Health & Beauty

Changes follow hospital deaths

A total of 21 “serious adverse events” have been reported by the Rotorua based Lakes District Health Board (DHB) over the 2017/18 period. The DHB has reported 11 deaths through inefficiencies. The deaths were registered in the areas of...... Read More

Fellowship awarded to BOPDHB director fourth time

For an unprecedented fourth time in six years the New Zealand recipient of a prestigious award has come from the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. BOPDHB Allied Health, Scientific and Technical Executive Director Martin Chadwick has just been announced...... Read More

DHB not filling 58 vacancies to save money

Middlemore Hospital is keeping 58 administration jobs unfilled as it struggles to save $18 million this year. The Counties Manukau District Health Board said not filling those jobs would save it $2.2m a year. None of the deliberately-unfilled jobs...... Read More

Addiction services back govt on synthetic approach

Organisations working with people addicted to synthetic cannabis are backing the government's plan to take a less punitive and more health-based approach towards them. Over the past year more than 50 people have died as a result of taking synthetic...... Read More

Pharmacy wins battle with govt for right to sell kombucha

A Wellington pharmacy has won an expensive legal battle with the government over the right to sell kombucha. WellWorks co-owner Ben Latty has won a legal battle with the government to sell kombucha at his pharmacy. Like any pharmacy, Wellness Works...... Read More

Addiction services back govt move on synthetic cannabis

Organisations working with people addicted to synthetic cannabis are backing the government's plan to take a less punitive and more health-based approach towards them. Over the past year more than 50 people have died as a result of taking synthetic...... Read More

Govt action on synthetics drugs crisis applauded

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for...... Read More

Towns throughout NZ worried about drugs and housing crisis

People in working class communities are most concerned about the effects of drug abuse and the housing crisis on their neighbourhoods. The Salvation Army said these social problems are holding back communities from thriving and it's calling on...... Read More