New $150m health research facility for Otago’s Christchurch campus

Plans to build a $150m ‘state-of-the-art’ facility for its Christchurch health research staff and laboratories has been announced by the University of Otago as part of the post-quake Health Precinct.

Sugar tax would work, PM Jacinda Ardern told in briefing

A sugar tax would generate millions in revenue and save lives, the Prime Minister has been told.

Two DHBs’ Rainbow and cultural competence programmes are winners

One DHB’s work to become the country’s most ‘Rainbow-inclusive’ DHB and another DHB’s cultural competence programme that’s now nationwide were both winners at the recent 2018 Diversity Awards.

Private hospital chain buys into occupational health network

Southern Cross Hospitals have bought a half share in the nurse-founded, workplace-based health provider MedPro as part of a shift into preventative health.

DHB pay offers in the wings

Pay offers are in the wings or close for many of the DHB pay negotiations stalled by the NZNO impasse – but junior doctors are frustrated and waiting for DHBs to lodge their claims.

Health dean slams current dental care unaffordability

With many adults unable to afford dental care it is an “outrage” that affordable alternative models of care have been “blocked”, says AUT’s health faculty dean Professor Max Abbott.

Dentistry students to offer low-cost care to South Aucklanders via new clinic

A $28.2m dentistry clinic is to be built on Counties Manukau DHB land offering training to final year dentistry students and subsidised care to high need South Aucklanders.

High winter demand continues to hit EDs

High winter demand continues to plague hospital emergency departments, with health workers imploring the public to keep EDs for emergency only.

Tributes made to retiring trailblazer midwifery leader

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has paid tribute to retiring College of Midwives leader Karen Guilliland’s impact on midwifery and childbirth in New Zealand.

Tireless GP champion steps down due to health setback

A health set-back has seen Dr Tim Malloy today announce he is stepping down from his longstanding role as president of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.


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...