Need for emergency ambulances on the incline

St John has released emergency workload statistics for 2019 confirming the number of emergency ambulance responses continues to climb. Every year the... Read More

Diet and “detox” teas pulled from sale

Several brands of diet and “detox” tea have been withdrawn from sale after Consumer NZ found they contained a pharmacy-only medicine. Consumer... Read More

Swimming again for an anti-drug campaign

A Bay of Plenty hospital psychiatrist is planning on swimming the Cook Straight at 8.30am today. Bronwyn Copeland, one of the psychiatrists that works... Read More

Mental health before marks says education expert

  As NCEA results are being released this week, it’s important that students and whanau remember that mental health is more important than... Read More

Provisional deal to fund breast cancer drug

  Pharmac has struck a provisional deal to fund a breast cancer drug which petitioners and sufferers have been demanding.   Government drug-buying... Read More

Volunteer for Child Cancer’s street appeal

  Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers to help out with its annual street appeal on February 28 and 29.   The appeal is the... Read More

Round-the-clock medical care for eruption victims

One month on, victims of the fatal Whakaari /White Island eruption are still requiring round-the-clock medical care. The explosion on December 9 claimed... Read More

Nurses selflessness admired after fatal eruption

Six Australian and one Kiwi nurse have been thanked for their selflessness and kindness for travelling to Whakatāne Hospital at short notice and helping... Read More

Govt to research festival drug checks

A new research project will examine the effectiveness of drug checking programmes at music festivals to find out whether it helps keep people safe and... Read More

Paving the way for quality medicinal cannabis

New regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of... Read More

White Island aftermath “beyond comprehension”

“What we were faced with on Monday was beyond comprehension.” This is what Whakatāne Hospital clinical leader and consultant anaesthetist... Read More

NZ will get contraception guidelines in 2020

For the first time, New Zealand is going to have national guidelines for contraceptives, including ironing out any confusion around the seven-day break... Read More

Countdown to provide defibrillators in all stores

Kiwis will soon be able to access life-saving defibrillators at 181 Countdown supermarkets across the country. With AEDs already in some of its supermarkets,... Read More

Lakes DHB top job to Jim Mather

Jim Mather, who has served as chief executive officer of three organisations over the last 16 years, has been appointed the new chairman of the Lakes... Read More

Shaw ends decade as DHB chief

    After 10 years, Deryck Shaw is bringing down the curtain as chairman of the Lakes District Health Board. His tenure ends this week,... Read More