Media releases 2021

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Media releases 2021


Changing of the guard with appointment of new Active+ CEO

Monday, 12 April 2021 by Alaina McGregor

Southern Cross Healthcare joint venture Active+ has appointed Mike Bignall as CEO with managing director Gill Webb announcing she will step down at the end of June after 30 years at the helm.

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Patient notes digital switch for private healthcare network

Thursday, 25 March 2021 by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Healthcare has completed the rollout of an electronic clinical notes solution across its hospital network, moving the organisation one step closer to its goal of having a paperless patient record by the end of 2022.

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Unusual pet insurance claims prove 2020 went to the dogs

Thursday, 18 March 2021 by Alaina McGregor
For some pet owners, 2020 proved to be even more stressful thanks to the mischievous antics of their furry friends, as revealed by Southern Cross Pet Insurance’s annual round-up of its weird and wonderful claims.

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Mindfulness programme has major impact on boys - study

Friday, 12 March 2021 by Susannah Walker
A mind health programme taught in New Zealand primary and intermediate schools is having a significant positive impact on boys, research has found.

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Southern Cross hits 13-year membership high

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 by Susannah Walker
Membership of New Zealand’s largest health insurer is at its highest in more than a decade.

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