Archive for the 'Health' Category

A rugby scrum of drunks

On the same day that the new Health Minister praised Wellington Hospital for processing patients more rapidly in its emergency department, a doctor from the same department said that rowdy late-night drunks are scaring patients away. Read more »

Health Minister praises Wellington Hospital for progress in emergency department

The new minister of health Jonathan Coleman visited Wellington Hospital today and praised the local health board for making “great progress” in reaching the government’s target for shorter stays in its emergency department. Read more »

Wellington’s favourite faces being cleaned up for Movember

Press Release – Movember
Some of the best known upper lips in Wellington have taken up the Movember challenge to boldly grow a Mo in the name of men’s health awareness for 30 days this November. Read more »

Police vs councillors

The feud between the police and Wellington city councillors was in its second day yesterday. Read more »

Round the Bays gets an official charity

Press Release – CIGNA
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd (Cigna) announced today its partnership with Achilles International New Zealand. Achilles provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Cigna Round the Bays, as well as at high-profile international events like the New York Marathon. Read more »

Five days a week: breakfast at Porirua’s Windley School makes a difference

Report from NZEI by Judith Nowotarski
When it came out this week that Treasury had advised the government that school breakfasts had no measurable impact on educational performance, principals of low decile schools around the country were flabbergasted. Read more »

Wellington surgeons pioneering new blend of treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Vascular surgeons at Wellington Hospital are pioneering a new safer, faster treatment for patients with deep vein thrombosis in New Zealand. Read more »

Wellington Hospital is ready for ebola patients, says doctor

Wellington Hospital is one of three designated receiving hospitals for any patient suspected to be carrying the Ebola virus, according to a report in the NZ Herald. Read more »

Aphasia patients: taking the fear out of talking

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A gavel is predominantly associated with a court room, but a new ‘Gavel Club’ for people dealing with aphasia is doing wonders for improving their language and communication skills. Read more »

Lorenzo Bresolin has shaved off his spectacular moustache for Movember

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Lorenzo Bresolin, judge of the Great Food Race and bearer of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular moustaches, has shaved it off all in the name of Movember and men’s health. Read more »

Whitireia celebrates ten years of its Pacific nursing programme

Press Release – Whitireia NZ
Whitireia will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Bachelor of Nursing Pacific programme on Friday. Read more »

Wellington experts develop new guidelines for prostate cancer treatment

Press Release – University of Otago
New guidelines for active surveillance of prostate cancer will improve health outcomes for those with low grade diagnoses, according to two University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) experts who had input in to the international recommendations. Read more »

Wellington Hospital wants you to talk about donating some organs

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Patients, visitors and staff at Wellington Hospital will be encouraged to have a slightly different conversation tomorrow as part of Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness day. Read more »

Hutt groups partnering to encourage summer exercise by women

Press Release – Ignite Sport
Hutt Valley women have plenty of incentive to kickstart summer exercise in the next few weeks. Read more »

Wellington researchers discover new technology for asthma vaccine

News from VUW
A team of Wellington researchers has discovered new vaccine technology that can be used to treat asthma and other allergic diseases. With asthma now affecting up to one in four New Zealand children, the researchers say this is a promising step in the challenge to understand and control asthma. Read more »

Wellington artist Fraser Hoffe featuring in mental health campaign

News from Arts Access Aotearoa

Fraser Hoffe of Wellington is one of five artists to be featured in a national campaign aimed at changing attitudes and behaviour towards people with disabilities, sensory impairment and mental ill-health. Read more »

More home care support workers needed for Porirua

Press Release – Access Healthcare
As home support plays an increasingly important role in healthcare services, new challenges have emerged for home care providers – recruiting sufficient support worker staff. The regional manager for Porirua based Access Homehealth, Janine Gera, says the home support sector makes a major contribution to one of today’s most recognised health issues – our ageing population. Read more »

Song written and released for ‘Make a Wish’ children’s charity

Press Release – Make A Wish NZ
When April Phillips was approached by Make A Wish New Zealand for permission to use one of her songs to use as a music bed for their videos of children receiving wishes, she went one better and wrote a song especially for the organization. Read more »

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