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DHBs accuse junior doctors union of misleading claims

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on DHBs accuse junior doctors union of misleading claims

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: DHBs accuse junior doctors union of misleading claims District health boards are accusing the junior doctors’ union of making misleading and or deceptive statements in their deepening pay row. The doctors are taking ongoing strike action at public hospitals in a bitter row over proposed […]

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Plunket partners with Watercare

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket partners with Watercare

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Plunket New Zealand has partnered with Watercare in Auckland and Wellington Water to help families and whānau understand how they can protect their health and the local environment by being mindful of what they pour down the sink and flush down the toilet. Plunket’s Northern Region Operations Manager Sam Ferreira […]

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Peter Cowan: Making the choice to amputate at 15

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Peter Cowan: Making the choice to amputate at 15

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 18/02/19 [embedded content] Aged 15, Peter Cowan was cycling home from school. He was training for the IronMāori triathlon that he’d signed up for with a few of his cousins. It was a normal day – he put his hand out to indicate a turn and turned his head […]

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Te Kuiti Maternity Resource Centre

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Te Kuiti Maternity Resource Centre

Source: Waikato District Health Board The Maternity Resource Centre supports women during their pregnancy, after baby is born and beyond to access a range of community resources and social services to improve their health with a strong focus on the wellbeing of the mums, babies and young children. Services and information available include: A room […]

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Sexual Health

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Sexual Health

Source: Waikato District Health Board Sexual Health Hamilton Sexual Health is a free-to-all and confidential specialist service for people living in the Waikato. We provide clinical management of STIs and HIV and are committed to ensuring people can access gender-affirming care. We have close links with Waikato Hospital’s infectious disease team around the management of […]

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Thames Family Health Team

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Thames Family Health Team

Source: Waikato District Health Board Thames Family Health Team Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, district nurses, social workers, dietitians and public health nurses work in the community and provide services on referral from GPs, hospital and other health care providers. They are part of the Community and Southern Rural Health services, but managed on a geographical basis.  […]

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Hospital strikes

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Hospital strikes

Source: Waikato District Health Board Junior doctor’s strike The union representing junior doctors nationwide, has indicated its members will be going on strike on the following days 8am on Tuesday 26 February until 8am on Thursday 28 February Junior doctors are a vital part of the healthcare team at Waikato Hospital and this strike will […]

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CEO expenses

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on CEO expenses

Source: Waikato District Health Board Disclosure of chief executive expenses Chief executives of public service departments and statutory crown entities regularly disclose their expenses to provide transparency and accountability for their discretionary expenditure. The disclosures make transparent the standards of probity and financial prudence and provide public assurance about the propriety of the expenditure. This […]

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Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has convened a teleconference of DHB Chief Medical Officers and Directors of Allied Health to share the information gathered to date from the Hawke’s Bay DHB incomplete sterilisation issue. The information being shared is preliminary, and precedes the results of a DHB investigation currently underway. […]

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Response to Miriam Dean Review recommendations published

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Response to Miriam Dean Review recommendations published

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 15/02/19 A report detailing our responses to an independent review of dispute resolution processes is now available. ACC’s responses to an independent review of dispute resolution processes Work to implement the recommendations of the review by Miriam Dean QC is part of wider, and on-going changes we’re making to […]

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Second Round of Consultation on the Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: further changes since ACART’s 2017 consultation

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Second Round of Consultation on the Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: further changes since ACART’s 2017 consultation

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This is a second round of consultation, following ACART’s consultation in 2017, on proposed changes to the guidelines for family gamete donation, embryo donation, the use of donated eggs with donated sperm (donated eggs/donated sperm) and clinic-assisted surrogacy (collectively, the Donation Guidelines review). ACART invites submissions on three matters […]

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OIA responses: exploring ways to publish them

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on OIA responses: exploring ways to publish them

Source: Pharmac This new section of our News is a test of how we might publish responses to requests under the Official Information Act so they’re easy to read and use. We’re also working on ways to publish more complicated responses. Our accountability page has the Government’s expectations of us, how we intend to meet […]

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Plunket re-opens Manurewa centre – Poutokomanawa

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Plunket re-opens Manurewa centre – Poutokomanawa

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society After a significant make-over, Plunket’s Manurewa Family Centre re-opens today to provide a welcoming, warm space for local families and whānau. Renamed Poutokomanawa, the centre aims to provide a safe place where whānau can relax and meet other parents, attend Plunket clinics and ask questions about the health or wellbeing […]

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Long-term Residential Care for Older People: What you need to know: 2012

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Long-term Residential Care for Older People: What you need to know: 2012

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This booklet explains both the needs assessment process for aged residential care and the financial means assessment for eligibility for the Residential Care Subsidy. The booklet also provides information about what the older person can expect when they go into an aged care facility, how much they have to […]

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Senior doctors welcome new Medical Council Chair

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Senior doctors welcome new Medical Council Chair

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union welcomes the election of Dr Curtis Walker as the Medical Council’s new chair. The Medical Council of New Zealand announced yesterday that Dr Walker, a renal and general physician at MidCentral District Health Board, is to take over the role from Auckland surgeon Andrew Connolly […]

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Junior doctors strike as dispute continues

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Junior doctors strike as dispute continues

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Junior doctors strike as dispute continues Junior doctors are on strike again this morning for two days as tension mounts in public hospitals from strikes. The strike from 8am Tuesday until early Thursday is the third such strike by the doctors since mid January. The […]

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Opinion: Ian Powell – Leadership needed on safe staffing

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Ian Powell – Leadership needed on safe staffing

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists When Health Minister David Clark was publicly criticised for dropping a requirement on his health ministry to publish the results of a set of narrow and misleading health targets in public hospitals, I defended him. The Minister’s decision to drop this reporting showed a willingness to engage in a […]

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Proposal to list patient warming and cooling medical devices supplied by EBOS Group Limited and Surgico Medical & Surgical Ltd

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list patient warming and cooling medical devices supplied by EBOS Group Limited and Surgico Medical & Surgical Ltd

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of patient warming and cooling products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 April 2019 through provisional agreements with EBOS Group Limited (“EBOS”) and Surgico Medical & Surgical Ltd (“Surgico”). Consultation closes at 4pm […]

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Trusts Donate First Aid Kits in West Auckland

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, DJF, Health, KB, KB, New Zealand, Press Release, Press Release Service Auckland  /  Comments Off on Trusts Donate First Aid Kits in West Auckland

Source: Press Release Service – Auckland (PR.co.nz) A new charitable initiative is set to help address the rapidly increasing number of injuries caused by accidents across West Auckland households each year. The number of accident claims in the Auckland region has increased 35% over the past decade, with the cost to treat active claims now […]

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No time for complacency in fight against HIV

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on No time for complacency in fight against HIV

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health New Zealand is continuing its work in the global fight to stop the spread of HIV transmissions. “New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the daily anti-retroviral medicine PrEP, which helps protect HIV negative people from becoming infected through unprotected sex. The […]

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