Friday, March 23, 2018


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.

Township ‘shafted’ over chlorination of drinking water

A Hurunui District councillor says Hanmer Springs has been “shafted” over the council’s decision to chlorinate the town’s water supply.

Watch: Pacific youths lobby for better housing standards

The city's housing standards and poverty levels were discussed with politicians during at a Pasifika youth forum.

VIDEO: Shoppers’ donations help kids breathe easier

Ever donated at Countdown as part of their Kids Hospital Appeal? Well, you may have just helped Tyler and many other children who receive treatment at Christchurch Hospital.