Voucher healthcare: Thousands sent from emergency departments

One in 10 people are steered away from Auckland hospital emergency departments with a voucher for a nearby private clinic, new figures reveal.

One in five young Kiwis not using condoms the first time they have sex

One in five Kiwis are not using condoms the first time they have sex, a survey has found.

Official launch of the Auckland Health Foundation, funding projects the Govt can’t

The Auckland Health Foundation will partner with Auckland DHB in a bid to provide world-class care.

Rolling strike action by midwives on the cards

About 1200 hospital midwives are expected to reject the DHBs pay offer to midwifery union MERAS and vote ‘yes’ to rolling strikes in late November.

Cancer Wellness Centre for Hawke’s Bay

The Hawke's Bay Cancer Society is celebrating a milestone, with the launch tomorrow of a Cancer Wellness Centre building project.

Radiation therapy may be coming to Hawke’s Bay Hospital

Hawke's Bay Hospital may be in line to receive one of Palmerston North's ageing linear accelerators that are used to deliver radiation therapy.

$224m funding boost for North Shore/Whangarei hospitals

The Government will invest more than $200m in a new elective surgery unit at North Shore Hospital.

New physiotherapy school given green light for 2019

The Physiotherapy Board has given the go-ahead for New Zealand’s first new physiotherapy school in 45 years.

Five carriers of rare superbug found in Hutt Valley

A cluster of five carriers of a rare antibiotic resistant superbug – usually linked to returning travellers – has been found in the Hutt Valley with two of them hospital patients.

Anaesthesia – much more than putting you to sleep

Chocolate-based pain relief and stroke blood clot removals are the subjects of two anaesthetist-led research projects highlighting this year’s Anaesthesia Day theme: Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.


Sponsored: Empathy, culture and kindness – the quest for healthier communities

It’s going to take a groundswell of change to inject the empathy and values-based leadership that is so desperately needed in society. Jude Barback talks to Anah Aikman, the founder of Changing Lenses, about how we can achieve this change in our communities.