Media releases 2019

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Media releases 2019


State of the nation's workplace health revealed

Thursday, 22 August 2019 by Susannah Walker
New Zealand lost around 7.4 million working days at a cost of $1.79 billion in 2018

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BeingWell picks up prestigious Trans Tasman innovation honour

Friday, 9 August 2019 by Susannah Walker
Southern Cross Health Society was last night recognised as one of Australasia’s top 10 ‘Most Innovative Companies’ for BeingWell, its corporate health and wellness programme.

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Hospitals appoint new Chief Digital Officer

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 by Susannah Walker
Southern Cross Hospitals has announced the appointment of Trevor Delany as Chief Digital Officer, a new role that focuses on improving health outcomes using digital strategies. 

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Knees and hips most expensive health insurance claims

Friday, 19 July 2019 by Susannah Walker
Knee and hip replacements top the list of recent claims for surgical procedures made by Kiwis, with a combined value of $ 94.7 million paid out by Southern Cross Health Society.  

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Society appoints Dr Lester Levy in new strategic advisor role

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 by Susannah Walker

Southern Cross Health Society has created a new role to help it meet the future needs of members, appointing health sector leader Dr Lester Levy into the position.

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Paws for thought as winter bites

Thursday, 27 June 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Pet Insurance is reminding owners to pay close attention to the health and wellbeing of their pets, as it anticipates a spate of winter-related claims.

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Funding boost for charity supporting women working in health

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 by Campbell Gibson

A charity that supports women working in medicine and health through a national mentoring network will expand its reach thanks to funding from the charitable arm of Southern Cross.

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40 hot hacks every traveller should know

Thursday, 30 May 2019 by Campbell Gibson
Southern Cross Travel Insurance has released a list of 40 top travel hacks, ranging from tips for booking a trip and finding the best food to making airport experiences easier and packing your bags.

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Southern Cross releases latest Pulse Report

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 by Campbell Gibson

The six month report includes information such as interesting travel and pet insurance claims, and the number of surgeries Southern Cross funds through its insurance business and take place in its hospitals.

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Southern Cross Health Society first health insurer to invest in digital human innovation

Monday, 15 April 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Health Society will launch an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered digital assistant later this year, in what is believed to be a world-first for a health insurer.

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Kiwis urged to maximise use of 120-240 hours of ‘wellbeing time’ a year

Thursday, 28 March 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Health Society (SCHS) has launched a new campaign, Lunch Well, to encourage Kiwis to ease the impacts of modern life through active use of lunch breaks to benefit their wellbeing.

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Southern Cross Rehabilitation invests in Active+

Monday, 25 March 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Rehabilitation, a subsidiary of Southern Cross Hospitals, has acquired a stake in North Island health business Active+.

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Southern Cross Health Society wins gold for member engagement

Friday, 1 March 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Health Society has been recognised for its revamped member engagement programme, winning four awards at the NZ Direct Marketing Awards, including two golds.

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Crowdfunding not a substitute for travel insurance

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Uninsured Kiwi travellers shouldn’t expect crowdfunding campaigns, and the generosity of hardworking New Zealanders, to help foot the bill if they get into trouble while overseas, urges Southern Cross Travel Insurance.

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The most purrplexing pet insurance claims of 2018

Monday, 4 February 2019 by Campbell Gibson
Blankets, sewing needles and hair ties aren’t what comes to mind when you think of a typical pet’s diet. Yet that’s exactly what some of the cats and dogs insured with SCPI ate in 2018.

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