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Keep ED for emergencies: Record numbers at Auckland hospitals

Auckland City Hospital's emergency department is currently seeing record numbers of patients, with more than 1400 patients last week alone.

Antipsychotic drug use on the rise

Prescriptions of drugs designed to treat serious psychological conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are on the rise in New Zealand – despite no evidence of increases in psychosis – and the highest users are European women being aged 65 and over.

Middlemore Hospital admits it failed musician Peter Gutteridge

Middlemore Hospital has admitted that it "failed" musician Peter Gutteridge, who died in the hospital's Tiaho Mai mental health unit. Deputy Chief Coroner Brandt Shortland...
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OPINION

Opinion: Mark Jones – Now for the honest conversation…

Former chief nurse Dr Mark Jones believes with the DHB NZNO deal settled it’s now time for an honest conversation about how many nurses we need as a country and how much we are ready to spend.

Vaughan Gunson: Cannabis use for medical purposes should have been done and dusted by...

According to recent polling, nearly 90 per cent of us favour the use of medicinal cannabis for chronic pain relief.

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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

SPONSORED ARTICLES

Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

SPONSORED ARTICLE A virtual radiology service being set up by SEQURE Health could double the capacity of District Health Boards to read X-rays, CT Scans,...
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