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    DHBs and nurses union 'focused on reaching' settlement through bargaining

    DHBs and nurses union 'focused on reaching' settlement through bargaining


    The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) and District Health Boards plan to use bargaining after failing to meet a consensus over the collective agreement put forward for nurses, healthcare assistants and...

    The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) and District Health Boards plan to use bargaining after failing to meet a consensus over the collective agreement put forward for nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives.
    Health hub parking problems likely to continue as phase two opens

    Health hub parking problems likely to continue as phase two opens


    In a town where the perfectly fit and able have to park right outside their destination, imagine the parking problems a new health hub is going to...

    In a town where the perfectly fit and able have to park right outside their destination, imagine the parking problems a new health hub is going to have. 
    Disabled Wellington man spirals into poverty, depression after ACC axes support

    Disabled Wellington man spirals into poverty, depression after ACC axes support


    A disabled Wellington man injured in a diving accident had his ACC support cut off seven years ago. For many disabled Kiwis ACC is not available because there was no accident. In part two of a three-part series Cate Broughton examines how we treat...

    A disabled Wellington man injured in a diving accident had his ACC support cut off seven years ago. For many disabled Kiwis ACC is not available because there was no accident. In part two of a three-part series Cate Broughton examines how we treat those with disabilities â€“ with and without ACC.  
    Potential 'privacy breach' of medical records raised with Privacy Commissioner

    Potential 'privacy breach' of medical records raised with Privacy Commissioner


    Healthcare IT companies have raised the alarm that up to 800,000 Aucklanders may have had their privacy breached as their medical records were copied into a new electronic...

    Healthcare IT companies have raised the alarm that up to 800,000 Aucklanders may have had their privacy breached as their medical records were copied into a new electronic database. 
    Manawatū public denied chance to speak on mental health

    Manawatū public denied chance to speak on mental health


    Manawatū people bereaved by suicide or living with mental health trauma are insulted they were not allowed to speak to an inquiry launched in Palmerston...

    Manawatū people bereaved by suicide or living with mental health trauma are insulted they were not allowed to speak to an inquiry launched in Palmerston North.
    Suicide prevention plan developed five years after Flaxmere  teenagers' deaths

    Suicide prevention plan developed five years after Flaxmere teenagers' deaths


    Five years after four teenage girls from Flaxmere tragically took their own lives, a suicide prevention plan will be presented to the local council for...

    Five years after four teenage girls from Flaxmere tragically took their own lives, a suicide prevention plan will be presented to the local council for endorsement.
    Editorial: Pressing ahead with pilot could provide valuable data

    Editorial: Pressing ahead with pilot could provide valuable data


    EDITORIAL: There are some subjects political rivals should be above using for point-scoring purposes with potential voters, firstly because the focus should be on those affected, no matter who is in Government, and secondly because the appropriate way...

    EDITORIAL: There are some subjects political rivals should be above using for point-scoring purposes with potential voters, firstly because the focus should be on those affected, no matter who is in Government, and secondly because the appropriate way to handle them should not be a political issue.
    Christchurch nurse declined ACC compensation over earthquake trauma

    Christchurch nurse declined ACC compensation over earthquake trauma


    ACC paid $3.7 billion to help injured Kiwis last year, while turning down at least 100,000 for cover. In part one of a three-part series, CATE BROUGHTON examines what happens when claims are...

    ACC paid $3.7 billion to help injured Kiwis last year, while turning down at least 100,000 for cover. In part one of a three-part series, CATE BROUGHTON examines what happens when claims are declined.