Southland anaesthetic technicians on strike

Anaesthetic Technicians at Southland Hospital are on strike after failing to reach agreement on adequate staffing levels.

Feds applaud $22m health and safety boost

Extra investment in workplace injury prevention, with a focus on small to medium businesses, will pay dividends not only in reducing pain and suffering but also in economic terms.

60 per cent support for legal cannabis – new poll

Sixty per cent of adults support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll.

Postponements at Hawke’s Bay Hospital as junior doctors strike

Hawke's Bay Hospital is postponing a number of surgeries and other appointments due to next week's planned two-day national strike by junior doctors.

Half of Northland’s targeted groups vaccinated against deadly MenW

About half of the eligible children and young people have been vaccinated against the virulent meningococcal strain MenW in the Government's urgent programme to combat the outbreak in Northland.

Pharmac to fund ‘life-changing’ hepatitis C treatment, and drug for rare blood disorder haemophilia...

Thousands of Kiwis will have access to new "life-changing" medicines for both hepatitis C and a rare blood disorder.

Fellowship awarded to Bay of Plenty District Health Board recipient for fourth time in...

For an unprecedented fourth time in six years the New Zealand recipient of a prestigious award has come from the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB).

Over 200 suspected suicides associated with DHB failings

At least 208 suspected suicides reported by DHBs in the last year occurred while or soon after the person was under public health care.

Dunedin to fast track outpatients and delay new main building

The $1.4 billion Dunedin Hospital project is being split into two stages so the smaller outpatient and day surgery building can open three years earlier than planned.

Starship children’s hospital in Auckland receives $9m in largest ever donation

A family of lifelike medical manikins that can cry and cough have pulled in the largest ever donation to Auckland's Starship national children's hospital - $9 million.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – The effects of ‘leaky brain’

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says leaky brain can lead to many different brain disorders, from depression to dementia.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.