Employment Relations Authority to intervene on junior doctor-DHB negotiation

Sector has expressed relief that the Employment Relations Authority will undertake a facilitation of the long-running industrial dispute between District Health Boards and the Resident Doctors’ Association.

Aged-care residents open-up about living well

What gives older people meaning and happiness in aged-care? A young nursing student has been exploring this question.

Midwifery Workforce Accord Welcomed

A new Midwifery Workforce Accord signed today signals safe and sustainable staffing levels, although workforce issues "won't be solved overnight".

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Opinion: Mark Rouse – Unintended Consequence or Government Dishonesty?

Mark Rouse believes there is a funding crisis in the Aged Residential Care sector where operators are obliged to observe a raft of necessary and ever-increasing compliance costs, while Government funding is not doing nearly enough to keep pace with the changes. He puts the case here for a change in attitude by the Government, essential to ensure that the market provides choice and will not be solely populated by large corporate operators.

Nurses are the Kiwi Heroes of new campaign

Mobile phone provider 2degrees is recognising the efforts of 48,000 nurses in New Zealand who dedicate their time to helping others in their community, with the launch of an exclusive new mobile plan.

Singapore checks out interRAI in New Zealand

A 16-member delegation of health professionals from Singapore were impressed with the way interRAI has been embedded in New Zealand.

Health select committee votes against inquiry into Pharmac funding model

Labour and New Zealand First MPs have voted against a select committee inquiry into Pharmac despite desperate pleas from women with advanced breast cancer.

ESR research backs importance of flu shots during pregnancy

Research by scientists from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research backs the importance of influenza shots during pregnancy after finding pregnant women with the flu are three to five times more likely to end up in hospital.

Taranaki DHB investigating mental-health ward conditions

The mental health ward of Taranaki Base Hospital has been compared to a run-down prison, with several former patients complaining of substandard conditions.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.