Otago scientist joins international call for care in developing COVID-19 treatments

As scientists worldwide scramble to develop a drug to prevent COVID-19, a University of Otago scientist has helped to create an international guidance statement urging caution in developing treatments. Dr Daniel Wright is a senior...

New national maternity early warning system aims to reduce maternal morbidity

A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.

More use of advanced practitioners needed to ease primary health care pressures, says researcher

A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher is calling for more funding and better use of advanced practitioners to reduce pressures on Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary health care system. Dr Tara Officer, a postdoctoral...

Dental petition to be delivered today

A 10,000-strong petition calling for major changes in what dental care for adults is provided will be handed over today.

Brushing away Whanganui children’s bad teeth with new study

Whanganui is leading the way with a study that aims to revolutionise the way decay in children's teeth is combated.

Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

Optometrists want end to cataract ‘postcode care’: ‘It’s affecting people’s quality of life’

Optometrists are calling for an end to unequal access to cataract surgery - saying too many Kiwis are being left to suffer.

Governor-General to open new high-tech facilities at St George’s Hospital

Surgeons operating at St George’s Hospital in Christchurch are using advanced imaging technology which lights up their patient’s anatomy with fluorescent dye, isolating very small tumours and cancer cells that can’t be seen with...

High cost means more than half of NZ’s young adults don’t access dental care

The risk for dental problems is determined in early childhood.

ACC to cut medical advisors in clinical services restructure

ACC is proposing to cut its medical advisors by 20 per cent and increase its psychology and allied clinical advisors in a proposed restructuring of its clinical advisory services released yesterday.


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...