Millions wasted as tens of thousands of patients fail to show up to appointments every year.
I've always had asthma but now my daily battle for breath makes it hard just to get out of bed.
St John Ambulance will review their private transport fees after two Waikato patients were overcharged.
Millions of taxpayers' dollars wasted as Auckland patients fail to make it to hospital appointments.
How do you make people understand that you're ill if you don't have any physical symptions?
Provisional forecasts show the DHB will finish $3.8 million ahead of budget for 2013/14.
ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.
Eagle-eyed pharmacist spotted a shard of glass in a bottle of medicine, sparking national recall.
Westies and North Shore residents are being struck down with more diseases than other Aucklanders.
It's the worst flu season in years, Google reckons - but the Health Ministry's not so sure.
I was a 20-a-day smoker, ate lots of fry ups and was living life to the full. But I didn't want to die.
Nationwide mayoral revolt against legal highs put immense pressure on the Govt to ban the drugs outright, newly released documents show.
When I found out I might have prostate cancer I did the worst thing possible, writes Gary Mills.
A multi-million dollar windfall is waiting to be claimed by as many as 1500 accident victims.
Madiee Merrick has been waiting more than a year in the UK for surgery that will save her life.
The war against drug-resistant superbugs is being lost, but Wellington scientists won't surrender.
3-year-old Symphonya Turua was born with lissencephaly, meaning she is unable to walk, talk or sit up.
The death of a baby from dehydration came after "service failings" at Hutt Valley DHB.
Lack of communication by medical staff about a baby's deteriorating condition led to her death.
I just lay there all day watching TV while the pump besides me shoved various poisons into my veins.
Attention is turning to preschoolers in the effort to combat childhood obesity.
Wellington and Queenstown drivers most likely to agree to organ donation on their licences.
Mice can be quite savage when they're cheesed off, along with many other critters - and ACC pays.
Fewer Cantabrians have received a flu jab this year but it is not too late, health authorities say.
Bruce Stubbs was "scared s...less" as he lay on his back staring up at the fluorescent lights of a hospital ceiling.
A woman who became suicidal when her meds were changed says lives are being put at risk.
'Death cafes' come to NZ
Anyone for a flat white and a chat about flat-lining? Death cafes are the latest in cafe culture.
A new hospital in Greymouth will require $7.2 million not covered by a government loan.
High-need patients are finally getting access to dental care they can't afford thanks to volunteer clinics.
The antibiotic Amoxicillin is being recalled owing to fears the medicine may contain glass fragments.
Two company officials face charges of trying to fool officials investigating a deadly Listeria outbreak.
Flu vaccines cannot always protect against fast-changing strains of the virus, a new study shows.
Quake-prone crematorium needs to be rebuilt with a bigger furnace as bodies become larger.
More breast cancer patients are being urged to take part in clinical trials after it was revealed that only about 5 per cent are doing so.
Three years of symptoms, with countless blood tests and scans, but no one can tell me what's wrong.
'I thought it was OK cause it was legal'
A teenager has stubbed out his addiction to synthetic cannabis and picked up a toolbelt.
Health Minister Tony Ryall has backed the WDHB's decision to cut funding to two maternity units.
Measles cases continue to trickle into the Waikato.
Finding a park at Christchurch Hospital set to get harder as nearly 1000 spaces to be axed within a year.
The Waikato Hospital celebrates 260 staff who have each clocked up more than 30 years of service.
After a "cry for help" went unanswered there is a call to reduce the country's 108 helplines.
Lack of coordination means hospital parking issues are not being fixed, says health board member.
NZ's genderqueer community could be set to come out of the statistical closet in the next census.
Bumping into people prompts woman to visit optometrist - who finds brain tumour.
A dementia care rest home is being investigated amid claims of elder abuse.
Breast cancer survivors craft casts of their chests to raise funds for dragon boat team.
My mouth kept filling with blood but the blogs I'd read made me think that was normal.
Staff at two hospitals failed to care for an elderly woman in constant pain and deteriorating health.
A doctor's advice to a bulimic woman to self-pleasure ''breached sexual boundaries".
Mahonri Owen is in the throes of designing a brain-controlled electro-mechanical prosthetic hand.
Should fluoride in water be the responsibility of central government?