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

More cancer medicines for more people

Five new cancer medicines have now been funded this year, meaning thousands or people have more treatment options PHARMAC has today announced that it... Read More

UK medics fight deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

UK medics are joining the fight against a fatal outbreak of measles affecting thousands of people in Samoa. The group of 13 British doctors and nurses... Read More

New chums make charitable trust

Two new trustees have been voted in to join four re-elected trustees on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for the next three years.   But there... Read More

Students gain rural health immersion in BOP

A total of 63 students from a diverse range of health professions called Whakatāne home this year as they got to grips with the requirements of practicing... Read More

Cheque handed over for hospital heart scanner

An echocardiogram or heart scanner is now possible for Taupo Hospital thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Taupo Hospital and Health Society. It... Read More

NZ medical staff & measles vaccines going to Samoa

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that at the request of the Samoan Government, New Zealand will be providing further support to Samoa as... Read More

More vaccines for meningococcal disease

PHARMAC’s decision to fund a vaccine to protect young people from meningococcal disease from December 1, is being welcome by the Government. Associate... Read More

Calls to vaccinate to stop illness spreading

With the year drawing to a close and summer holidays fast approaching, the local Medical Officer of Health is urging Bay of Plenty and Lakes residents... Read More

Movember charity calls for after work ‘happy hour’

A men's health organisation hopes to change the way people view and use the traditional happy hour, asking businesses to finish early so their employees... Read More

St John welcome paramedic registration

New Zealand paramedics will now be registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). A move that is being welcomed by St John. The... Read More

Tauranga teen designs bot for anxiety sufferers

  The grip of anxiety was so strong for Will Waters he would get to bottom of the stairs in the morning and be unable to get out the door. During... Read More

More progress on cancer medicines, says Labour

PHARMAC’s decision to fund a new leukaemia treatment means three new cancer medicines have now been funded so far this year, Health Minister David... Read More

Poor diets and dental habits lead to tooth damage

Dental experts are calling for Kiwis to make dietary changes and reduce their consumption of food acids to protect their oral health following the release... Read More