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A three-year-old girl whose back teeth were crumbling and painful couldn't be treated immediately because her case didn't qualify as urgent.
Four months after its launch, a campaign to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of young adults against the measles has barely made inroads.
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Senior doctors are warning a dwindling workforce is contributing to stress and burnout - and contributing to long waits for patients.
More than 2000 children, many in pain, are waiting up to eight months for specialist dental work in the city, while 60 percent were overdue for their regular appointments.
Thousands of Auckland children, many in serious pain, are waiting up to eight months for dental treatment and the situation is set to get worse.
Few people from Auckland's August cluster have spoken publicly about their ordeal, but one family - of whom five tested positive - have revealed the "chaos" that hit them.
The government has purchased several bulk freezers for storing a coronavirus vaccine after news one could be ready next year.
Health workers in MIQ hotels are some of the worst protected in the developed world, according to a man who's helped kit out medical staff worldwide. Audio
Auckland's DHBs have acknowledged hotels are not ideal healthcare venues in a report into how a nurse caught Covid at the city's quarantine facility.
Covid-19 has put a huge dent in the fight against smoking, obesity and alcohol harm in Auckland, a new report says.
Matt Johnson is trying to stop children getting the disease that cut his rugby career drastically short and nearly killed him.
Auckland's Covid community testing centres have been dramatically scaled back, with just six still operating - and none open on weekends. Audio
A woman who could suffer extreme bleeding from a Covid-19 nasal swab is being detained in managed isolation for longer because she did not have a day 12 test.
About 2,500 Auckland children have not had a dental check-up since 2016.
Labour has failed to get DHB deficits under control this term, despite going hard on the issue when in opposition.
A woman who suffers from extreme nose bleeds may be forced to stay an extra week in managed isolation because health officials are refusing to let her have a Covid-19 throat swab.
Aucklanders are being warned not to be caught napping again when it comes to Covid-19.
Hundreds of women and girls in pain and distress say they haven't been able to get treatment for their endometriosis since Covid-19 hit.
Workers who will come face to face with Aucklanders in the school holidays are being targeted in the Ministry of Health's latest Covid testing plan.
The new review paints a picture of a stretched public health system - both regionally and nationally - with inexperienced staff and a lack of leadership
Ministry of Health figures show it's still taking too long for the contacts of people with Covid-19 to get into isolation to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.
Pacific health leaders say bringing police in to help with contact tracing is a bad look and may intimidate the community - and say there are better ways to bolster expertise.
Two separate trials of the CovidCard will still go ahead, despite one of its original backers pulling out, government ministers Kris Faafoi and Megan Woods say.
The government was still falling short on contact tracing targets a week ago - 10 days into the current Covid outbreak.