Northland's District Health Board boss hopes parents opposed to vaccinating their children will throw their principles out the window and get them immunised against the deadly new meningococcal strain.
Toi Te Ora Public Health is advising Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts there is no change to meningococcal vaccination recommendations, in light of the outbreak of (type W) in Northland.
Rolling strike action by hospital midwives ends this Wednesday after a fortnight in which some hospitals demanded more midwives be on duty during the strikes than a normal day, says midwives union MERAS.
Orion Health will pay up to $144.6 million buying back shares from investors in the healthcare technology firm that struggled to achieve the big aspirations it had when it went public four years ago.
The bill allowing the use of medicinal cannabis for ill and dying patients has passed its second reading and been expanded to all people needing palliative relief. By Lucy Bennett.
Former New Zealander of the year Dr Lance O'Sullivan has slammed the health system, saying he's enraged at seeing "another brown kid" die in New Zealand.
Scientists have sounded concern over an organism resistant to a type of "last resort" antibiotic which is being seen in a rising number of New Zealand cases this year.