Ward isolated after influenza cases expected to reopen tomorrow

A Tauranga Hospital ward currently closed to new patients after eight people were diagnosed with influenza is expected to reopen tomorrow.

Influenza cases close Tauranga Hospital ward to new admissions

A Tauranga Hospital ward was closed to new admissions yesterday after eight people had been diagnosed with influenza.

Hawke’s Bay DHB new integrated renal service will aid patient care

A dawn service to mark the official opening of Hawke's Bay DHB's new outpatient clinic space for renal services was held this morning, marking the final stage of a project that started in 2009.

Health Minister to seek answers over Waikato DHB spending

The incoming health minister is seeking answers over Waikato DHB's spending on a multimillion-dollar virtual health strategy, amid new revelations it was presented to and signed off by the board in one month.

Health groups want to block Ronald McDonald House at Dunedin Hospital

A public health group wants the Southern District Health Board to block Ronald McDonald House from setting up in the new Dunedin Hospital.

Waikato District Health Board to launch a review on SmartHealth app

The new boss at the Waikato District Health Board is to launch a review of the controversial SmartHealth app which cost the health board millions and failed to attract the targeted number of users.

Profile: Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief executive Helen Mason

If you think all CEOs are the same, you haven't met the one with a penchant for pythons.

Health bosses reject offer of a Ronald McDonald House due to fast food link

Counties Manukau Health has dropped plans for a Ronald McDonald House for families of Middlemore Hospital patients after its public health specialists reportedly opposed links with the fast food giant.

Promising results for Whanau Pakari kids’ obesity programme

A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.

Waikato Hospital pays $1.4m to overhaul surgery and curb $25m spent outsourcing

The death of a baby and lobbying by doctors have led to a $1.4 million project at Waikato Hospital to overhaul its surgical services and reduce the $25m worth of planned surgeries outsourced each year.


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.


Remote radiology service offers treatment for waiting lists

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