Health

This category includes news and updates related to public health issues, medical research, healthcare policies, disease outbreaks, and efforts to improve healthcare services and overall well-being in New Zealand.

British public were failed by flawed planning for Covid pandemic, inquiry finds

British public were failed by flawed planning for Covid pandemic, inquiry finds

By Michael Holden, Reuters Britain let down its citizens by leaving the nation ill-prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic because of…
Covid-19 update: 2640 new cases, 30 further deaths

Covid-19 update: 2640 new cases, 30 further deaths

There have been 2640 new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand over the week to Sunday, and 30 further…
Next generation unlikely to get repeat of Covid wealth boom

Next generation unlikely to get repeat of Covid wealth boom

New Zealand’s 2021 surge in wealth has created a “generational divide” of the sort that may never be seen again,…
Home detention for false Covid-19 loan claim

Home detention for false Covid-19 loan claim

An Auckland woman who tried to claim nearly $60,000 in Covid-19 relief money has been sentenced to home detention. Samantha…
Covid-19 outbreak at Summerset retirement village infects 23 residents

Covid-19 outbreak at Summerset retirement village infects 23 residents

More than 20 residents at a Wellington retirement village have tested positive to Covid-19 in an outbreak. Summerset said 22…
Covid-19: 2772 new cases, 31 further deaths

Covid-19: 2772 new cases, 31 further deaths

There have been 2772 new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand over the week to Sunday, and 31 further…
Covid-19 sick leave for health workers set to go

Covid-19 sick leave for health workers set to go

Health New Zealand is scrapping Covid-19 sick leave for health workers from next week, despite the recent spike in cases…
Covid-19: 3657 new cases, 40 further deaths

Covid-19: 3657 new cases, 40 further deaths

There have been 3657 new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand over the week to Sunday, and 40 further…
No more free GP visits for adults, some teens with Covid-related illness

No more free GP visits for adults, some teens with Covid-related illness

From next week, people aged 14 and over will have to pay for Covid-related visits to the GP. Health New…
Success in treating persistent pain now offers hope for those with Long Covid

Success in treating persistent pain now offers hope for those with Long Covid

By Hamish Wilson and John Douglas Dunbar* of Analysis – The emergence of Long Covid as a mysterious new illness…
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