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april 2017

Health passes its annual checkup

Friday 28 April 2017, 11:19AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the annual Health and Independence report that shows that overall, the health and disability system performs well for most New Zealanders
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The latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

Thursday 27 April 2017, 01:21PM

Media release from NZMA: Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association (Vol 130 No 1454): 28 April 2017
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Antimicrobial resistance report a timely reminder

Thursday 27 April 2017, 11:18AM

Media release from HQSC: The Health Quality & Safety Commission is welcoming today’s release of a report by the Antimicrobial Resistance Action Planning Group
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Work under way to address antimicrobial resistance

Thursday 27 April 2017, 09:07AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett have welcomed steps to enhance New Zealand’s ability to respond to the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
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The new way to manage asthma on World Asthma Day   

Thursday 27 April 2017, 09:05AM

Media release from Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ: The annual World Asthma Day will take place on 2 May this year to improve awareness and management of asthma around the world
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Seclusion and restraint – not the answer for mental health issues

Thursday 27 April 2017, 09:02AM

Media release from Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui: “Seclusion and restraint are traumatising experiences. We know that it causes harm. We need to focus on how we can eliminate the use of this, and ultimately stop doing this practice
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Independent report highlights urgent need for action on seclusion and restraint practices

Thursday 27 April 2017, 09:01AM

Media release from the Human Rights Commission: A new independent report has outlined a number of serious concerns about New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices, says the Human Rights Commission
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Entries open for the 2017 Ryman Prize 

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 11:22AM

Media release from Ryman Healthcare: NZ$250,000 prize for improving quality of life for older people on offer
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Crisis in funding for maternal mental health service

Friday 21 April 2017, 11:00AM

Media release from Mothers Helpers: Mothers Helpers' not-for-profit maternal mental health service say their funding is in crisis, and fear for the future of those they serve
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Proposed funding model could do more harm

Thursday 20 April 2017, 02:05PM

Media release from Child Poverty Action Group: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that axing the current decile funding system on the basis that it is too crude, only to replace it with another that is already said to to be unreliable, may have the result of seriously disadvantaging schools on a national level
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Dentists repeat call for sugary drink tax after new US data  

Thursday 20 April 2017, 01:15PM

Media release from New Zealand Dental Association: A paper in PLOS Medicine journal has data from the first US city to introduce a sugary drinks tax
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Care worker deal a great step towards equality

Thursday 20 April 2017, 09:08AM

Media release from Closing The Gap: The proposed equal pay settlement to lift the wages of 55,000 care and support workers is a huge step toward closing some of the income gaps that contribute to inequality in New Zealand
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$9.9m outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens

Thursday 20 April 2017, 09:02AM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Waitemata DHB’s new $9.9 million outpatient clinic at North Shore Hospital
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Waikato DHB’s move to the CBD picks up the pace

Thursday 20 April 2017, 08:55AM

Media release from Waikato DHB: The Waikato DHB’s move into the CBD is on track – with staff set to move into the reburbished old Farmers building in the new year
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People’s review calls for urgent action

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 03:39PM

Media release from ActionStation: The Report of the People’s Mental Health Review was launched at 3pm today
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Community events praised for promoting the healthy choice

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 03:35PM

Media release from Whanganui DHB: Healthy Families Whanganui Rangitīkei Ruapehu and the Whanganui DHB are celebrating the fact a number of school and community events across the region have chosen to become water only
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Mental health staff benefit from self-reflection training

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 02:14PM

Media release from Careerforce: Mental health worker Tracey Currie says self-reflection is a “powerful tool” support workers can use to achieve better outcomes for their clients
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New outpatient facility and innovation hub at North Shore Hospital   

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 09:17AM

Media release from Waitemata DHB: A building once used for nursing accommodation at North Shore Hospital has been transformed into a modern new $9.9 million outpatient’s facility, teaching space and innovation hub
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Home care sector welcomes pay equity funding

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 05:04PM

Media release from the Home and Community Health Association: An estimated 24,000 home support workers are likely to receive meaningful increases in their take home pay from 1 July this year
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$2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 health care workers

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 04:07PM

Media release from health minister Jonathan Coleman: Dr Coleman has today announced that some of the health sector’s lowest paid workers will share in a $2 billion pay equity settlement over five years
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