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Health unions are furious at WorkSafe's decision not to investigate how seven nurses caught Covid-19 at Waitākere Hospital. Audio
There's been a dramatic rise in the number of Wellington children in hospital with the dangerous disease rheumatic fever.
Auckland's Covid-19 contact tracing has to be five times what it was at the height of the outbreak to meet government requirements.
National screening for one of the country's deadliest cancers will not start again until the end of June, with advocates fearing the delay could cost lives.
GPs say they've been passed over in the Budget and want to be at the table when the extra health support the government has promised is divvied up.
Doctors say it will take a lot more to fill the huge hole the health system has been working in.
Auckland is at greater risk from the coronavirus flare-up than the rest of the country, a leading Covid-19 data modeller says.
Epidemiologist Michael Baker says a zero Covid-19 case day is a great symbolic milestone, but in his job, one day doesn't count for much.
Hospitals are being told to consider putting off surgery for seriously overweight people and those over 70 unless it is urgent.
Intensive care units at Dunedin and Invercargill hospitals would have been overwhelmed before the end of this month if the worst-case scenario for Covid-19 had played out.
A cancer patient spent "precious days" in Palmerston North Hospital waiting for a procedure that should have taken an hour.
Up to 400 people could die from cancer if hospitals don't catch up quickly enough after the lockdown, the Cancer Society says.
An Invercargill nurse describes her team's daily conditions on nine-hour shifts in PPE and how camaraderie is getting them through.
Record numbers of people have been turning up at some Covid-19 testing centres, many with the most minor of symptoms.
An Invercargill woman fighting for her life - and five of her family members - still don't know how they got Covid -19.
Intensive care specialist Andrew Stapleton spent much of last month preparing for the worst case scenario - hospitals overwhelmed by critically ill patients.
An estimated 30,000 people have missed out on surgery because of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Last minute - sometimes random - testing is being done in a handful of areas as the Ministry of Health looks to fill gaps in its Covid-19 data.
Burwood Hospital general manager Dan Coward says frontline workers only had access to full face visors and the safer N95 masks since yesterday.
New guidelines for health workers' access to masks and other protective gear are being criticised as more about rationing than caring for staff. Audio
Electronic bracelets should be strongly considered for travellers arriving from overseas, prominent scientist Nick Wilson says.
The Australasian College of Emergency Medicine is changing its guidelines to say frontline hospital staff should wear ordinary surgical masks when dealing with all patients.
Hutt Hospital has created a new intensive care unit in less than two weeks, as hospitals around the country race to prepare for Covid-19.
Thousands of fertility treatments have been cancelled or postponed because the services are not considered essential.
Some doctors are sending their children away from home during the lockdown as they struggle with childcare while working on the Covid-19 frontline.