Our Latest Blog Posts
Stroke is the 3rd largest killer in New Zealand killing around 2500 people every year. Around one person every hour in New Zealand suffers from a stroke a quarter of which occur in people under 65 years of age.
With the winter season underway let’s take a quick look at two common childhood medical emergencies we might encounter on the playground or at a child’s sporting event
A severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, is an extreme response of the body's immune system to someting it is sensitive to
Asthma is a medical condition in which certain things can trigger a physical reaction in the lungs and make it difficult for a person to breathe. In New Zealand Asthma and respiratory disease is the 3rd leading cause of death. Asthma affects 1 in 7 children and a further 1 in 6 suffer from some form of respiratory disease.
Safety & First Aid
As the summer weather has become predictably unpredictable this season, boaters need a little extra vigilance when navigating ever-changing rivers, lakes and coastlines as different hazards come into play when water levels change. Remember the five boating safety code rules recommended by the New Zealand Coastguard
Today’s blog post reviews the signs that a head injury may be a concussion and what the first aid provider can do to help. Concussion is a serious head injury and can affect up to 35,000 New Zealanders every year. Not surprisingly many concussions are sports related most frequently sustained from rugby, cycling and equestrian activities.