Archive for the 'Health' Category

Emergency department getting extra support from Women’s Refuge

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Wellington Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department now has 24/7 support for victims of domestic violence, thanks to a new partnership with Wellington Women’s Refuge. Read more »

Survey shows 84 per cent support for more smoke-free areas in Wellington

News from WCC
Wellington City Councillors will discuss the results of a survey on extending Wellington’s outdoor smoke-free areas at this week’s Community Sport and Recreation committee meeting. Read more »

Democracy, the living wage, and Jonah

The Chamber of Commerce should be having second thoughts about its legal challenge to the Wellington City Council’s living wage decision. Read more »

Progress on researching level of unmet health need

Press Release – ASMS
A research project to measure unmet health need among adults in New Zealand is making significant progress, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Doctors and dentists warned of toxic environment in health system

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
The environment senior doctors and dentists are working in is increasingly toxic, the President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), Dr Hein Stander, told senior doctors and dentists this morning. Read more »

New joint funding initiative for women’s health problems

Press Release – Compass Health
Women needing medical help to investigate and relieve some menstrual problems and pelvic organ prolapse can now receive faster care, closer to home through a local GP practice. Read more »

Curtain Bank helps 520 families

Press Release – Sustainability Trust
Another 520 Wellington families have warmer, healthier homes thanks to Sustainability Trust’s Curtain Bank. Read more »

New health network enabling help for patients abusing drugs

Press Release – Compass Health
Compass Health PHO is encouraging Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti and Wairarapa healthcare providers to join a network helping health professionals share information about patients who may be abusing or seeking drugs. Read more »

Christmas Tree Festival coming to the airport for the first time

Press Release – Cystic Fibrosis Association
Travellers to Wellington Airport won’t be able to miss this year’s Cystic Fibrosis annual Christmas Tree Festival. Read more »

Lung Foundation launched after lung health seminar

Press Release – Lung Foundation New Zealand
Lung Foundation New Zealand was officially launched tonight at the Rydges Hotel in Wellington, after hosting a National Lung Health Seminar which featured a keynote address by leading Australian Pulmonologist, Dr Lucy Morgan, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, Concord Hospital, NSW and a range of other expert speakers. Read more »

Wellington landmarks turning purple

Press Release – Neonatal Trust
Landmarks in Wellington will be lit up in a campaign for World Prematurity Day on 17 November. Read more »

Hutt City bridges to ‘light up purple’ for World Prematurity Day

Press Release – Neonatal Trust
Landmarks around New Zealand will be lit up alongside international landmarks in a campaign for World Prematurity Day on 17 November. In Hutt City, the Ewen Bridge and Melling Bridge will both be illuminated purple to support this awareness campaign.
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Riding for Ruby – a trailbiking fund-raiser

Press Release – Ruby Red Trust
Good weather and 300+ riders are hoped for by the organisers of the Ruby Red Trust annual trail bike ride on Sunday 22 November at Orongaronga Station. Read more »

Irene van Dyk backing dentists’ “drink water” campaign

Press Release – New Zealand Dental Association
Kiwi families are being urged to “Switch to Water” as the Dental Association attempts to halt the march of tooth decay. Former Silver Fern player Irene van Dyk is backing the campaign to replace sugary drinks with water as this year’s National Oral Health Day ambassador. Read more »

Myth-busting dementia summit starts in Wellington

Press Release – Bupa
While a majority of respondents are fearful of the disease, dementia remains misunderstood Read more »

Autism spectrum workshops in Wellington this month

Press Release – Altogether Autism
Altogether Autism will run a workshop to upskill education and health professionals working with those on the autism spectrum this month. Read more »

Art co-op helping ambulance service

Press Release – ARTrove
Wellington art co-operative ARTrove is hosting an art fundraiser this month for the region’s only ambulance service, and the only one in the country that’s free. Read more »

$500 fines for three (out of 40) retailers who sold cigarettes to children

Press Release – Regional Public Health – Wellington
Three retailers sold cigarettes to underage volunteers during controlled purchase operations carried out in the Wellington region last month. Read more »

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