Health

How do NZ dental costs compare?

The cost of dental care in New Zealand is enough for Kiwis to forgo treatment. But how do our prices compare to other ...

Many people avoid the "murder house" because it's too expensive. How about overseas?

EDs inundated with mental health patients

ED patients in mental distress will have an initial medical assessment but often then have to wait for a mental health ...

More people with mental health distress are turning up at EDs, with patients waiting up to three days to be assessed.

SDHB will provide oxygen to hub

Carrie Adams, of the Northern Southland Medical Trust, at the former Lumsden Maternity Centre.

Southern DHB to complete a review after a baby on was born enroute to Southland Hospital at the weekend.

'Waiting with bated breath'

Bernice Gibbs, chairwoman of Awareness: Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions network, wants increased ...

This week will set the future direction for mental health and addiction services. For now, everything is on hold.

Measles cases climb to 71 video

To date, 71 people from across Auckland have contracted measles this year (file photo).

Two more diagnoses over the weekend as Auckland outbreak of potentially life-threatening illness continues.

Waikato DHB leaders shortlisted

The job listing asked for a leader who was visible and personable, as well as having "real mana and humility" (file photo).

Applications have closed for a chief executive to lead the health board "at a critical juncture".

Push for after-hours care continues

The Rangiora Health Hub opened in 2015, but does not include after-hours health services.

The organiser of a community-led petition says she is thrilled to have gathered 10,000 signatures from people wanting better access to healthcare in the Waimakariri district.

Former hospice for sale

Te Omanga Hospice boss Biddy Harford announced the purchase of Britannia House in  2017. It is now for sale with the ...

Te Omanga Hospice looking to recover costs from sale of Britannia House.

'Third-world' dental conditions video

Hamilton dentist Dr Assil Russell started a petition, which has since been signed by 10,000 people, calling for the ...

Too many people are getting serious infections because they can't afford treatment, dentists say amid push for more funding.

Woman in ICU with measles video

A woman is receiving treatment for measles at Whangārei Hospital (file photo).

Northland DHB issues public alert after a woman was diagnosed with measles - the fourth case in the region.

From cop shop to health hub

Box 112 plans to build the new Harley Chambers medical complex on the old police headquarters site.

A disused Christchurch police station will be converted into a medical and technology research centre.

Toddler's rotten teeth not checked

Ivy Dyas has a condition where her teeth are susceptible to decay, but the toddler has to wait months for treatment.

This Kiwi toddler waited five months with a painful abscess and rotten teeth because the waiting list for treatment was so long.

Blood test saves teen's life

Courtney Mason thought she was getting the flu, until a blood test showed something was seriously wrong.

Courtney Mason thought she was getting the flu, until a blood test showed something was seriously wrong.

The brilliant Bagshaws video

Sue and Phil Bagshaw both turn 70 this year, but have no plans to slow down in their efforts to help the community.

She’s a doctor who’s devoted decades to caring for disadvantaged youth. He’s a pioneering surgeon who set up a charity hospital where treatments are free.

Increased access to menstrual products

The Days for Girls team in Nelson, from left, Jackie Thorns, Debra Gibbs and Bernadette Storer sew reusable menstrual ...

A group of Nelson women have joined a global movement, sewing reusable menstrual pads to improve outcomes for women.

Woman airlifted to Nelson Hospital

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew on Saturday used a winch to get an injured woman aboard (file photo).

A woman who fell in the Mt Arthur area of Kahurangi National Park flown to hospital by rescue chopper.

First baby born at centre

Pine Taua and Christian Tu’ugasala welcomed a son, Tupotu Tu’ugasala, on Friday.

Birthing centre offering mothers free alternative to hospital care reaches milestone: a healthy baby boy.

'Why wouldn't people listen?' video

Tamaki played the piano beautifully, despite never receiving a proper lesson in his life.

Foster parents of FASD sufferer who died in mental health care hit out at government.

Abortion debate driven by emotion

'Stop the bans': Abortion rights activists rally across the US

OPINION: If men were criminalised for pregnancies that ended in abortion, the Crimes Act would have changed long ago.

Have the quitters quit?

Richard Barnett is down to one pack of cigarettes every five days, thanks to vaping.

They made it their New Year's resolution to quit smoking - so have they managed it?

Wandering cat ends up in ED

Wilbur the cat somehow got from Cambridge to Waikato Hospital ED in Hamilton during the 16 days he was missing.

Wilbur the cat's wandering saw him travel 25km to find cuddles at Waikato Hospital's emergency department.

Tyson's muzzle nuzzle lifts patients video

Tyson spends time with Nelson Tasman Hospice patient Trevor and his family.

Patients at the Nelson Tasman Hospice were given a lift with the visit of Tyson, the Clydesdale cross horse. 

Plumbing company in trouble

PHP NZ Limited is the plumbing subcontractor on the new Christchurch Hospital, Hagley building.

Application made to liquidate plumbing company working on Christchurch hospital and convention centre.

Working at the limits of transplant technology

Kiwi surgeon Simon Talbot, world-leading transplant surgeon, during a 2016 double-arm transplant at Boston's Brigham and ...

Cutting-edge hand and face transplants might seem miraculous, but there's even more to come, says Kiwi surgeon.

Measles 'canary in the coalmine' video

Life in an iron lung. Some polio patients needed mechanical respiration to allow them to breathe. The iron lung enclosed ...

Measles rearing its ugly head is an ominous reminder that the big, bad diseases we thought we'd conquered maybe waiting in the shadows.

Wards can be warzones

"You need a certain set of skills," former Waikato Hospital guard Harry Midwood said. "The people who do [hospital ...

A former security guard at Waikato Hospital left due to fear one day he'd get injured - or worse.

Family fights for mental health change

The two meetings felt like the best hope for change for Dave Macpherson and Jane Stevens, and son Tony Stevens, not ...

Nicky Stevens died in 2015, and this week his family put their case to two leaders.

$1.3 billion to stand still

The Government will have to spend big on health to maintain existing levels of service, union analysis shows.

Analysis suggests that's how much health needs in the Budget just to maintain existing services. Will the Government deliver?

Brain tumour that won't quit video

Dylan Bowman, 23, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at 21 and told it would keep coming back. He's just had his second ...

At 23, Dylan Bowman is battling a foe that is incurable and could come back at any time.

Fourth measles case in Wellington video

A 22-year-old man has been discharged from Hutt Hospital after being admitted on Tuesday with measles, making him the ...

A 22-year-old male has been confirmed as having measles, raising concerns he may have infected others while unaware of his condition.

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