Health & Beauty

Nurse named ‘neonatal nurse of the year’

Wellington neonatal nurse practitioner Paula Dellabarca has spent her career helping some of the region’s smallest and most vulnerable patients and their families. That has seen her named the Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa’s ‘Neonatal...... Read More

New unit for premature babies at Waitākere Hospital

A $6 million rebuild of Waitākere Hospital's neonatal unit will provide six more cots, allowing more babies to be cared for closer to home. In recent months, the west Auckland hospital was forced to send premature and sick babies to Taranaki and...... Read More

Tackling rural health workforce issues

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government will take a series of measures to improve the supply of doctors, nurses and midwives working in rural New Zealand. “It’s widely known and accepted that we face challenges attracting...... Read More

Popcorn recall due to undeclared allergen

Serious Foods Co Ltd  is recalling specific batches of its Serious Popcorn brand Coconut and Vanilla popcorn and Popping Corn due to  the presence of an undeclared allergen (gluten). The 80g Serious Popcorn brand Coconut and Vanilla and the...... Read More

Ambos to strike across New Zealand

Around 1000 ambulance professionals employed by St John have voted to take a sophisticated series of strike actions to ensure patient safety is not put at risk. From today, ambulance crews across the country will refuse to attend non-emergency event...... Read More

New unit to transform critical care at Dunedin Hospital

A new intensive care unit unveiled at Dunedin Hospital is expected to improve patient privacy and critical care in the region. Stage one of the hospital's ICU upgrade was officially opened this morning. The unit includes 12 more beds, thick tiles...... Read More

Rider tossed over handlebars in accident

A motocross rider has a suspected back injury following an accident at the weekend. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust was called to Riverhead Forest at about 3.30pm on Saturday. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says a man in his 30s had...... Read More

Local standards not being met - WorkSafe

New Zealand has clearly defined standards for how machinery should be guarded, and WorkSafe says they’re still not being met by too many companies. “Too many workers are being seriously injured as a result of substandard guarding,”...... Read More

Café Scientifique explore Manuka

Manuka, it’s known as liquid gold, but it’s also the subject of recent controversy with fake Manuka honey doing the rounds and Australians trying to claim it as their own. Associate Professor Mike Clearwater from the University of Waikato...... Read More