Archive for the 'Health' Category

Capital and Coast DHB needs at least an extra $16m, says nurse

Press Release – NZNO
New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and registered nurse Freya Head is one of many calling on the Government to invest to invest at least $16 million over what is expected for Capital and Coast DHB Thursday’s Budget, just to maintain Wellington’s health care services. Read more »

Dredging, dumping, and the threat of DDT in Oriental Bay


by Jim Mikoz
Centreport and the Wellington Regional Council must be hoping the public will be distracted by their harbour entrance dredging proposal, so that their other dredging plan doesn’t get noticed. Read more »

Record number of doctors and nurses working in DHB, says Minister

News from NZ Government
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are taking care of patients in Wellington’s Capital & Coast District Health Board, according to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Read more »

Music Therapy Week at Massey

Press Release – Massey University
New Zealand’s inaugural Music Therapy Week begins this weekend, highlighting the healing qualities of music, and raising awareness of music therapy. The theme of the week is Celebrating Music Therapy. Read more »

Is it serious? Cats, toxoplasmosis, and microchipping


One of the Wellington City Council’s justifications for its proposed anti-cat bylaw is the threat of toxoplasmosis. The council tells us it’s a disease “which can have serious health implications for humans, especially pregnant women and people with impaired immunity. New Zealand has high rates of toxoplasmosis, with more than 40% of the population infected.” Oh dear – so what’s it doing about this raging epidemic?
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Sean Plunket to help raise profile of Medical Research Foundation

Press Release – Research for Life
Sean Plunket, the media mentor and former Morning Report host, has accepted an invitation to join the board of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation as the Foundation, known as ‘Research for Life’ embarks on a programme to raise its profile and broaden its support base. Read more »

AuramerBio makes diagnosis easier, faster and smarter

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A new medical diagnostics start-up company spun out of Victoria University of Wellington is to revolutionise the way medical professionals diagnose and monitor the health of their patients. Read more »

Forum at Silverstream to improve outcomes for people with disabilities

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Experts and community members will meet next month to share experiences and knowledge, and discuss how to further improve the quality of health services for people with disabilities in the greater Wellington region. Read more »

Wellington College teenagers tackle childhood obesity with sandwich bags

Press Release – Happy Packs
Happy Packs, a Young Enterprise Scheme business from Wellington College, has today announced a commitment to help tackle childhood obesity in New Zealand. Read more »

Canadian students celebrate Nursing Day in Porirua

Press Release – Whitireia
A group of six students and two tutors from the nursing programme at Canada’s Camosun College will celebrate International Nurses Day today in Porirua. Read more »

Coroner investigating issues behind four mental health deaths

News from PSA
The Coroner’s decision to investigate four mental health related deaths in one case will yield valuable information about services in the Wellington region, the PSA says. Read more »

New Zealand’s first Music Therapy Week

Press Release – Great Things
The healing qualities of music have been recognised in popular culture for centuries, but there’s much more to it than listening to sad music when dealing with heartbreak. The life-changing impact of music therapy is set to be celebrated in New Zealand’s first Music Therapy Week from 21-29 May. Read more »

“Patients will suffer:” PSA deeply concerned at funding cuts to DHBs

Press Release – Public Service Association
Health minister Jonathan Coleman must reconsider his decision to cut funding in real terms for 10 District Health Boards in this year’s budget, the Public Service Association says. Read more »

Massey celebrating nurses’ day

Press Release – Massey University
Thursday marks International Nurses Day – the annual celebration to mark the contributions nurses make to society around the globe, as well as commemorating the birthday of one of the world’s most famous nurses, Florence Nightingale, born in Italy on May 12, 1820. Read more »

Wellington doctor aiming for seat on Regional Council

A leading Wellington surgeon with a strong environmental agenda is to be a candidate for the Regional Council in the October elections. Read more »

Mother’s Day run and walk attracts 543 people supporting heart health

Press Release – Jennian Homes
The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk took place in the Wellington CBD today, with 543 people taking part in support of women’s heart health. Read more »

Health Board taking Fletchers to court over leaks in Wellington Hospital

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has initiated legal proceedings in the High Court in relation to the pinhole leaks discovered in the plumbing at the Wellington Regional Hospital. Read more »

Cancer Society’s relay for life to stay on Frank Kitts Park after reconstruction

News from WCC
The Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life event is to stay in its long-time home of Frank Kitts Park, following a meeting yesterday between the Mayor, Council staff and representatives from the Cancer Society. Read more »

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