Health

Rare brain condition crippling video

Elijah North has microcephaly, which means his brain does not grow as well as it should.

But parents of 2-year-old aren't giving up hope and have turned to Australia for treatment.

Inquest probes hospital's care

Discharged from hospital, Beth Cross was rushed back there by her husband, Daniel Cross.

The family of a 71-year-old Foxton woman who died soon after her hospital released her want answers.

'Unprecedented' health cuts

Former CDHB acting chairman Mark Solomon has warned the Ministry of Health that unprecedented service cuts will be ...

Health services in Canterbury could face severe cuts if the Government refuses to approve a DHB deficit blowout.

$18 GP visits for 600,000 more

Prime Minister Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman have unveiled a major new health policy for cheap ...

National promise to give 600,000 low-income Kiwis access to $18 doctor visits.

Hospital slammed over man's care

An elderly man died of a heart infection following a raft of delays at a Northland hospital (FILE PHOTO).

He was transferred out of the emergency department because staff wanted to meet a target. He died shortly afterwards.

Finding hope with autism video

Sonia Kamdar is thankful for Leon the assistance dog who helps calm her son, Soham Rajasingam, who has autism.

"People say it gets better but I'm waiting to see when that happens."

Shop investigated for 'Zig Zag man' sign

Henderson Discounter is allegedly in breach of the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990.

The "Zig Zag man" on an Auckland discount shop's branding is being investigated for breaching tobacco advertising regulations.

Chart: Kids and the GP

The number of NZ children unable to get to the doctor because of cost hasn't changed since free healthcare for kids was ...

Most young NZ children get to the doctor when they are sick, but that changes as they get older.

Vigil recalls gastro crisis

Euphemia Baker at the candlelight water vigil in Wellington on Sunday.

One year on from Havelock North water crisis, communities send message to government.

$250k for hospital beds, helipad

Ruby Allen suffered from an acute respiratory illness from seven months to age five.

In a night, generous Cantabrians raised $250k to help Canterbury's cash-strapped health system.

More crisis support needed

The MidCentral District Health Board's mental health crisis service is under pressure.

Manawatu's mental health crisis service under pressure as demand increases.

Hospital considers layoffs

The facilities services team at Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim, is being reviewed by Nelson Marlborough Health. (File photo)

Four maintenance workers could lose their jobs if outsourcing plans go ahead.

Dunedin Hospital plans welcomed video

Prime Minister Bill English flanked by ministers, Michael Woodhouse, left, and Dr Jonathan Coleman while in Dunedin on ...

Dunedin civic leaders are backing plans for a new hospital to be built in the central city.

Mum's care 'unacceptable' - DHB

Susan Thorn was kind and caring, her daughter says.

Susan Thorn was given six to 12 months to live. She died a week later after receiving "poor" care in hospital.

ACC legal bills skyrocket

Bruce Van Essen says ACC's use of high powered private lawyers is a bullying tactic to stop rejected claimants from ...

ACC legal bills doubled in five years, creating an "uneven playing field" for claimants.

Batteries not included

How would you feel to know the surgical pliers used in your operation could have been picked up cheap at the local ...

OPINION: It's a good thing to see people finding No8-wire solutions to everyday problems – but in the operating theatre, not so much, writes David Slack.

Hospital protest for PM video

Dunedin Hospital

PM rushed out a side entrance of Dunedin Hospital when protesters stormed an announcement of a $1 billion rebuild.

Funding cut for GP patients

Collingwood Health on Collingwood St, Nelson.

A Nelson GP practice has had its funding for patients cut.

Solidarity against new hospital

Residents held hands in a cirle around the current Buller Hospital in a passive protest against plans for a new hospital ...

"Get up, stand up" could be heard in harmony from a group of concerned West Coast residents protesting a proposed new hospital in their town.

Cut leaves couple in cold video

John and Bona Sinclair have been trying to resolve suspension of John's pension payments leaving them $55 a week to live ...

Christchurch man who married US woman "disgusted" as his pension is slashed from $375 to $80 a week.

Left in the dark about vaccines

A new Growing Up in New Zealand report has shown less than half of pregnant women were given information about ...

A lack of information is discouraging many pregnant Kiwi women from immunising their children.

Health board backs vaccines

The Waitemata District Health Board area has lower levels of immunisation than the national average, due in part to ...

Waitemata DHB board unanimously votes for a statement using clear language around the safety of immunisations.

DHB inquiry drags on

Nigel Murray has been on leave since mid-July while the investigation continues (file photo).

Chairman and board member at odds over health board investigation into chief executive's spending.

DHB manages its messaging

MidCentral DHB board member Karen Naylor questioned the need for members to inform the board chairwoman before speaking ...

OPINION: MidCentral DHB's communication rules do not help voters make informed decisions.

Will Labour help me live? stuff nation

I have a rare and fatal disease - I want to know if Labour is planning on funding treatment for people like me.

I have a rare and fatal disease - I want to know if Labour is planning on funding treatment for people like me.

Synthetic users frustrate doctors

Synthetic cannabis toll sees 20 people treated at Rotorua Hospital in just 10 days (file).

Synthetic cannabis toll sees 20 people treated at Rotorua Hospital in just 10 days.

Mumps outbreak spreads south

At least people are thought to have come down with mumps in Dunedin.

Otago students offered free booster shots after mumps outbreak in South Island centres.

Solomon rejects Treasury apology

Canterbury District Health Board chairman Mark Solomon has rejected an apology from Treasury over its release of ...

Treasury's effort to mend a broken relationship with the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has failed.

Insulin users raise concerns

Diabetics using NovoRapid insulin are complaining about unexpected problems regulating their blood-sugar levels.

Diabetics are reporting problems with a popular insulin product.

Bullies undetectable on new app

Parents and schools are concerned about a new anonymous message app being used by cyberbullies, Sarahah.

Kiwi teenage bullies are using a new anonymous feedback app to post cruel comments about their peers.

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