Ministry marks International Day of the Midwife

News article

03 May 2018

The Ministry of Health is thanking midwives for their commitment to providing New Zealanders with high-quality care ahead of International Day of the Midwife on Saturday.

This year’s theme is ‘Midwives leading the way with quality care’.

A recent study commissioned by the Ministry of Health found no difference in risk-adjusted mortality rates among New Zealand midwives, regardless of the number of years they have been practicing.

WDHB asks how safe is your home?

10 April 2018

To mark April Falls Month, Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is urging Whanganui residents to ask themselves how safe their home is, given that many things we look at every day could be potential hazards that lead to a fall.

WDHB director of nursing and Patient Safety and Quality general manager Sandy Blake says “while the risk of falling increases with age, the good news is – we can all do something about it”.