Two Samoan nurses pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges related to the death of two children which are also being investigated in a Commission of Inquiry due to start in Samoa next week.
A breakaway ‘junior doctors’ union are negotiating a new agreement with district health boards arguing that new hospital rosters are not safer and reduce crucial training time.
Only a quarter of hip fracture patients leave hospital on osteoporosis treatment and with a falls prevention plan to reduce the risk of further breaks, found the latest hip fracture registry report.
A second Samoan nurse is reported to have been arrested and charged with manslaughter. A New Zealand health law expert says criminal charges against health professionals for medical error or negligence in New Zealand are very rare.
DHBs are already struggling to meet colonoscopy targets and workforce issues are impacting on the rollout of the National Bowel Screening Programme, says the independent review released today.
For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.
Primary health providers with good ideas for making a difference to patient care are invited to apply to be part of Whakakotahi 2018 – the latest round of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s primary care improvement challenge.
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.