About 600 Middlemore patients will be tested after a person admitted to a ward was found to be carrying an organism resistant to a powerful group of antibiotics.
GP and dentistry leaders are wary to realistic about a site dubbed Australia’s ‘Trip Advisor’ of healthcare crossing the Tasman to launch a ‘rate’ your health professional website.
The reported overseas deaths of babies involved in a clinical trial exploring a potential treatment using Viagra has prompted a review from researchers who have been running an aligned study here in New Zealand.
Four New Zealand and Australasian healthcare IT companies have jointly contacted the Privacy Commissioner to flag the issue.
Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.
New Zealand babies are dying from syphilis passed on from their mothers during pregnancy.
Aucklanders seeking urgent after-hours care could be paying less.
Early estimates of the cost of improving the safety of the country's drinking water supplies are "a bit frightening", Health Minister David Clark has admitted.