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News Releases


Nurse prescribing programme helping primary care nurses do more for their patients

Monday 27 June 2022

More South Island-based primary care nurses will be able to prescribe routine medications to patients thanks to a new training...

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Actrol team gets creative to support mental health

Thursday 23 June 2022

“Everyone knows someone, or can relate to someone, who has experienced a mental health issue.” David Roff is quick to...

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New partnership aims to ease ED pressure and help patients access care in Invercargill

Wednesday 22 June 2022

An innovative pilot programme led by WellSouth Primary Health Network, in partnership with Southern DHB’s Southland Hospital, will help patients...

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Low-Cost Food & Transport Map resource extended to support the Central Otago community

Wednesday 22 June 2022

WellSouth Primary Health Network has expanded their online Low-Cost Food & Transport Map resource to cover Central Otago.Available on the...

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Emma Wyeth joins WellSouth board of trustees

Tuesday 12 April 2022

A respected hauora Māori and health system researcher, educator, and prominent member of southern Ngāi Tahu communities is joining WellSouth...

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South surpasses one million RAT tests distributed

Saturday 09 April 2022

More than one million Rapid Antigen Tests were distributed to the residents in Southern during March.There were 59, 174 orders...

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General practice survey supports sustainability

Thursday 07 April 2022

From Paul Rowe, WellSouth Practice Network Director:Since the end of January, WellSouth has surveyed general practices in Southland and Otago...

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Rapid antigen tests (RATs) available across the district, most collection sites in the country

Saturday 12 March 2022

Southerners have more options for accessing rapid antigen tests than anywhere else in the country, with collection sites throughout...

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Covid Infections: Most people will be able to self-manage at home. Support and care is available for people, particularly those who most need medical care

Thursday 24 February 2022

While Covid cases are rising across the country, and faster in Southern than many other places, WellSouth medical director Dr...

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Oamaru Covid-19 Community Based Testing Centre  - opens Saturday February 19  

Thursday 17 February 2022

Waitaki residents will have greater access to Covid-19 testing with the opening of Community Based Testing Centre on Saturday.No appointments...

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