Health

Eye expert to train workers in Fiji

	 Dr Jim Stewart

A Hamilton eye expert is heading to Fiji this month, but not to holiday at the beach.

DHB cuts stressful

Hutt Hospital

Cost-cutting at Hutt Valley District Health Board has left staff stressed and confused.

Life of the walking dead

Collapsed

Katy Stonyer always warns people about narcolepsy but they don't get it till they see her collapse.

Sick doctors taking bugs to work

stethoscope

Ill doctors could be infecting patients, with many going to work despite knowing the risk.

Health insurance twist

Hospital corridor, generic

Sovereign will effectively pay its customers' health insurance if they choose not to claim, opting for public system instead.

I lived in fear of pain

Yoga

A bad-luck combination of genes and habits caused me excruciating pain until I took a new approach.

Flu surge hits hospital

Wellington Hospital is being stretched by winter sickness, with some ED patients waiting more than six hours for a bed.

Could Ebola reach New Zealand?

Ebola

The worst Ebola disease outbreak on record is unlikely to reach New Zealand from west Africa, authorities here say.

Staff on front line at hospital

Taranaki Base Hospital

Staff are the victims of over half of assaults at Taranaki Base Hospital's mental health unit.

Whanau helping hospital

Linda Ratana

At the rugby, at church, or on Facebook Maori and Pacific Island patients cannot avoid reminders of their Hutt Hospital appointments.

Woman injected with used needle

Needle, injection, blood test, medical, immunisation, innoculation

A patient injected with a used needle has been offered an apology from the negligent nurse.

Girl's river dunking to clear aura

massage

Alternative health therapist is censured after attempting to heal a girl's "multi-entity aura" without proper consent.

GP moves on after 38 years

Ralph Wiles

Ralph Wiles experienced it all during his 38 years in medicine in Tokoroa and now it is time to clock off.

Stroke victim speechless, but hopeful

Elliott family

Controversial stroke treatment might help Luke Elliott read, write and speak again to his family.

Nurses to perform bowel cancer tests

stethoscope

Some nurses will be trained to perform bowel-cancer tests as a crisis due to a shortage of medical specialists grows.

Warning of crisis in mental health

David Meates

More money urgently needed to avoid a looming mental health crisis, says CDHB boss.

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