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Resident doctors’ guide to be piloted at Wellington Hospital

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz
Capital and Coast DHB is piloting the Resident Guide app for onboarding junior doctors. The six-month pilot begins in mid-August and involves all Resident Medical Officers at Wellington Hospital. Read more »

Hutt Valley matariki awards for excellence in Māori health

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB
An outstanding community health worker and an organisation changing the lives of people suffering from respiratory conditions were the supreme winners at Hutt Valley DHB’s first ever Matariki Achieving Excellence in Māori Health Awards. Read more »

Be an everyday hero – Breathe Better September

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
The Breathe Better September campaign is open for signups now, with five-year-old Sapphire being the first to get involved. Read more »

Medical cannabis industry welcomes consultation

Press Release – NZMCC
The New Zealand Medical Cannabis Council, an industry group of licensed producers, researchers, laboratories and startups, has welcomed the release of the medicinal cannabis consultation document. “We are committed to providing feedback from members in due course once we have all considered the proposals and questions asked,” said NZMCC general manager Sally King, in Wellington. Read more »

Mixed results from public recycling trial – too much contamination

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council introduced a Public Place Recycling bin trial to the capital last May, and a recent audit show it’s doing well – but we could do better. Read more »

Curtain Bank urgently needs pre-loved curtains, and linings

News from Sustainability Trust
With winter settling in and orders rolling through the door, the Wellington Curtain Bank is at risk of not having enough material to make curtains for homes that need them. Read more »

Volpara signs distribution agreement

News from Volpara
Volpara Health Technologies Limited, a Wellington medical technology company whose artificial intelligence (AI) imaging algorithms assist the early detection of breast cancer, has today entered into a full distribution agreement with AI software company ScreenPoint Medical BV. Read more »

Health care improving for Wellington diabetes patients

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Patients are at less risk of potentially dangerous events and have an improved chance of better outcomes thanks to improvements in diabetes care. Read more »

Another measles case (after a flight from Auckland) in Wellington

News from CCDHB
Regional Public Health (RPH) Wellington has been notified of a case of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. The infected person visited several public places, including taking a domestic flight from Auckland to Wellington, before they were diagnosed. At these times the person did not know they had measles. Read more »

“A big problem.” Bus drivers not getting legal breaks, says union

Report from RNZ by Harry Lock
A union representing Wellington bus drivers says they aren’t being given the amount of breaks that they should be. Read more »

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