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The high cost of an overseas medical emergency
Wednesday, 21 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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Puppies and kittens not always the purrfect Christmas present
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
by Alistair Gray
SPCA and Southern Cross Pet Insurance urge people to check before giving pets as presents.

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Southern Cross Health Society appoints new CEO
Thursday, 1 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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Southern Cross holds 2016 AGM in Christchurch
Thursday, 1 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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New Rotorua private oncology clinic a first for Southern Cross network
Wednesday, 16 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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Robotic technology is giving Kiwis with oral cancers a better chance at beating the disease
Wednesday, 16 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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Southern Cross Health Society to relaunch its corporate wellbeing
Sunday, 16 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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A taste for leftovers leaves New Zealand pets obese
Tuesday, 11 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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Southern Cross Travel Insurance launches new website
Monday, 3 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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Revealed: What’s making us stressed
Sunday, 2 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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One in five Kiwis risk it all overseas
Tuesday, 20 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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Health Society statement re digital breast tomosynthesis
Monday, 19 September 2016
by Alistair Gray
In May Southern Cross Health Society completed a clinical assessment of digital breast tomosynthesis.

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Kiwis relying more on private healthcare
Wednesday, 14 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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Southern Cross results show growing demand for private healthcare
Wednesday, 14 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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Smile NZ to provide free dental care for low income Kiwis
Monday, 8 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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Southern Cross Health Society, CEO Peter Tynan stepping down
Sunday, 10 July 2016
by Alistair Gray

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

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Small people making big claims
Wednesday, 29 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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For the Love of Dog – Chemotherapy, brain surgery and gall stone removal
Tuesday, 21 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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Southern Cross release top claims for each age group
Tuesday, 14 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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Rotorua hospital takes lead in nursing practice
Sunday, 5 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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No laughing matter
Thursday, 19 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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One in five get sick on holiday
Sunday, 15 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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Southern Cross members among New Zealand's most satisfied
Wednesday, 4 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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Disaster prone dogs cost owners
Monday, 2 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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Southern Cross announces new health insurance plan for younger Kiwis
Sunday, 17 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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Kiwis are clueless about healthcare costs
Friday, 15 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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Southern Cross is expanding into life insurance
Tuesday, 29 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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da Vinci Coming to Auckland
Tuesday, 8 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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What were they thinking? SCTI opens the lid on fake claims
Sunday, 6 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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Nutrition Foundation call for ‘old-school’ common sense
Tuesday, 23 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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Making the most of life with cancer
Monday, 22 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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Southern Cross announces insurance benefits not seen before in NZ
Monday, 25 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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One in five lie to their doctor
Wednesday, 20 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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In denial about our sweet tooth
Wednesday, 13 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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Local residents to benefit from state of the art theatres
Thursday, 7 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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