RATs And Self-isolation – Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 4:45 pmPress Release: Science Media Centre Evidence shows some Covid-19 cases can remain infectious after seven days, meaning they may continue to spread the virus after leaving isolation. New Zealand’s current self-isolation rules state that positive Covid-19 cases must isolate for seven days, or until their symptoms end, whichever comes latest. … Read more

Local Hospitals Urge Visitors To Wear Masks And Keep Patients Safe

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 5:36 pmPress Release: Health New Zealand Ltd Tauranga and Whakatāne hospital staff are asking visitors to wear masks and follow other public health requirements to keep patients safe from COVID-19 and the flu. They are also asking people to avoid visiting friends and whānau in hospital if they are sick with … Read more

Accuretic Supply Issue, Almost 36,000 New Zealanders Taking The Blood Pressure Medicine Will Need To Change Treatments

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 5:46 amPress Release: PHARMAC Pharmac has updated health care professionals that supply of quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide (branded as Accuretic), from supplier Pfizer, will be disrupted due to the detection of a contaminant called nitrosamine. This is a global issue, with voluntary recalls happening in other countries, including in Australia, Europe, the … Read more

What About The Health Workforce From July 1st As Health NZ Governance Takes Effect?

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 4:53 pmOpinion: NZIMLS By Terry Taylor, President, New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS). I remember back in 2018 sitting in the then Minister of Health Dr David Clark’s electorate office in Dunedin and chatting about where I thought the profession of medical laboratory science was going to be in … Read more

Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network Welcomed As “A Force For Rural Health”

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 1:25 pmPress Release: NZ Rural General Practice Network Over 150 rural health representatives from across New Zealand gathered at Parliament yesterday to celebrate the launch of Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network. The new collective organisation was welcomed by Hon Peeni Henare Associate Minister of Health (Māori) as a “force for rural … Read more

MSD Revisits Funding For Disabled Man Following Ombudsman’s Investigation

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 10:52 amPress Release: Office of the Ombudsman Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says it is unreasonable that there is no mechanism to reassess funding for community participation programmes for disabled people throughout their life once they have left school. However, he has commended the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) for its response … Read more

Hāpai Te Hauora’s SUDI Prevention Coordination Service Reiterates The Need For Every New Māmā To Be Given Wahakura.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 2:50 pmPress Release: Hapai Te Hauora The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service (NSPCS) is dismayed to once again see a Coroner’s ruling that the death of an infant was preventable had the whānau been given a pēpi-pod or wahakura at birth. We strongly implore the Ministry of Health to reconsider its … Read more

Positive Move Regarding Vaccinations But A Challenging Time Ahead

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 5:49 amPress Release: Federation of Primary Health The Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa (FPHANZ) says making flu shots available to more New Zealanders and the second Covid booster roll out are positive moves however is sounding a word of caution. From this Friday, around another 800,000 New Zealanders will be eligible … Read more

Māori-led Research Team To Undertake Real-time Research On Key Māori Health Policy

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:48 amPress Release: Health Research Council An independent Māori-led research team has been awarded $1.5M by the Ministry of Health and Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to track the implementation and progress of the government’s Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025. In addition to the Ministry of Health’s internal … Read more