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Reducing smoking and bed-sharing will be the targets of a new national programme launched this week to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

The Eden Alternative® is changing the culture of care

As populations age across the globe, the urgency to provide a framework for improved wellbeing is gaining momentum. Institutional care practices of the 20th Century are no longer relevant nor acceptable in the 21st...

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A more straightforward, cheaper and still effective method of pre-surgery infection control is underway in Wellington Hospital thanks to a nurse quality project.
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