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The $29 million question: Aged care sector questions Ombudsman’s monitoring role

The Office of the Ombudsman has been allocated $29 million over the next four years to fulfil the additional United Nations monitoring obligations identified by the Minister of Justice on 6 June 2018. This involves...

Pharmacist assumes typo error – gives wrong dose to child

A pharmacist assumed a new treatment for slowing short-sightedness in children was a prescribing mistake and dispensed eye drops 100 times stronger than prescribed.

Hearing Awareness Week: 1–7 March 2021

Hearing New Zealand and its 23 branches throughout New Zealand are preparing for this year’s Hearing Awareness Week in March. World Hearing Day 2021 marks the launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Report...

Hospital health shock: Starship, one-fifth of Auckland and Northland hospital facilities ‘not fit for...

About one-fifth of Auckland and Northland hospital facilities, including Starship Children's Hospital, are beyond their life expectancy or "not fit for purpose".

Entries now OPEN for 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri...

Help us find the hidden healthcare heroes! Entries are now open for the 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora, New Zealand’s only national, independent primary care awards. This year has shown...

Young female doctors speak about sexual harassment in New Zealand hospitals

Three medical practitioners tell Tess Nichol about a culture of sexual intimidation and cover-ups in our hospitals.

Toxic mould, fungus and bacteria growing in leaky hospital

The children's ward and the National Burn Centre are among four buildings at Middlemore Hospital that are leaking, have dangerous mould and bacteria growing in them and are at risk of having cladding fall from them.

Kiwis stockpile paracetamol, the basis of most calls to National Poisons Centre

While paracetamol was the most common substance of enquiry for calls to the National Poisons Centre in 2018, new research reveals most New Zealanders have large quantities of the painkiller stockpiled in their homes. In...

NZ women increasingly having abortions before 10 weeks

New Zealand women are having abortions earlier in their pregnancy – a trend which has been welcomed by Family Planning.

Experts say cannabis can’t be defined as a medicine

If we are going to ask doctors to prescribe cannabis as a medicine, why would cannabis products not be required to meet existing standards, ask experts.
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