people. Read more »

Wellington artist supports calls to improve access to breastfeeding in workplace

Press Release – New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority
The New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority (NZBA) is calling for stronger workplace policies for nursing mothers as part of World Breastfeeding Week this week (August 1-7). Read more »

200 primary health care nurses meeting in Wellington

Press Release – NZNO
From today in Wellington over 200 primary health care nurses from around New Zealand meet to discuss and learn of innovation in nursing practice at their annual conference. Read more »

Health problems in J’ville rental house show need for more regulations: Greens

News from Green Party
This week’s report about Lamar Aspinall contracting rheumatic fever from living in a cold, mouldy rental home in Johnsonville is another reminder of why we urgently need a Government-regulated rental housing Warrant of Fitness, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Health budget cut by $1.7billion in 5 years, claims Annette King

News from NZ Labour Party
Chronic underfunding by National has seen the health budget slashed by $1.7 billion since 2010, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. Read more »

Ridley the sea turtle is recovering, ready to leave zoo’s hospital

News from Wellington Zoo


The endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtle receiving care at Wellington Zoo’s The Nest Te Kōhanga has gone from strength to strength over the last two weeks. Read more »

Adult vaccinations: a seminar in Wellington

Press Release – Medicines New Zealand
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions known. Read more »

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