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High-quality endoscopic care coming to Lower Hutt

Press Release – Southern Cross Healthcare
Southern Cross Hospitals Limited has joined forces with a group of specialists to build a new endoscopy unit in Lower Hutt to service the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast. Read more »

Training exercise at Hospital

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast DHB and Wellington Free Ambulance will carry out a joint training exercise at Wellington Regional Hospital on the morning of Thursday. Read more »

Health Board finds an interim chief executive

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
The Capital and Coast DHB Board today congratulated Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the role of Director-General of Health, and is pleased to announce former Whanganui DHB chief executive Julie Patterson as interim chief executive to replace Dr Bloomfield. Read more »

Alcohol reduction expert coming to Wellington

Press Release – Joe Public Relations
It’s Friday night, the end of an arduous week at work. You’ve had a couple of beers or a few glasses of wine – do you really need another one? A common scenario for many people who struggle saying no to that extra glass. The good news is that help is on its way. Read more »

Telehealth a clot-busting game-changer

Press Release – Telestroke
The chance of patients avoiding permanent brain damage or disability from stroke looks set to dramatically improve, thanks to the success of a New Zealand hospital telehealth pilot now being progressively rolled out nationwide. Read more »

Students find deficiencies in warning labels on alcohol containers

Press Release – University of Otago
Health warning labels on alcohol beverage containers in New Zealand are highly deficient, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows. Read more »

Ryman profit rises 14%, increased dividend for shareholders

News from Ryman Healthcare
Ryman Healthcare, who have recently opened the Bob Scott retirement village in Petone and who are planning new ones in Karori and Newtown, report that their full year underlying profit has risen 14.2% to $203.5 million and audited reported profit after tax has lifted 8.8% to $388.2 million, thanks to growing demand for independent living and aged care. Read more »

Obesity a tough topic for GPs, research reveals

Press Release – University of Otago
New University of Otago research highlights the difficulties for GPs of discussing obesity with patients who are overweight and signals the need for resources to support them and other community health providers in this role. Read more »

Health Board planning to sell properties in Newtown and Porirua

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast DHB is seeking feedback on potential plans to sell properties in Porirua and Newtown. Read more »

Youthline needs helpers for its street appeal

Press Release – Youthline
Volunteer collectors are needed for the Youthline Wellington Street Appeal on Thursday 24th May 2018. Read more »

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