Health

'It's too long to wait'

Owen Horton

Owen Horton is fuming he has to wait five-months to have his eyes assessed, and he's not the only one complaining about long delays.

Overseas surgery the only hope

Debbie Malloch

Lying on her back all day is not the way Debbie Malloch wants to spend her days.

Possible measles exposure at WOW

measles

Person with measles who attended World of WearableArt Awards may have exposed others to disease.

Breast cancer battle scars

Emerald Reid

Help raise awareness of the impact breast cancer has on Kiwi lives by sharing your story.

Restoring pride after a fall

Fall

For older people, falling in the home can be emotionally and physically scarring.

Connor's 'best shot at life'

cerebral palsy

Tuakau's Connor Graham just wants to enjoy growing up as a Kiwi kid, something most take for granted.

Ambulance wait under investigation

St John's Ambulance

An elderly man who fell ill in a New Plymouth cafe was forced to wait 45 minutes for an ambulance.

Patient privacy breach

Paperwork

Breach of privacy by an emergency department patient is referred to police.

Busy nurse misread dosage

stethoscope

Elderly man died hours after busy nurse accidentally gave him 10 times more medication than prescribed.

Students raise $100k for cancer

St Bede’s students

60 secondary school students have run 120 kilometres each over five days to raise $100,000 for CanTeen.

Suicide calls strain police

depression bullying suicide

Police are receiving 12,000 attempted or threatened suicide calls a year.

Call for hospital name change

David Gerrard

Professor says Dunedin Public Hospital is "more than just a provincial hospital".

Mislabelled poison risk to men

Poison, poisonous, toxic

When it comes to accidental poisoning, it appears men are more likely to drink from a mislabelled container than women.

Father's fight for dead son goes on

Lance Gravatt

Lance Gravatt has lost his job and a lot of money but can't give up fighting for his dead son.

'Crowding' killed baby

Generic housing

A baby's death in an over-crowded home has prompted criticism about unsuitable living conditions.

Paracetamol linked to ADHD

paracetamol

Children whose mothers took a common painkiller during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing behavioural problems, research says.

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