Home support workforce will struggle to keep up with demand

New home and community support services workforce report outlines 22 recommendations to develop a stronger workforce to better meet the growing demands for their services.

Health invention sees students finalists in international award

A grandmother’s bad experience of a blocked medical drain inspired a digital device that has won Wellington design students a finalist place in the James Dyson Awards.

Global strategy to speed up HIV vaccine development launched

A new global strategy to address the challenges in developing an effective vaccine against HIV – which infects about 1.8m people a year – was launched in Spain this week.

Finding the right pathway in aged care

Glenwood Masonic Hospital Facility prides itself on giving staff the opportunity to navigate the career and training pathway that best suits them, and supporting them all the way.

Top tertiary teacher – adding humanity into teaching medicine

The Associate Professor behind hundreds of medical students bunking down for a weekend with a Kiwi Pacific family won this year’s Top Tertiary Teacher Supreme Award. Jody Hopkinson talks to Faumuina Fa’afetai Sopoaga about revolutionising the teaching of Pacific Health to our future doctors.

Rural patients receiving speech therapy online

Telehealth via an online app is helping Waikato speech therapists save travel time and increase support to rural patients

55 years of tireless support

After fifty-five years and supporting over 250 people in achieving their national qualifications later, Whanganui nurse Ailsa Stewart is retiring.

Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.

Whangārei medical centre offers patients video consultations

A Whangārei medical practice is believed to be the only one in the district to introduce video consultation for registered patients with minor illnesses.

“It brings me joy”: recognising the benefits of volunteering

Volunteer Darren Best was recognised recently at the Minister of Health Volunteer Awards where he was the Health Care Provider Service Individual Winner.
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