Mayor: South’s regional hospitals need funding too

The proof will be in the pudding on whether the new Dunedin Hospital will cause regional hospitals to be neglected.

New Dunedin Hospital site revealed

Health Minister Dr David Clark has confirmed the new Dunedin Hospital will be built on multiple blocks in central Dunedin, including all of the former Cadbury factory site.

1000 midwives and supporters march on Parliament for pay equity

Midwives will be happy for a phased approach to achieving pay equity, the New Zealand College of Midwives says.

Midwives & supporters take to streets tomorrow

Midwives and their supporters are marching on parliament and rallying in 10 other centres tomorrow to push home their call for more money for midwives in this year’s Budget.

Scientists reiterate Kiwi flu vaccine updated with new strains

ESR scientists are reiterating that this year’s flu vaccine has been updated to include the H3N2 strain linked to increased flu hospitalisations and deaths in the northern winter.

Elective caesareans on the rise

Elective caesareans jumped from 9.8 percent in 2007 to 12 percent in 2016.

Palliative care specialists slam End of Life Choice Bill

Leading palliative care specialists say the focus should be on strengthening end of life care rather than introducing euthanasia legislation.

“Once in a generation opportunity” – submissions open for Mental Health Inquiry

A ‘once in a generation opportunity’ is how today’s formal launch of the consultation phase of the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry is being described.

Mental Health inquiry document released Friday

The mental health inquiry’s short consultation document is to be released on Friday before the inquiry team starts a two month nationwide series of forums.

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.


Clinician with “passion for public healthcare” to lead Ministry of Health

Dr Ashley Bloomfield was announced today as the new Director General of Health – the third appointment this decade to lead the controversy-hit Ministry of Health.

Sick at heart