Media releases 2016

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Media releases 2016

Dec
22

The high cost of an overseas medical emergency

Thursday, 22 December 2016 by Alistair Gray

New research from Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) has revealed that Kiwis are unaware of the astronomical costs that come with a medical emergency overseas.


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Dec
14

Puppies and kittens not always the purrfect Christmas present

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 by Alistair Gray

SPCA and Southern Cross Pet Insurance urge people to check before giving pets as presents.
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Dec
02

Southern Cross holds 2016 AGM in Christchurch

Friday, 2 December 2016 by Alistair Gray

Southern Cross Medical Care Society welcomed a new Director at the Annual General Meeting held in Christchurch yesterday.
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Dec
02

Southern Cross Health Society appoints new CEO

Friday, 2 December 2016 by Alistair Gray

 Southern Cross Healthcare Group today announced the appointment of a new CEO for its health insurance arm, Southern Cross Health Society.


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Nov
17

New Rotorua private oncology clinic a first for Southern Cross network

Thursday, 17 November 2016 by Alistair Gray

Cancer patients in the southern Bay of Plenty now have the option of receiving treatment locally with the opening of a new private oncology clinic at Southern Cross Hospital Rotorua.


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Nov
17

Robotic technology is giving Kiwis with oral cancers a better chance at beating the disease

Thursday, 17 November 2016 by Alistair Gray

Kiwis with oral cancers can now have their tumours removed robotically through a new surgical technique.


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Oct
17

Southern Cross Health Society to relaunch its corporate wellbeing

Monday, 17 October 2016 by Alistair Gray

Southern Cross Health Society to relaunch its corporate wellbeing services and implement the dacadoo Health Score Platform in New Zealand.

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Oct
12

A taste for leftovers leaves New Zealand pets obese

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 by Alistair Gray

New research from Southern Cross Pet Insurance shows 11% of dogs and 15% of cats are overweight.

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Oct
04

Southern Cross Travel Insurance launches new website

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 by Alistair Gray

Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website with an ergonomic interface and easy navigation, to ensure a quick and efficient purchase process for new and existing customers.



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Oct
03

Revealed: What’s making us stressed

Monday, 3 October 2016 by Alistair Gray

A new survey has found that almost 60% of Kiwis are stressed at least once a week - with financial and work related issues stressing out younger Kiwis, while their older counterparts are more likely to be stressed out about health.


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Sep
21

One in five Kiwis risk it all overseas

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 by Alistair Gray

New research conducted by Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) has revealed that one in five Kiwis travel without insurance.

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Sep
20

Health Society statement re digital breast tomosynthesis

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 by Alistair Gray

In May Southern Cross Health Society completed a clinical assessment of digital breast tomosynthesis.

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Sep
15

Kiwis relying more on private healthcare

Thursday, 15 September 2016 by Alistair Gray

A significant rise in the number of elective surgical procedures paid for by not-for-profit health insurer, Southern Cross Health Society, shows more New Zealanders are choosing to rely on the private health system.


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Sep
15

Southern Cross results show growing demand for private healthcare

Thursday, 15 September 2016 by Alistair Gray

Southern Cross Health Society released its annual financial results today, showing growth in both membership and the number of elective surgical procedures performed.


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Aug
09

Smile NZ to provide free dental care for low income Kiwis

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 by Alistair Gray

Low income adults are eligible for free dental treatment from 8-14 August through Smile NZ – a joint initiative run by the Southern Cross Health Trust and New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).


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Jul
11

Southern Cross Health Society, CEO Peter Tynan stepping down

Monday, 11 July 2016 by Alistair Gray

After 12 years at Southern Cross Health Society, CEO Peter Tynan is stepping down.


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Jun
30

Small people making big claims

Thursday, 30 June 2016 by Alistair Gray

Not-for-profit health insurer Southern Cross Health Society funded 215,711 specialist appointments and procedures for children and young adults in 2015 – with the more expensive claims topping $50,000.


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Jun
22

For the Love of Dog – Chemotherapy, brain surgery and gall stone removal

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 by Alistair Gray

There is a growing trend of pet owners forking out for treatments that have traditionally been associated with humans, and pet ownership can break the bank.


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Jun
15

Southern Cross release top claims for each age group

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 by Alistair Gray

Southern Cross Health Society has released the top five surgical claims by paid total for men and women in each age bracket.
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Jun
06

Rotorua hospital takes lead in nursing practice

Monday, 6 June 2016 by Alistair Gray

Rotorua’s Southern Cross Hospital is the first private surgical hospital in the country to have two Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and it’s locals having elective surgery who will reap the benefits. 


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May
20

No laughing matter

Friday, 20 May 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Southern Cross Health Society have released a new TVC challenging millennials to take charge of their health.
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May
16

One in five get sick on holiday

Monday, 16 May 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Sickly sightseers, green globetrotters and tepid tourists – unfortunately, most of us have either been or seen these types of travellers struggling through a holiday.
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May
05

Southern Cross members among New Zealand's most satisfied

Thursday, 5 May 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Southern Cross Health Society members are among New Zealand’s happiest customers, according to a run of awards the insurer has won recently.
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May
03

Disaster prone dogs cost owners

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 by Aimee Bourke

What dog owner would anticipate their furry friend getting a foot caught in a toilet seat and the resulting pain – for the dog and the owner’s wallet.
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Apr
18

Southern Cross announces new health insurance plan for younger Kiwis

Monday, 18 April 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Southern Cross Health Society has announced the release of a new health insurance product specifically designed for younger individuals, couples and families.
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Apr
16

Kiwis are clueless about healthcare costs

Saturday, 16 April 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Research by New Zealand health insurer Southern Cross Health Society has shown that many Kiwis are clueless about the costs of common surgeries.
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Mar
30

Southern Cross is expanding into life insurance

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 by Aimee Bourke

 "A natural extension for a Kiwi institution with a significant track record in looking after people."
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Mar
09

da Vinci Coming to Auckland

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Southern Cross’ North Harbour Hospital has purchased a third-generation da Vinci robot for the Auckland region and is having it installed for debut this month.
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Mar
07

What were they thinking? SCTI opens the lid on fake claims

Monday, 7 March 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Travellers tempted to try and cash in on their travel insurance policies may find themselves talking to the police instead of their insurer. 
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Feb
24

Nutrition Foundation call for ‘old-school’ common sense

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 by Aimee Bourke

A quick news search will confirm what many of us see on a day to day basis – a glut of differing diet advice, confusing and contradictory expert opinions, and celebrity ‘tips and tricks’ to help shed extra weight.
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Feb
23

Making the most of life with cancer

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 by Aimee Bourke

For people living with secondary breast cancer, access to practical help is essential for maintaining a positive life. Now, a charity offering free support and services for these people and their families has extended their assistance into the South Island.
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Jan
26

Southern Cross announces insurance benefits not seen before in NZ

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 by Aimee Bourke

New Zealand’s largest health insurer Southern Cross is adding an allowance for prophylactic treatment and increasing the surgical claim limit on most of its plans.
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Jan
21

One in five lie to their doctor

Thursday, 21 January 2016 by Aimee Bourke

One in five Kiwis lie to their doctor about because they’re ashamed of their unhealthy lifestyle.
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Jan
14

In denial about our sweet tooth

Thursday, 14 January 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Kiwis are in denial about their sugar habit and quick to criticise others, according to research by Southern Cross Healthcare Group.
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Jan
08

Local residents to benefit from state of the art theatres

Friday, 8 January 2016 by Aimee Bourke

Further benefiting local patients, new post-operative patient recovery facilities and two state of the art theatres are in the process of being added.
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