Archive for the 'Health' Category

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 »

Warehouse lens sales raise money for Women’s Refuge youth programme

Press Release – Wellington Womens Refuge
Lens cloths sold over the counters at The Warehouse will help to make a huge contribution to the Women’s Refuge this year. Read more »

Experts at Wellington summit aiming to eliminate Hepatitis C

Press Release – Senate SHJ
A broad range of New Zealanders who support patients with hepatitis C are tomorrow coming to a Summit in Wellington – they’ll be the first in the world to acknowledge World Hepatitis Day 2015. Read more »

Birthday celebrations and cake for Wellington’s seven therapy horses

Press Release – Riding for the Disabled
In the Southern Hemisphere, 1 August is widely celebrated as the official birthday of all horses. There is some science behind this date, relating to when the weather starts warming up and mares are likely to deliver their foals. But regardless of the accuracy of the date – it’s still an occasion recognised by many horse-lovers. None more so than at Wellington Riding for the Disabled (WRDA) which is giving each of its horses a slice of birthday cake on 1 August to celebrate their big day (carrot cake of course!). Read more »

Breastfeeding Day to be celebrated with eight latch-on events in Wellington

Press Release – Big Latch On
From en-masse marae sit-ins and mum ‘n bub coffee groups in city malls, to a mammillary gathering on a pig farm and a maternal meeting at a cheese factory, Big Latch On events will celebrate the all-important role breast feeding plays in babies’ lives, and on 31 July and 1 August there will be eight of them in Wellington. Read more »

Paramedic students back from Vanuatu

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
Whitireia paramedic students Kristy Green and Finn Prendergast have returned from a clinical placement in Vanuatu. Read more »

Wellington psychiatrist joining Pharmac advisory committee

Press Release – PHARMAC
Pharmac medical director Dr John Wyeth is welcoming the appointment of a new Chair and two new members to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC). Read more »

Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals nearing full capacity, warns medical officer

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
People who are unwell or have minor injuries are being encouraged to seek medical help from their GP, as Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals are at or near full capacity. Read more »

From patient to volunteer for new help desk at Kenepuru Hospital

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Johnsonville resident Valerie Smith usually attends her twice weekly appointments at Kenepuru Hospital as a patient, but for the next two months it will be as a volunteer as well, helping other people with disabilities use our health services. Read more »

Sea turtle in critical condition at Wellington Zoo; CT scan on Friday

News from Wellington Zoo
The female sea turtle receiving care at Wellington Zoo’s The Nest Te Kōhanga has shown encouraging signs of movement. However, the turtle, nicknamed ‘Ridley’, remains in a critical condition. Read more »

Doctors’ survey shows DHBs continue to fall short on clinical leadership

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
“District health boards are continuing to fall woefully short when it comes to providing a workplace culture that encourages clinical leadership in health decision-making,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

In its 114th year, Soup Kitchen raising money to continue its work

Press Release – Soup Kitchen Wellington
2015 marks 114 years of the Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen in Wellington. The Soup Kitchen provides two hot meals a day, six days a week. On Friday it holds its Annual Street Day Appeal. Read more »

Four top chefs cook for families at Ronald McDonald House

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House


Chefs from some of Wellington’s most generous restaurants donned their aprons, sharpened their knives and cooked for Ronald McDonald House Wellington (RMHA) tonight. Read more »

Artists raising money and awareness for youth suicide and depression

Press Release – Heart for Youth
Three Wellington artists are planning an exhibition to help fight youth suicide – last year 46 teenagers aged between 15 and 19 took their lives. Read more »

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