Officials realised more than 9500 people were missed from potentially life-saving bowel cancer screening only after members of the public rang in to ask where their invitation was.
Auckland residents at risk of suffering irreversible blindness will have the chance to be assessed by doctors at a series of upcoming "mega" clinics.
Medsafe has issued a warning to health professionals to be aware that natural health products containing turmeric/curcumin may interact with warfarin – putting patients at risk of serious bleeding.
A teenage girl died after a radiologist failed to spot a lesion in an MRI scan, a Health and Disability Commission report released today shows.
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding an ophthalmologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights
A pharmacist assumed a new treatment for slowing short-sightedness in children was a prescribing mistake and dispensed eye drops 100 times stronger than prescribed.
The consent form the woman signed did not specify both fallopian tubes might need to be removed, and the possibility of the right fallopian tube needing removal was not discussed with her.
Hundreds of New Zealanders missed out on potentially life-saving bowel cancer screening because of another problem with sending invitations.
A rise in syphilis cases has prompted renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms.