Sir Owen Glenn said the argument for a Waikato medical school was compelling.
Canada's health system is a source of pride for many Canadians. But they pay more for prescription drugs than almost every other country in the world -- and rising drug costs are taking their toll on people across the country.
Over the past 12 months the political turmoil in the northern hemisphere has once again demonstrated the truth of old adage - an untruth told often enough becomes the truth.
For most parents, avoiding medical centres with young children is an important goal. When a Waikato mother noticed a skin infection on her child, she could have been in for a long afternoon entertaining her young family in an after hours clinic. Instead, she contacted the out of hours doctor service using HealthTap.
More than 840,000 Kiwis caught the flu last year, but three quarters of them would never have known they had contracted the highly contagious virus.
The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) welcomes the proposal to establish a new rurally-focussed medical school for New Zealand.
Some say the greatest test of faith is when you dawdle at death's door. In a hospital, it's faith in the doctors to cure you, faith in nurses to fix your loved one, or faith in a higher being, even God, perhaps.
To get immunised against influenza or wear masks at the Waikato DHB has been the subject of debate in the Waikato Times of recent. To read the full range of opinions see the stories below.