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12 Signs to look out for these holidays

Friday 21 December 2012, 11:01AM

Media release from ACC: No matter what your astrological traits, we can all be injury prevention stars when it comes to reducing the risk of accidents these summer holidays.
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'Access to medical care during Christmas and New Year'

Friday 21 December 2012, 10:31AM

Media release from Central PHO: While everyone is enjoying the Christmas and New Year break the MidCentral General Practice Teams will be operating normal business hours except for the statutory holidays of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the day following New Year’s Day
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New Ombudsman announced

Friday 21 December 2012, 10:16AM

Media release from Office of the Ombudsman: The Speaker announced today the appointment of a new Ombudsman who will be joining us in 2013
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Asthma Foundation farewells outgoing medical director

Friday 21 December 2012, 10:01AM

Media release from Asthma Foundation: Angela Francis, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation, announced the resignation of Associate Professor Bob Hancox as medical director of the Foundation
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Médecins Sans Frontières condemns targeting of health workers in Pakistan

Friday 21 December 2012, 09:59AM

Media release from Médecins Sans Frontières: Regardless of who is responsible for the recent escalation of attacks against health workers in Pakistan, the targeting of medical personnel has created a situation in which both patients and medical workers are at risk of losing their lives while seeking or providing healthcare, the international organisation Médecins Sans Frontières said today
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South Island Alliance partners with Orion Health

Friday 21 December 2012, 09:42AM

Media release from Orion Health: The South Island Alliance today announces that it has selected Orion Health, a leading provider of health IT solutions, as its preferred provider to work on planning for a new patient administration system for the South Islands’ one million residents and five South Island District Health Boards (DHBs)
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Helen Reriti new executive officer

Thursday 20 December 2012, 03:50PM

Media release from West Coast PHO: This week the West Coast Primary Health Organisation (WCPHO) announced a new Executive Officer
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Shellfish warning on both coasts

Thursday 20 December 2012, 03:01PM

Media release from Waikato DHB: Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) warnings are in place on both the east and west coasts of the North Island.
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New Zealand: Working too hard and stressed

Thursday 20 December 2012, 02:58PM

Media release from Southern Cross Healthcare: If you feel you work too hard – you’re not alone. As New Zealanders knock off for a couple of weeks of well-deserved holiday, a new survey has found the down time will be more welcome than ever.
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Lifetime Health Diary – South Canterbury DHB first to use in NZ

Thursday 20 December 2012, 01:10PM

Media release from South Canterbury DHB: In line with SCDHBs priorities of better, sooner and more convenient access to healthcare SCDHB is piloting a new innovation for delivering care in the community for at-risk patients with complex needs. Lifetime Health Diary™ is a client owned web based diary which enables individuals to better manage their health needs.
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Early Christmas gift for Christchurch Hospital Child Health division

Thursday 20 December 2012, 01:07PM

Media release from Canterbury DHB: Christchurch Hospital’s Child Health Division has received a welcome donation of $96,806 from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal.
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Shellfish poisoning risk high in Auckland and Northland

Thursday 20 December 2012, 11:25AM

Media release from Auckland Regional Public Health Service: The recent spate of hospitalisations in the Bay of Plenty due to paralytic shellfish poisoning, serves as a timely reminder of some key health issues to be aware of this summer
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Change to prescription charge January 2013

Thursday 20 December 2012, 11:00AM

Media release from Ministry of Health: The Ministry of Health would like to remind New Zealanders that a change to prescription charges will be introduced on 1 January 2013
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Medical companies bend over backwards to meet need for advanced spinal surgery devices

Thursday 20 December 2012, 10:20AM

Media release from GBI Research: The market for spinal surgery devices is being driven forward, as patients are offered safer, more reliable surgery that will preserve natural movement and prevent degeneration of the spine, states a new report by healthcare experts GBI Research
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Orion Health provides secure mobile access to patient information

Thursday 20 December 2012, 09:18AM

Media release from Orion Health: Orion Health, the leader in eHealth technology, today announced the release of Orion Health Mobile, providing clinical staff with real-time secure access to relevant and accurate patient information from their Apple mobile devices
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Update from nzdoctor.co.nz

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 04:08PM

Media release from New Zealand Doctor: The 19 December issue of New Zealand Doctor is out now…
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West Coast DHB welcomes Government announcement to fast track plans for Grey Base Hospital

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 03:27PM

Media release from West Coast DHB: The West Coast District Health Board (DHB) has welcomed the Government’s move to establish a Grey Base Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group to finalise and fast track plans to redevelop Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth.
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West Coast DHB to permanently close its laundry

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 03:01PM

Media release from West Coast DHB: The West Coast District Health Board confirmed today that it will close its laundry service at Grey Base Hospital from Tuesday, 22 January 2013.
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Master planner sought for world-class health hub

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 02:47PM

Media release from CERA: A call has gone out today for groups wanting to master plan a world-class hub for health education, research and innovation in Christchurch
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Action to progress Grey Base Hospital Redevelopment

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 12:17PM

Media release from health minister Tony Ryall: Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced the Government is moving to fast track plans to rebuild Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth
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