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Flu season stretches Waitemata DHB to capacity

Flu season stretches Waitemata DHB to capacity
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 4:01PM

Waitemata DHB is reminding people to see their GP first before turning up at hospital, and is asking for help from GPs as it struggles with an influx of winter respiratory patients

Northland cancer treatment centre build reaches milestone

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 3:23PM

Northland’s brand new cancer treatment centre is one step closer to the finish line with its new roof installed this week

Financial turnaround for Nelson Marlborough DHB

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 1:49PM

Nelson Marlborough DHB has managed to turn around its financial situation to project a $1.5 million surplus for the year ending June 2015

'Grey tsunami' to drown healthcare if nothing is done - expert

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12:06PM

An expert taskforce should be established to find solutions to the economic issues in healthcare affecting older New Zealanders, a retirement policy researcher says

New Zealand intravenous drug users have lowest HIV rate ever

Tuesday 22 July 2014, 3:59PM

New Zealand is experiencing its lowest rate of HIV prevalence among injecting drug users ever recorded



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Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre roof shout

Northland DHBWednesday 23 July 2014, 3:38PM

Winter chill stretches hospital capacity

Waitemata DHBWednesday 23 July 2014, 2:34PM

Exciting times ahead for district health board

Nelson Marlborough DHBWednesday 23 July 2014, 1:52PM

Measles update: Waikato

Waikato DHBWednesday 23 July 2014, 1:14PM

Mental health and addiction services funding crisis

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A royal engagement: Urgent care doctors arise

A royal engagement: Urgent care doctors ariseThursday 17 July 2014, 10:39AM

Silverware was brought out and fine wine was on tap at Government House in Auckland last month, to celebrate the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care’s new status. But the red carpet hasn’t always been rolled out for this new breed of healthcare professionals. Reynald Castaneda looks back at the genesis of urgent care doctors and looks ahead to what new challenges await

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Motor mightier than microbe - Danger on foreign roads

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:36PM

In New Zealand, about 600 road accidents in 2013 resulting in death or injury were caused by foreign tourists. The statistic became particularly well announced over the recent Queen’s Birthday weekend when four of the six deaths during the holiday were caused by tourists

The South Canterbury experiment: no PHO, no fear

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:52PM

PHOs were set up to fund and support primary healthcare services. But for the past four years, in a little corner of the country, those services have run without a PHO. Southern correspondent Liane Topham-Kindley investigates the South Canterbury experiment


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E-enrolment design to be revealed in coming months

E-enrolment design to be revealed in coming monthsThursday 17 July 2014, 10:59AM

Details on how e-enrolments will work behind the scenes are set to be revealed in the coming months.

Solo GP practice still not a goldmine when selling

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:22PM

The business of general practice was a focus for several speakers at the Rotorua GP CME last month.

Feilding GPs get integrated ahead of construction work

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:47PM

Feilding GPs expect the town’s long-planned integrated family health centre can now be completed by late next year


Extra Coverage

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Equity and child poverty

Ruth BrownTuesday 24 June 2014, 11:21AM

Ballot 2014

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Collecting Alliance Leadership Teams

Barbara FountainWednesday 02 April 2014, 12:00AM

Budget 2014

Barbara FountainWednesday 26 March 2014, 12:10PM

A new performance and incentive programme

Barbara FountainThursday 31 October 2013, 5:01PM

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The “video doctor service” at Matakana Island’s Te Awanui Hauora has been running since late 2013. This short video shows how it works from a patient's viewpoint.


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Who gets the best parking space? Another classic moment from Green Wing

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Four films from the New Zealand Film Festival (part 1)

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Sometimes a complete change of game plan is the only option

Sometimes a complete change of game plan is the only optionThursday 17 July 2014, 10:44AM

It’s winter and ambivalent rugby fan David Galler finds himself reflecting on a famous test match and the lessons it holds for our health system.

Nanny state debate? Bring it on, says Green Party’s Hague

Wednesday 02 July 2014, 1:30PM

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Ten patients I view differently after my own pregnancy

Wednesday 18 June 2014, 1:55PM

Joanna Strom is about to embark on GPEP2 after a period of maternity leave. She reflects on her newly acquired knowledge


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GPs follow specialists’ requests despite risks

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Growing Up in New Zealand Vulnerability Report 1

Growing Up in New Zealand/University of AucklandMonday 21 July 2014, 2:24PM

Health Quality & Safety Commission Quality & Safety Markers report

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Eighth PMMRC report June 2014

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review CommitteeWednesday 02 July 2014, 12:00AM

Capitation payments from 1 July 2014

Ministry of HealthTuesday 24 June 2014, 12:18PM

Growing Up in New Zealand: the First Two Years

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