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Cancer patients who should have bone marrow transplants within four weeks are waiting for four months - or longer - because services are overloaded.
The Health and Disability Commissioner says until oncology workforces are brought up to a viable level there's no guarantee patients will be treated within "appropriate timeframes".
The ambulance workers' union says it's "unacceptable" cost-cutting is putting lives at risk.
Scrapping the act will leave thousands exposed to dodgy medical devices, warn experts.
Advocates for children and youth in care are calling for mental health training for all Oranga Tamariki caregivers in the wake of the Auditor-General's report this week.
It's unclear which agencies would be able to step into the gap, The Mental Health Foundation says.
The company behind a Hawke's Bay music festival has collapsed, leaving dozens of musicians and crew thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Physician associates work under the supervision of a doctor, but see patients independently.
Overseas-trained "PAs" are being recruited to plug the gaps left by chronic doctor shortages, despite being unregulated here. Audio
More lives are lost to miscarriages under 20 weeks than deaths on the roads, yet services for affected whānau are fragmented around the country.
Victoria Congalton gave up a high-flying career to retrain as a nurse at the start of the pandemic.
Thousands of health professionals are owed billions of dollars for incorrectly calculated holiday pay and untaken annual leave, according to Te Whatu Ora's first annual report.
Senior doctors are being forced to pick up junior doctors' shifts on top of their own work, as hospitals grapple with hundreds of vacancies.
The new coalition government has decided to open an independent inquiry into the pandemic response but a legal expert warns it's not a good look.
However, it has also cut more than $100m off its consultant costs since inheriting more than $500m in contracts from the old DHBs.
Nearly half the country's nurses are not working as nurses, with some even taking jobs in supermarkets or on road gangs.
Te Whatu Ora's beefed up Voluntary Bonding Scheme for new graduates will not stop people dropping out before they even qualify, nurses and midwives warn.
Leading family doctors warn some people are not getting the care they need - or even having their lives cut short - because they cannot find a regular GP.
Eight-year-old Lachie Love knows there is "an egg in his head". But he has not been explicitly told that it is a rare and incurable brain tumour.
Wearing glasses for the first time or getting their hearing problems treated had been life changing for students at Edmund Hillary School - both inside and outside the classroom, according to…
Māori health services are waiting nervously for the election, after National and ACT pledged to scrap the independent Māori Health Authority.
Telehealth workers have been on a 24-hour strike over pay rates - their second in a month.
New Zealand's restrictions during the pandemic saved the lives of about 20,000 people, according to new research.
Specialists and family doctors say this is becoming common practice, as hospital services nationwide become increasingly overwhelmed.
Alternatively, elderly patients with dementia are being housed in general psychiatric inpatient units - a risk to their safety, advocates say.