Health target measures to continue but won’t be published

Health Minister David Clark says district health boards' performance will continue to be measured but the results are no longer being published.

Meeting dates set around country for euthanasia bill hearings

The Justice Select Committee is hitting the road next month to visit 15 centres and hear some of the 35,000 submitters to the End of Life Choice Bill in person.

Supreme Court rules South Taranaki fluoridation allowed

The Supreme Court has ruled that a council can add fluoride to the water supply in South Taranaki, despite legislation stating people have the right to refuse medical treatment.

Labour-led government introduced health targets in 2007

The health targets dropped by the Government because they were creating "perverse outcomes" for patients were introduced by the Labour-led government in 2007.

National warns of more deaths with no public health targets

National has warned that there will be more preventable deaths in the health system now that the Government has dropped national health targets.

Impact of primary health services on Kiwi health under microscope, thanks to research grant

How effective has the push since 2001 to improve primary health care services been and what are the ongoing barriers to Kiwis accessing care are being examined in a major research project.

Act Party leader David Seymour says he may change euthanasia law

Act Party leader David Seymour says he may change his euthanasia bill to allow doctors to completely remove themselves from any role in assisted dying.

Rural doctors say proposed tourist tax funds should reach them too

Doctors practising in rural areas say the proposed tourist tax should also benefit healthcare services in the regions; given peak tourism seasons can heavily impact those services.

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.

Cannabis law changes needs to be informed by health research

A leading researcher says the health impacts of cannabis on young people needs to be taken into account before any law change.
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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.

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