Striking midwives struggling to actually strike

A striking midwife says she has only managed to strike for ten minutes one day and not at all the next because the midwives’ role is so essential.

First Māori nurse appointed as NZ’s Chief Nurse

Northland DHB nursing director Margareth Broodkorn has been appointed as the Ministry of Health’s new Chief Nursing Officer.

Govt orders urgent meningococcal vaccination programme for Northland

The Government is launching an urgent immunisation programme to fight an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Northland, which has had the highest number of cases and deaths of the new meningococcal strain MenW.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare profit lifts 20 pct on strong sales growth

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported a record $97.4 million interim profit on record sales across its two divisions.

Food safety laws making life difficult for food delivery services

The new food safety legislation is causing headaches for many food delivery services, upon which many older people rely.

GP College CEO resigns after ‘gardening leave’

The Royal College of GPs’ board announced this week that chief executive Helen Morgan-Banda had resigned effective from November 19.

Cabinet puts decision on mandatory water chlorination on hold

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced tougher and more frequent tests for contamination of drinking water from next year – but a decision on mandatory chlorination is on hold.

Govt unveils $80m to fix leaking, rotting Middlemore Hospital

The Government has earmarked $80 million towards fixing "long-standing problems" with buildings and infrastructure at Middlemore Hospital and the Manukau SuperClinic.

Health Minister David Clark has committed $20 million for a new health centre in...

The Government has committed $20 million towards a new health centre in the South Island town of Westport.

Otago Uni committed to virtual rural medical school plans

A week-old proposal by the University of Otago and other providers to create a virtual school for rural health remains very much alive despite the Government killing off an alternative school of rural medicine last week.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.


Sponsored: Volunteers tackle diabetes in Papua New Guinea

Working with local health providers, Volunteer Service Abroad is tackling diabetes in Papua New Guinea.