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Barry Snow talks with author Dr Atul Gawande

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is urging people working in the health and disability and aged care sectors to take full advantage of a rare opportunity.

Organ Donation NZ release Annual Report

Figures released by Organ Donation New Zealand (ODNZ) show the number of deceased organ donors in 2014 was 46, up from an average 36 donors per year (2004–2013)

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Anatomic Pathology Service moves

As Auckland DHB announced in August 2014, the Anatomic Pathology Service (APS) histology and cytology department at Ellerslie is moving,

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10 years of OR induction programme

Nursing staff at Auckland DHB are celebrating this month after completing the 10th year of a successful Operating Room (OR) education programme.

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New food service provider

This will see Compass Group become responsible for the procurement, preparation and delivery of Food Services in the region’s public hospitals and clinics.

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Health Excellence awards winners 2014

Auckland District Health Board (DHB) presented the winners of its Health Excellence Awards 2014 last night at the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Event Centre.

Department of Forensic Pathology review

Auckland DHB’s Department of Forensic Pathology is being reviewed. There is no specific concern about the quality of the clinical service standards.

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Babies given the best start in life

National Women’s Health maternity services were once again accredited as Baby Friendly - helping new mums in Auckland give their baby the best start to life.

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Best foot forward to reduce falls

The ‘Falls Concept Ward’ introduces a range of innovative and tested initiatives developed by Older People’s Health with an aim to reduce falls with harm by 20%

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Healthier food choices at Auckland DHB

“We have an obligation to model a healthy food environment and we are in the process of moving all our food offerings to a greater range of healthy choices."