Toxic mould, fungus and bacteria growing in leaky hospital

The children's ward and the National Burn Centre are among four buildings at Middlemore Hospital that are leaking, have dangerous mould and bacteria growing in them and are at risk of having cladding fall from them.

Ministry reminder: drinking raw milk comes with risks

Two recalls of raw milk to date this year has prompted a reminder from the Ministry for Primary Industries that raw milk is a “high risk food”.

Travellers to Pacific advised to ‘fight the bite’

Recent outbreaks of dengue fever in the Pacific has prompted the Ministry of Health to start a ‘fight the bite – day and night’ campaign against mozzie-spread diseases.

Under attack: Assaults on hospital staff on the rise in Northland

Assaults on hospital staff are on the rise in Northland, with the highest number of assaults ever recorded in 2017.

Senior doctor breached health code

A woman who had had her right lung removed was sent home from hospital without anyone diagnosing the other lung had collapsed - and died days later.

Huge demand for services in Auckland stretches health system to the limit say bosses

Auckland health bosses have revealed a picture of a health system at breaking point from underfunding and population growth.

Warnings over dietary supplement Arthrem over liver harm

Medsafe is advising people taking the dietary supplement Arthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.

Home abortions safest, MPs told

It would be safer for women having a medical abortion to take the medicine at home, rather than follow an archaic law and travel to a clinic while potentially suffering from bleeding, stomach pain or diarrhoea, MPs have been told.

Registrars say Waikato Hospital’s plastic surgery unit is operating illegally

The plastic surgery department at Waikato Hospital is so understaffed registrars are constantly on call and working days without rest, putting patients at risk and forcing cancellation of clinics and surgeries, according to a damning letter from doctors.

Conviction but no sentence for doctor who faked documents to work at Whanganui Hospital

A disgraced doctor who faked documents because he was "so desperate to get to New Zealand" has been let off without a sentence.


Anzac Day marks Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital’s 90th anniversary

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, the country's sole soldiers' memorial hospital.