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Southern Cross Health Society annual results highlight strong growth in 60th year
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Health Society Group  (“Group”) released its annual financial results, highlighting strong membership growth and the delivery of a solid surplus. 

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Southern Cross Healthcare appoints new CEO
Thursday, 9 September 2021
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Healthcare has announced that longstanding CEO Terry Moore will retire and hand the reins to Chief Operating Officer Chris White, who will become Interim CEO from 1 October this year.

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Honest health conversations can help Kiwi dads
Thursday, 2 September 2021
by Alaina McGregor

No matter how old you are, it can be uncomfortable having a conversation with your Dad about his health, and harder still for him to take advice from his child – but taking the time to talk about medical concerns could help save their life.

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Insurance claims reveal cost of pets entering twilight years
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
by Tegan Crawford
Getting old can be just as hard on hips and hearts for dogs as it is for people, according to Southern Cross Pet Insurance’s (SCPI) list of top 10 most expensive pet insurance claims over the past year. 

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Pre term babies now covered by travel insurer if born overseas
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) is believed to be the first travel insurer in New Zealand to cover the cost of childbirth and neo-natal care of an extremely pre-term baby delivered overseas, up until the time both mother and child can safely return home.

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Southern Cross Health Insurance appoints TBWA\NZ
Thursday, 8 July 2021
by Alaina McGregor
After running a competitive process, Southern Cross Health Insurance (SCHI) has appointed TBWA\NZ to the role of lead creative advertising agency.

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Havas starts a small adventure with leading travel insurer
Monday, 21 June 2021
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross has partnered with Havas NZ once again, this time with its travel insurance business inspiring Kiwis to take advantage of quarantine-free travel and embark on small adventures.

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Southern Cross Healthcare taps Havas NZ to unveil rebrand
Thursday, 13 May 2021
by Alaina McGregor

Southern Cross Healthcare has partnered with Havas NZ to deliver the first creative campaign under its new name, launching the organisation’s rebrand from Southern Cross Hospitals.

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New ward for North Harbour Hospital meets growing demand
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital has opened a new ward to meet increased demand for orthopaedic and general surgeries in the area, and provide more quality care to residents.

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Travel insurer reveals secret to more affordable road trips
Monday, 19 April 2021
by Alaina McGregor

Some Kiwis have discovered the trick to saving money when hiring a car, as revealed by Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) today, and the leading travel insurer is keen to share the road trip tip.

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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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