As the election draws nearer Amy Wiggins of the New Zealand Herald takes a closer look at the parties' health policies with a particular focus on mental health.
Half of all New Zealanders would pay $8 or less to go to the doctor, under policy announced by Labour at the weekend, reports the New Zealand Herald.
The more nursing cares missed due to lack of time the greater the risk of patient death, a major international nursing research project has shown.
Supporting youth in crisis plus helping immigrant children catch-up with immunisations are two digital innovations, co-lead by nurses, to make this year's Clinicians' Challenge finals.
"Red flag" meningitis symptoms reported by a 20-year-old student should have lead to better questioning by telephone triage nurses, says a Health and Disability Commissioner's report.
ED nurses transferring a 73-year-old patient to the wrong level ward under pressure to meet the six-hour ED target, is one of the care failures leading to a critical Health and Disability Commissioner's report.
National has announced it will extend $18 doctor visits to an additional 600,000 lower income New Zealanders - a decision that follows in wake of GP lobbying that the VLCA subsidy was not working.