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RACP: make good work the norm

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 02:25PM

Media release from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians: RACP is calling for politicians to take urgent action to make good work the norm
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Community dementia service shifts to CCCN

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 12:21PM

Media release from West Coast DHB: Community Dementia Services will soon be managed through the Complex Clinical Care Network (CCCN), to better meet the needs of the West Coast community
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Call to combine gout and diabetes testing 

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 11:47AM

Media release from Arthritis New Zealand and Diabetes New Zealand: Arthritis New Zealand has joined forces with Diabetes New Zealand to call for uric acid testing for gout to be included alongside blood sugar tests
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The People’s Review of Renting launched: telling the human stories behind the rental housing crisis

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 11:35AM

Media Release from ActionStation and Renters United: Personal moving testimony from some of the forgotten people whose daily lives are affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis – those who rent – marked the launch of a joint ActionStation and Renters United report today
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More primary healthcare needed

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 04:50PM

Media release from NZNO: NZNO welcomes proposed new initiatives from the current National-led Government to improve healthcare access to disadvantaged New Zealanders, but associate Professional Services manager Hilary Graham-Smith cautions against exaggerating expected uptake of schemes that involve the Community Services Card
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Bill seeks to eliminate and prevent discrimination, on the basis of sex, in the remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 10:21AM

Media release from Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: Public submissions are now open on the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill
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Targeted approach to health saving lives

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 09:08AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says that nationwide health targets have had a significant impact on ensuring better, faster and more convenient healthcare for New Zealanders
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GP visit funding boost welcomed, other rural health inequities remain 

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 08:53AM

Media release from New Zealand Rural General Practice Network: The announcement that an additional 600,000 low income New Zealanders will have the cost of their GP visit capped at $18 is welcome news, however other longstanding health inequities that affect rural people still need to be addressed, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly
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GP College welcomes funding announcement

Monday 21 August 2017, 03:46PM

Media release from RNZCGP: The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has been campaigning long and hard for better access to GPs for low income families, and welcomes the government’s announcement for more affordable GP visits
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Breathe Better September is back with a challenge

Monday 21 August 2017, 01:33PM

Media release from Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ: For most Kiwis breathing is something we don’t think twice about. But for one-in-six living with a respiratory condition, being able to breathe properly is far from reality
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Flawed public private partnership model needs to be ruled out for new Dunedin Hospital

Monday 21 August 2017, 01:05PM

Media release from Association of Salaried Medical Specialists: A new public hospital for Dunedin is long overdue and very welcome but it needs to be fully funded by the Government instead of allowing private investors to profit at the expense of patient care
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Dunedin - largest new hospital build in NZ history

Monday 21 August 2017, 01:00PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Dunedin will get a new $1 billion plus hospital, in what will be the largest build of its type in New Zealand’s history, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says
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Cheap GP visits for 600,000 more low income New Zealanders

Monday 21 August 2017, 10:58AM

Media release from the National Party: An additional 600,000 lower income New Zealanders will have access to $18 doctor visits under National, as one of the dividends of a strong and growing economy
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'Breaking the silence'

Monday 21 August 2017, 09:07AM

Media release from New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Over 200 deaf and severely hearing-impaired adults are unable to receive hearing restoring implanted hearing aids due to lack of government funding
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Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

Monday 21 August 2017, 09:04AM

Joint media release: The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 2 August in Wellington. CPLF is chaired by the Guild’s President, with the Guild also taking responsibility for organising CPLF meetings
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Dunedin Hospital in recovery phase following lifting of boil water notice

Friday 18 August 2017, 05:00PM

Media release from Southern DHB: The DHB’s Emergency Operations Centre remains open while it works through a recovery phase following the lifting of the boil water notice issued by the DCC for the central Dunedin area, which included Dunedin Hospital
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Purpose-built medical centre to transform healthcare in Horowhenua

Friday 18 August 2017, 03:05PM

Media release from Horowhenua District Council: A new medical facility is planned for Levin following persistent growth in patient numbers at the Cambridge Street Medical Centre
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Notifying DHB Chairs of media interest fine as long as it’s not an attempt to control debate

Friday 18 August 2017, 10:46AM

Media release from Association of Salaried Medical Specialists: “It’s reasonable to expect members of district health boards to tell their Chairs they’re going to talk to the media – but only if time permits and if this ‘heads up’ is not then used to dampen health debate"
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RACP: Make healthy housing the norm

Friday 18 August 2017, 10:39AM

Media release from RACP: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is calling for politicians to take urgent action to make ‘healthy housing’ the norm
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Government must apologise over rebuild debacle

Friday 18 August 2017, 10:37AM

Media release from the Labour Party: The Prime Minister owes the public of Otago and Southland an apology and then he must come up with an unredacted copy of the business case for the Dunedin hospital rebuild, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark
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