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  • E-cigarettes could be helpful for smoking cessation in hospitals

    Published Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal indicates electronic cigarettes, used as an alternative form of nicotine replacement, are well tolerated by alcoholics admitted to hospital for detoxification and could be helpful for curbing smoking during hospital stays.

  • New trial aims to streamline appointments

    Published Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

    A new trial is underway to help simplify and speed up the referral process for children and adolescent mental health services in the Hutt, with the aim of reducing appointment wait times.

  • New app to help support young people in crisis

    Published Thursday 23 Nov 2017

    Mental health workers are excited to have renewed support for a new tool to aid in their efforts to support young people in crisis.

  • Changes to improve mental health community respite

    Published Thursday 16 Nov 2017

    Improvements are being made to the management of mental health clients requiring community respite care following the review of a serious incident at a Whitby respite service.

  • Accommodation to help families support vulnerable young people

    Published Friday 10 Nov 2017

    Free short-term accommodation means family and whānau have a place to stay when visiting young people who are receiving mental health support in Porirua.

  • DHBs welcome High Court judgment

    Published Monday 30 Oct 2017

    Waitemata and Capital & Coast DHBs have welcomed the High Court judgment today focusing on the care provided to three intellectually disabled patients.

Last updated 2 November 2017.