ASMS

Working for better health care in New Zealand

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

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New Zealand College of Midwives conference, Auckland

Other News26 August 2016

Speech: Jonathan Coleman – NZ College of Midwives conference, Auckland Introduction It’s great to be here today to open the New Zealand College of Midwives 14th biennial national conference. I’d like to acknowledge the New Zealand College of Midwives Auckland region for hosting the conference, as well as the keynote speakers. Midwifery contribution The birth of a child is the most important event in life for most Kiwis. There are close to 60,000 new births annually in New Zealand. The …

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Canterbury DHB saves $1 million after 900 at-risk people have homes insulated

Other News26 August 2016

Insulating homes of Canterbury people with high health needs reduced hospital stays by almost 30 per cent, saving the DHB almost $1 million, reports NZ Doctor. Now, the NGO behind the insulation project, Community Energy Action Charitable Trust, is rallying the DHB for further investment as the Government-funded Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme comes to an end. Community Energy Action chief executive Caroline Shone says the savings and flow-on effects of the Canterbury programme were far greater than …

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Most patients are in and out of ED within 6 hours

Other News26 August 2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new report confirms the vast majority of patients seen at an Emergency Department are in and out within six hours. “A high functioning ED is a sign of a healthy hospital with a dedicated workforce, the support of a number of high-functioning departments including diagnostic services, and good general practice services,” says Dr Coleman. “Figures released today show around one in seven New Zealanders went to an ED at least once during 2014/15. Over …

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Government responds on surgical mesh report

Other News25 August 2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government supports the recommendations of the Health Select Committee’s report into surgical mesh. “I have every sympathy for people who have experienced issues with surgical mesh products. I’d like to thank the petitioners for highlighting their concerns, as well the submitters and the Committee for their deliberations,” says Dr Coleman. “The Government accepts the Committee’s recommendations on surgical mesh. Legislative work is currently underway on a new comprehensive regime for all therapeutic products, this …

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FAST stroke campaign making a difference

Other News25 August 2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a national campaign highlighting the signs of a stroke and the need to act quickly is already making a difference. “Each year in New Zealand about 9,000 people have a stroke. Early identification and treatment is crucial to reduce the likelihood of brain damage and lasting harm,” says Dr Coleman. “The FAST campaign focuses on the key signs of a stroke and emphasises the swift action needed if you’re concerned.” See full article here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/fast-stroke-campaign-making-difference

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