Articles for category: Health

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National’s health policies hollow without workforce – Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) says the National Party’s new health policies announced today ring hollow because they don’t address the missing workforce needed to deliver them. NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku said there was nothing new in what National announced and that the policies, while laudable in themselves, presupposed ...

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El Niño amplifies pollen triggers for asthma sufferers

Allergy sufferers are being warned to brace themselves for the upcoming hay fever season, as El Niño weather conditions favour a windier, warmer, and drier than usual summer. And while that forecast sounds ideal for most Kiwis wanting to enjoy a beach holiday, for those with allergies and asthma it means an intense period of ...

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Pay equity settlement agreed for allied health workers in Te Whatu Ora

Agreement on salary increases to address historical sex-based undervaluation of allied scientific and technical health practitioners has been made between APEX, PSA & Te Whatu Ora. The proposed settlement would result in allied, scientific, and technical health practitioners across Te Whatu Ora receiving a wide range of pay adjustments from 0 – 40%. APEX Advocate, ...

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Leading advocacy group and Clare Foundation commit to ‘keeping dental on the agenda’

A leading advocacy group and philanthropic foundation have put pen to paper on a significant funding agreement for ongoing work towards universal dental in Aotearoa New Zealand. Clare Foundation is today announcing a major three-year funding agreement with ActionStation Aotearoa to continue work on a universal dental campaign. “We’re encouraged by political parties like Labour ...

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‘General anaesthetic used without informed consent’

A doctor has breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) after a woman was given a general anaesthetic without her informed consent. The woman underwent a surgical procedure to remove a lesion from her left cheek. She repeatedly requested the procedure be performed under local anaesthetic and sedation, but the ...

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PMA expresses condolences on the passing of Professor Richie Poulton

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Emeritus Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton CNZM, New Zealand Clinical Psychologist and long-serving Director of the University of Otago’s renowned Dunedin Study. Professor Poulton’s distinguished career has had a positive impact in both New Zealand and internationally. He was the Director of the University ...