Health & Beauty

Lack of sleep could affect your safety at work

Daylight Saving this weekend is a good time to check on the amount of sleep you are getting to keep yourself and others healthy and safe as you work, says WorkSafe Chief Executive Nicole Rosie. “People who are tired and fatigued are 30 per cent more...... Read More

Grant aims for safer homes for children

A new grant aims to provide safer homes for New Zealand children in the future. Those who work with families and whanau to promote child safety in the home are invited to apply for the ACC and Safekids Aotearoa Make Your Home a Safety Zone Grant. The...... Read More

Convicted ADHB fraudster sentenced

A former DHB manager who stole money and billed for security at his daughter's birthday party has been sentenced to community service and a curfew. Stephen John Paterson appeared at Auckland District Court today for sentencing after being found...... Read More

Kiwis benefit from Pharmac’s model, says Coleman

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows that Pharmac is delivering more subsidised medicines, benefiting around 3.6 million Kiwis. “Pharmac’s model for increasing New Zealander’s access to subsidised medicines and treatments...... Read More

New app for hospital navigation

A free app for visitors to find their way around Palmerston North hospital has been released. PN Hospital can be downloaded to a smartphone or other device via the Apple Apps Store (for Apple devices) or Google Play (Android devices). It is designed...... Read More

GP letter ’more evidence of failure’ - Labour

A letter of complaint by medical practitioners to the Ministry of Health and Capital and Coast District Health Board underlines how badly patients are being let down by mental health services in Wellington, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern. "The...... Read More

Suppliers warned of contaminated water risks

Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. Visiting water contamination expert, Dr Steve Hrudey from the University of Alberta,...... Read More

Suspected norovirus outbreak in the BOP

Bay of Plenty Hospital are on high alert following a suspected norovirus outbreak. As of midday on today. there have been no new cases of suspected norovirus either in patients or staff at Whakatane Hospital’s Acute Care Unit (ACU),...... Read More

Pharmacy warfarin service benefits thousands

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a growing number of Kiwis are being supported to manage their blood thinning medication through a pharmacist-led scheme. “This Government has made providing care in the community and closer to home a priority,”...... Read More

Suspected norovirus outbreak at Whangarei Hospital

Eleven patients have been isolated at Whangarei Hospital after a suspected norovirus outbreak. The ward, for elective and acute orthopaedic and multi-trauma patients, has been closed to new admissions and visitors will be restricted. The Northland District...... Read More