An investigation has been launched after the Hawke's Bay District Health Board reported inadequately-sterilised surgical equipment was potentially used on 55 patients.
The decision to ban all mesh for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, has been condemned by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Medsafe announced on Monday that it was following Australia in...
Hundreds of people are expected to rally at Parliament today to call for more drugs to be funded by Pharmac.
A Tauranga mother of four who has always dreamed of becoming a paramedic has been barred from volunteering on St John ambulances because they have changed their main anaesthetic to one that could kill her.
Two out of five clients with serious spinal injuries have had potentially painful and debilitating pressure injuries (‘bed sores’) in the past three years, says ACC. Some of the estimated 55,000 people suffering preventable pressure injuries every year.
Auckland health bosses have revealed a picture of a health system at breaking point from underfunding and population growth.
Should the government buy medicines for people who could afford the drugs themselves? This is one question asked in a new report by think tank The New Zealand Initiative. Written by Bryce Wilkinson, the report...