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Southern Cross Healthcare taps Havas NZ to unveil rebrand
Wednesday, 12 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
Monday, 26 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
Sunday, 18 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
Sunday, 11 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
Wednesday, 24 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
Wednesday, 17 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
Thursday, 11 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
Tuesday, 2 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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