There is now a new way to track influenza in New Zealand. The new online tool will help New Zealanders monitor the spread of the flu.
Each year in New Zealand about 9,000 people have a stroke.
A stroke is a brain attack. The blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
The community has been advised to keep ED free for emergencies, and see their medical centre or call Healthline for non-urgent advice, and it seems that message has been heard with ED noticeably quiet this morning.
Services and staff at Wairarapa hospital will be limited today as the Nurses and Healthcare Assistants go on strike.
Wairarapa Hospital’s nurses and healthcare assistants will strike for 24 hours from 7am on Thursday 12 July.
Hospital services will be significantly reduced during this time, so please save ED for emergencies.
With the NZNO Nurses strike likely to go ahead on Thursday, Chief Executive Adri Isbister acknowledges the hard work going into preparations and pays her respects to the staff.
On hearing from the DHB’s media statement that some remedial work is required to improve the seismic restraints at the hospital, MP Kieran McAnulty came to visit to see for himself.
Recent reports commissioned by Wairarapa District Health Board to assess Wairarapa’s main hospital building’s earthquake rating against the new building standards have found certain aspects of the main hospital building’s infrastructure do not meet the current standards. Wairarapa DHB is being proactive and has already begun to fix the problems it’s found.
The 5th July strike notice has been withdrawn while the NZNO negotiation team recommends the revised DHB offer to its members after Friday's facilitation.
Nurses union members will strike for 24 hours on Thursday 5th and Thursday 12th July. Wairarapa Hospital and community services are prepared.