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Training to support people and families affected by violence aligns to key framework

Police data published in June 2019 found that 133, 022 family harm investigations were conducted in 2018. These are staggering numbers, particularly when you consider that 76% of family violence incidents are not even...

Five top tips to stay healthy when you fly

Every regular traveller has their own unique routine for flying, honed over years of work trips and overseas holidays. They know exactly what to do before, during and after a flight to ensure maximum...

Hospital initiative gives family place in care team

A new initiative that encourages patients’ whānau and friends to assist in their hospital care is thriving at MidCentral DHB, with seven wards running the programme. Mahi Tahi - Better Together was introduced at Palmerston...

Legalisation of cannabis key concern for Kiwi businesses

The latest EMA Employers’ Survey puts the legalisation of cannabis at the top of the list of concerns for SMEs, with 73 per cent worried it will have a negative impact on their business. Not...

Not enough beds, not enough staff: Auckland DHB mental health service in crisis

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers say it puts lives in danger. A recent mass meeting of...

Three Coffees a day for nearly a quarter of Kiwis

Research released today, looking at the coffee-drinking habits of New Zealanders, has revealed just how much Kiwis crave their coffee. More than 70% of us are drinking at least one coffee a day with...

Otago institutions progress plans for a virtual centre for rural health education

Based on a spirit of collaboration, the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and Central Otago Health Services Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding on rural health care practice, service, education and research. University of...

Prescribers be aware of fatal risks of methadone and clozapine

New Zealand prescribers should be aware of the high risk of death associated with two prescription medicines, methadone and clozapine, University of Otago researchers warn. In the largest review of medicine-related deaths in the National...

New tools pick up health problems in elderly patients early

Healthcare assistants and nurses working in aged care have new tools for assessing the health of elderly patients thanks to an ‘early alert’ project by the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation. One of...

Safe haven for Kiwi Families in hospital this Christmas

This Christmas, a number of children waking up alone in hospital would give anything to wake up with their family instead. RMHC New Zealand is asking for your help to make this happen by...
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