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next steps to facilitation for NZNO DHB MECA

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on next steps to facilitation for NZNO DHB MECA

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation next steps to facilitation for NZNO DHB MECA Media Statement                            25 June 2018 The NZNO DHB MECA negotiation team concluded mediation with the DHB just before 7pm this evening, Monday 25 June and did not reach agreement with District Health Boards on a settlement that the NZNO MECA […]

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John thankful for new Hepatitis C treatment

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairawhiti District Health  /  Comments Off on John thankful for new Hepatitis C treatment

Source: Tairawhiti District Health 25 June 2018 Every Christmas John* would get really unwell for no apparent reason. He was not a big drinker. Like many people, he drank more alcohol over the holiday period but not so much that it would explain why he felt so ill. One year he had enough of sick […]

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Hauora Tairāwhiti prepares for strike action

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairawhiti District Health  /  Comments Off on Hauora Tairāwhiti prepares for strike action

Source: Tairawhiti District Health 22 June 2018 Strike notice has been received from the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO) for the 5th of July 2018.  NZNO nursing and healthcare assistants covered by the NZNO MECA have issued notice for a full withdrawal of labour for 24 hours from 07:00 am on 5 July. Notice for […]

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Mental Health Inquiry submission in

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on Mental Health Inquiry submission in

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Media release 21 June 2018 More training and support for mental health nurses wanted The NZNO Mental Health Section’s submission to the Government Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry calls for a coherent mental health nursing workforce plan that is better aligned to mental health and addictions service delivery, as well […]

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National Travel Assistance Scheme Review: Summary of surveys

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on National Travel Assistance Scheme Review: Summary of surveys

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health From October 2017 to April 2018, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) surveyed the public and the health sector to gain their feedback on their experiences of the National Travel Assistance (NTA) scheme. This formed part of the Ministry’s review of the effectiveness of the scheme. The Ministry created […]

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Dramatic rise in acute hospital patients a legacy of years of under-funding

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Dramatic rise in acute hospital patients a legacy of years of under-funding

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Years of under-funding the public health system and other social services have resulted in a dramatic increase in acute hospital admissions,” says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “Health Ministry figures show acute public hospital admissions increased by 20% over […]

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John Pomana and Rheumatic Fever

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairawhiti District Health  /  Comments Off on John Pomana and Rheumatic Fever

Source: Tairawhiti District Health 20 June 2018 Rheumatic Fever Champion ‘Papa’ John Pomana is a role model to many and has changed the lives of men all around Tairāwhiti, his work with men’s health at Turanga health has made a real difference in our community. What most people don’t know about ‘Papa John’ is his […]

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Molecular Testing of Colorectal Cancers in New Zealand: Minimum standards for molecular testing of newly diagnosed colorectal cancers

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Molecular Testing of Colorectal Cancers in New Zealand: Minimum standards for molecular testing of newly diagnosed colorectal cancers

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Summary The molecular testing standards set out the expected level of testing for patients who have received a new diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The standards relate to Mismatch Repair, BRAF and RAS Mutation testing. The standards have been developed by the National Bowel Cancer Working Group with feedback received […]

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Top Tips for Improving Your Acute Demand Management

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Top Tips for Improving Your Acute Demand Management

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Acute care is urgent or unplanned health care that a person receives for an illness or injury. Acute care is time sensitive and can result in death or long-term disability if the person does not quickly receive the care they need. As in other developed countries, the demands on […]

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Heading to Hospital? The CDHB’s popular hospital shuttle service is moving on 2 July

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Canterbury District Health Board, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Heading to Hospital? The CDHB’s popular hospital shuttle service is moving on 2 July

Source: Canterbury District Health Board ​Canterbury District Health Board’s popular hospital shuttle service for patients and hospital visitors will shift from the Deans Avenue car park to Christchurch City Council’s Lichfield Street Car Park building from 2 July. The new car park is at 33 Lichfield Street, opposite the Justice Precinct and only a short […]

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What does gluten-free really mean?

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, feature, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on What does gluten-free really mean?

Source: Massey University PhD student Katie Pedley is investigating the long-term effects of coeliac disease. Katie Pedley When you Google gluten-free you are inundated with memes about gluten-free haircuts, gluten-free water and how the rest of the world is sick of hearing about it. But how many people actually know what it means to be […]

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Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Abortion statistics: Year ended December 2017

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Abortion Statistics, Health, Health Sector, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Abortion statistics: Year ended December 2017

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Abortion statistics: Year ended December 2017 19 June 2018 The number of abortions performed in New Zealand rose slightly in 2017, Stats NZ said today. A total of 13,285 induced abortions were performed, compared with 12,823 in 2016. However, the number of abortions has been generally decreasing since 2003. The general abortion […]

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ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors “ACC has added insult to injury by planning to cut medical advisory staffing and then responding in a very cavalier way to our members’ quite reasonable requests for improvements to their collective employment agreement,” […]

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Report on the biological monitoring of selected chemicals of concern

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Report on the biological monitoring of selected chemicals of concern

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Results of the New Zealand biological monitoring programme, 2014-2016 This report presents the results of the first comprehensive national biological monitoring programme for selected chemicals of concern in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health commissioned Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research to assess the level of selected chemicals […]

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Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Canterbury District Health Board, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals

Source: Canterbury District Health Board ​Hospitals in Christchurch rely on the help of hundreds of volunteers to assist patients, visitors and staff, and raise much-needed funds. Canterbury DHB rural facilities also have “friends” of the hospital organisations, such as the Friends of Ashburton Hospital, and Tuarangi group which has been running for 42 years. These […]

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Changes to ACC client payments from 1 July 2018

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes to ACC client payments from 1 July 2018

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 19/06/18 Each year, ACC adjusts a number of client payments in line with changes to the cost of living. We base any changes on two indexes. For weekly compensation payments we use the Labour Cost Index and for other grants and allowances, we use the Consumer Price Index. What […]

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ACC receives the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Tick

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ACC receives the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Tick

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 19/06/18 We’re now amongst the few organisations in New Zealand to receive the CQ Tick. It’s a formal certification in cultural intelligence and capability by the Superdiversity Centre on Law, Policy and Business. About the CQ Tick Receiving the CQ Tick reflects how much we value diversity and have […]

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New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Health, Education, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, national, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

Source: Massey University A new study from the Centre for Public Health Research provides an important baseline for tracking trends of chemical exposure levels in New Zealanders. New research from Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population. Between 2014-2016, […]

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Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on an announcement by the New […]

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NZNO seeking urgent mediation

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO seeking urgent mediation

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Media Release           STRICT EMBARGO 1.05pm                                     18 June 2018 NZNO seeking urgent mediation The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members.  However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing and midwifery is an essential service, mediation or facilitation will begin with urgency. […]

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