The number of people seeking treatment for addictions in Queenstown has doubled in two years.
Health Central gives you a bullet point summary of ‘bread & butter’ health budget that delivers a record $1.5 billion extra for health – more than half to fix hospitals and cover DHB debt.
Cheaper doctor visits for over 600,000 New Zealanders marks a win for health, but with that comes a growing strain on GPs.
Details are still under wraps for what the Government has tagged to try and resolve the nurses pay deal without a winter strike – but the Budget does bring more nurses in schools.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has assured New Zealanders that Pharmac will be protected in future trade agreements.
Dentists stepping up to help their local schools become ‘water only’ has received global recognition from the World Dental Federation.
A major review of studies involving 73,000 women worldwide shows the HPV vaccine was both effective and safe at protecting women against pre-cancerous cervical lesions.
Asbestos debris and residue discovered in a supply storeroom at Whangarei Hospital has forced its closure and staff have been told to see their doctor if they experience any breathlessness or feel unwell.
A damning report on kids' tooth decay has prompted renewed calls for more regulation of sugary drinks and junk food.