Home support providers “shocked” by pay equity funding shortfall

Home support providers have identified a $4.2 million hole in the Government’s funding of their staff annual leave entitlements. Providers fear that the shortfall in pay equity funding will force difficult decisions about quality of care, staffing and ultimately the sustainability of the home support sector. By JUDE BARBACK.

On mission for women’s health

An educational venture directed at women's health and wellbeing was stirred by Waikanae woman Belinda Falconar's own battle with postnatal depression (PND).

Opinion: Kyle MacDonald – My concerns about Mental Health Awareness Week

Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on why he feels "deeply conflicted" about Mental Health Awareness Week.

$2.24 million boost for early career researchers

Seven early career researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have received a total of $2.24 million to pursue their research into issues ranging from health and wellbeing to climate change after receiving MBIE Science...

NZ study finds inappropriate use of antibiotics

Of all the patients who were prescribed antibiotics after discharge from Auckland City Hospital after major surgery, only 50 per cent were prescribed appropriately, researchers in a study published recently in the New Zealand Medical Journal have concluded.

Australians don’t trust their aged care industry – do Kiwis trust ours?

A new report shows that most Australians don’t trust their aged care industry. Do New Zealanders feel the same way about our industry?

‘Whole lot’ of priorities for Middlemore, says new chairman Mark Gosche

New Counties Manukau District Health Board chairman Vui Mark Gosche says there are a "whole lot" of things that are a priority in his new role helping to sort out Middlemore Hospital.

New cancer research collaboration

Cancer researchers are coming together in a new collaboration awarded a $2 million grant by the Cancer Society in a bid to better tackle a leading cause of death in New Zealand. Cancer research groups...

Study first-ever to interview the terminally ill about euthanasia

A chance for people nearing the end of their lives to be included in the ongoing euthanasia debate.

Healthier homes could cut hospital stays for young children

Almost 20 per cent of hospital admissions of young children with acute respiratory infections could be prevented if their houses were free from damp and mould, researchers have found. The research, published in the international...


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...