Health

Nurse's care of patient criticised

An Auckland nurse’s lack of care for a man with dementia has been found lacking after the man left his ward and later died.

IHC arm admits part in bath drowning

Idea Services pleads guilty to playing a part in the death of a high-needs Palmerston North teenager

Flu deadlier than cars

"Huge toll" from seasonal influenza means the flu brings more casualties than the road toll.

'I should still have a son'

Grieving mum believes son's death, after incident at Hillmorton Hospital, could have been prevented.

Kiwis flock to Ebola mission

New Zealanders are jumping at the chance to help fight Ebola in Africa.

Care changes needed

Reviews of 11 suspected-suicide deaths in have revealed more issues with the mental health service.

Free to look to the future

No more cancer for Nick

It took five years but Nick White can talk again after losing half his tongue to cancer.

Woolly thinking a real life-saver

A flock of New Zealand sheep has led to a world-first scientific breakthrough for sick children.

Gran versus the killer

After losing three family members, Masterton 73-year-old Deidre vanGerven has made it her quest to ban asbestos completely.

Hospital redevelopment backed

The redevelopment of Palmerston North Hospital is being backed by the Health Minister.

Cancer diary book to help others

Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.

Health cost-cutting scheme shelved

Government axing controversial health cost-cutting entity - but DHBs still need to save $620m.

Ex-smokers breathing easy

Peter Eldridge, 78, originally from London, began smoking when he was 12 and quickly started smoking 40 cigarettes a day.

Workers hooked on fizzy drinks

Vanuatuan workers guzzling fizzy drinks think losing teeth at 30 is normal, vineyard contractor says.

Wellington Hospital full

Patients with mild ailments asked to stay away from Wellington Hospital, as it struggles to cope with a surge in patients.

Desperately seeking scanner

It's Australasia's busiest emergency department but it's missing a critical piece of diagnostic equipment.

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