Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Robots used to teach med students

Students at University of Otago Christchurch have an unusual tutor this year - medical robot Alex.

Bowel disease linked to lack of sun

South Island kids are three times more likely to have bowel disease than kids in the North Island - and one researcher thinks that may come down to less sunlight

Receptionist follows nursing dream

Deb Morrison has worked as a receptionist at a Belfast medical centre for 15 years but now she's following her dream of becoming a nurse.

Vulnerable children left waiting six months for help

Canterbury children are having to wait almost six months to see a mental health specialist.

Princess Margaret Hospital decision demand linked to election

Health board members have accused the Government of rushing a decision on the future of mental health services at The Princess Margaret Hospital, so it could be announced before the election.

Pupils’ warm gesture towards mums and bubs

A surprise gift of colourful hats and matching booties has been given to the mothers at Lincoln Maternity Hospital.

Patients treated in hospital’s corridors due to surge in numbers

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department is having to treat up to a dozen patients at a time in corridors, due to an unprecedented number of admissions.

Assaults, violence cases stretch hospital social workers

Abandoned children, domestic violence and brutal assaults have left social work services at the Christchurch Hospital ED struggling.

Hospital car parking: Why are these people waiting in the rain?

Christchurch Hospital's park and ride service was set up to take pressure off the lack of parking near the hospital. But as reporter Gabrielle Stuart found out, it is not suited for wet weather.

Watch: Labour leader Jacinda Adern pledges $30m for child mental health

Ten million a year will be put towards funding child mental health services for Christchurch schools, should Labour be elected into power.