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Eight-year hospital redevelopment brings world-class facilities to Cantabrians

Eight years, $130 million dollars and four new buildings – St George’s redevelopment is now complete, making it one of the most well-equipped private hospitals in New Zealand. New facilities include digital operating theatres using...

Nurses and midwives invited to return to practice in supportive new initiative

Nurses and midwives who have left the workforce are being invited to return through a supportive Return to Practice Programme at MidCentral District Health Board. A drop-in session to discuss the new Return to Practice...

Community urged to seek support and show kindness

People in the MidCentral region are being asked to show kindness, compassion and support to each other as the community works together to stamp out COVID-19. The resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand, which has...

PHARMAC considering a new way of contracting for medicines

Consultation has gone out today to health professionals and is available on PHARMAC’s website for anyone wanting to have their say about its annual tender process and a proposal to modify its contracting arrangements. Every...

Te reo Māori names gifted to hospital units

Palmerston North Hospital’s children, maternity and women’s clinics have been gifted te reo Māori names, with the new signs unveiled in a Matariki celebration. Visitors will now be guided by the names gifted to the...

New cancer treatment machine for Palmerston North Hospital

A new linear accelerator has replaced an older machine and significantly improved the capacity for treating cancer patients at Palmerston North Hospital’s Regional Cancer Treatment Service. The new cancer treatment machine was officially opened on...

World Aids Day reflects importance of community effort

Sunday 1 December is World Aids Day and the theme of this year’s observance is that communities can make a difference by fighting to end the epidemic. One way for community-led organisations to act is...

New Zealand’s first Dementia Action Plan drafted

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation said, “we do not have a comprehensive and affordable plan for coping with the tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way…we cannot wait to take action. The job...

Health Ministry’s new Health Infrastructure Unit on its way

Karl Wilkinson has been appointed to the role of Director of Health Infrastructure within the Health Infrastructure Unit. Helene Carbonatto has also been appointed as acting Group Manager, Capital Investment Management. “I’m very pleased that...

Hip fracture report: hospital treatment improving but delays remain

The Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) has released a report today showing 75 percent of patients in New Zealand receive a nerve block injection to help manage pain after a hip...

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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...

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