Health

Parking crisis at Christchurch Hospital

Colin Black wants a better solution for parking at Christchurch Hospital but in the meantime is using the park and ride ...

When will the hospital parking nightmare end?

Mum's fears for baby realised video

Crystal Gillies says her instincts told her something was wrong with baby daughter River.

Crystal Gillies knew something was wrong with her baby daughter but had to fight for a diagnosis.

Shift from illness to wellness

Physios involved in the Pinc & Steel walk up Mt Vic on Sunday, February 26. From left, Chris Marshall, Emma Mark, Andrea ...

Get some fresh air and exercise, all while helping ensure cancer patients can access physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Organ donation rates in the dozens

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Organ donor's father pleads for higher donation rates as statistics paint a stark picture.

Hospice surprise $1.35m buyer

Britannia House trust chair Stephen Fitzjohn is delighted that it as been purchased by Te Omanga Hospice for $1.35 ...

Te Omanga Hospice purchases former Petone rest home.

Woman barricades herself in MP's office

The most recent health data shows the use of seclusion among adult mental health patients has dropped in the last six months.

Police had to deal with former mental health patient, who did not feel safe outside of Trevor Mallard's office.

Towns left out of campaign

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Quake-hit Hurunui and Kaikoura may miss out on a social recovery programme due to a funding gap.

Health targets 'political tick boxes'

Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says health targets are "press releases saying how good we are".

800 people waited more than six hours in ED according to latest health targets.

Demand for medical records

Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray said staff have to exercise caution when family members request access to a ...

Waikato DHB staff say more people are wanting to access their medical records.

Euthanasia supporters fill court video

Supporters of Susan Austen outside  Wellington District Court on Friday.

Accused of importing a euthanasia drug, Susan Dale Austen arrived at court to a crowd of well-wishers.

Boot camp to beat neuroblastoma

Filipo Fifita, 28, is a personal trainer and wants to use fitness as a fundraiser to help a little girl with neuroblastoma.

For Filipo‚Äč Fifita, a random act of kindness was what it took to realise a true passion.

Hospitals switch on wifi

Overnight patients at Wellington and Hutt hospitals and Kapiti Health Centre now have access to free wifi.

At this stage, free wifi will only be available to overnight inpatients in Wellington and Kapiti.

Parkinson's breakthrough

The breakthrough in the understanding of how Parkinson's spreads through the brain will lead to better treatment options ...

Auckland scientists reveal for the first time how Parkinson's disease develops.

The gift of hearing video

Katie Taylor with daughter Maisy, 2, who has cochlear implants in both ears.

A 2-year-old had lived most of her life unable to hear her mum say her name.

McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits video

Hailey Crossan, 18, gets a hug from mum Kara after her flight with Richie McCaw.

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.

'One in a million'

Dr Husaini Bin Hafiz, pictured with his wife Juliana Binte Osman, died on February 13 in Hagley Park as he made his way ...

A mental health practitioner, who died while on his way to work at Christchurch Hospital, has left a lasting legacy.

Smart kids more likely to smoke pot

Clever and curious teenagers are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, a study in England finds.

Clever and curious teens are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, English study finds.

Headache over for headache sufferers

Helen Tufui is looking forward to bringing The Headache Clinic north, as she checks out a neck vertebrae example.

A headache clinic, which successfully treats 94 per cent of patients, is expanding to the North Island.

Council votes down gastro fund

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Hastings council says 'no' to $100k fund for people with health problems linked to gastro outbreak.

Dairies stop selling kids fizzy drink

CR Dairy in Eltham has agreed to not sell sugary drinks to students before 9am on school days.

Two Taranaki dairies have agreed not to sell kids sugary drinks on school mornings.

New hospital short $3.5m

Conceptual drawings of a proposed Maniototo health facility development.

Supporters of a new $5.5 million Maniototo health facility are seeking a $1m contribution from council to help close a $3.5m shortfall.

Don't ignore your mental health during recovery

Head Injury Society of Southland Inc field officer Miranda Kennedy

Experts are calling for individuals recovering from an injury to look after their mental health.

Farewell Jane Roe, complicated champion of abortion rights

Norma McCorvey, right, was the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ...

OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.

Her life is 'nothing' without her dog

Kapiti Coast woman Diane Wells, who has brittle bone disease and cerebral palsy, and has spoken about her love of her ...

Wheelchair-bound woman with terminally ill dog "chooses" to become homeless.

New law to force drug rehab

A recent law change has simplified the process for forcing drug addicts into rehabilitation.

Law change could force more drug addicts into rehab, but will centres be able to cope?

ACC are 'scumbags', radiation victim says

Radiation poisoning victim Bryon O'Regan's has been battling to get compensation out of ACC.

Dream of compensation put on hold amidst further hurdles.

Hospital clears itself of wrong doing

Medical staff made the right call by leaving an injured man in parking lot to wait for an ambulance, an investigation ...

Injured man was left unattended 100 metres from a hospital front door for almost an hour.

Cops to deal with more 'non-crime'

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said changing public expectations, and different service demands meant cops expected to ...

Police expecting a rise in the number of calls they get for mental health crises and suicide attempts.

The stigma of residential care

Cathy Kiely, left, and partner Philip Sim with a picture of their son Jesse.

"Giving up your child", "the easy option", "cruel". Parents hit back saying their autistic son is in the best place possible.

Six years of crippling pain not enough

Samantha Scoble has been coping with crippling stomach pain for six years but was still turned down to see a specialist.

Her stomach swells to size of beach ball and she's barely able to walk, but does not qualify to see a specialist.

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