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

Staff shortages mean Aucklanders in need of urgent mental health support can face significant waiting times when they call for help, and DHB workers...

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

Based on a spirit of collaboration, the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and Central Otago Health Services Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding...

New heart of Christchurch health sector blessed

Health students, researchers and educators will soon start using a new joint post-quake facility to boost health training and research collaboration in Christchurch.

Extra detox bed welcomed, but not the only answer

A $16.7m funding grant to boost the number of Auckland detox beds from 20 to 30 is welcomed by drug and alcohol practitioners but they says beds are only part of the answer.

Teamwork the ‘heart’ of cardiac resuscitation training

Fast efficient teamwork is critical if an open heart surgery patient goes into cardiac arrest and a Waikato simulation training programme is dedicated to training teams to do just that.

Toolkit tips to support parents with mental health or addiction issues...

An innovative toolkit providing family-focused tips and resources for parents affected by mental health or addicction is now available online.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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