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28 April, 2015

Rheumatic fever awareness campaign launched

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the 2015 rheumatic fever awareness raising campaign gets underway from today.

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24 April, 2015

Ebola ruled out for healthcare worker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone and required testing to rule out Ebola has tested negative for the virus.

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23 April, 2015

Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a second healthcare worker recently returned from the international response to Ebola in West Africa is to be tested to rule out the virus.

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23 April, 2015

Patients take more control of their own health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of patient portals.

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21 April, 2015

Coleman launches flu immunisation campaign

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Victoria University of Wellington’s Student Hub.

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21 April, 2015

Greens wrong on free GP visits for under 13s

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say the Greens have got it wrong on free under 13s doctor visits.

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17 April, 2015

Minister launches Healthy Families East Cape

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families East Cape at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae in Gisborne.

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16 April, 2015

More pregnant women receive support earlier

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new report shows more women are receiving maternity care from the early stages of their pregnancy.

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16 April, 2015

Speech to Faster Cancer Treatment Forum, Te Papa, Wellington

Obviously cancer is a critical health issue for New Zealanders. It’s the country’s leading cause of death - cancer accounts for nearly a third of all deaths, and is a major cause of hospitalisation.

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15 April, 2015

North Shore mental health inpatient unit opens

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today officially opened the new $24.9 million mental health inpatient unit, He Puna Wâiora, in Auckland.

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14 April, 2015

Speech to Sport NZ’s annual conference, Auckland

It’s great to be here for Sport New Zealand’s annual sport and recreation conference – Connections.

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2 April, 2015

New B4SC resources to boost participation

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new Before School Check resources aim to further increase participation in the free programme.

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1 April, 2015

130 new rheumatic fever drop-in clinics opening

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says 75 new free drop-in sore throat clinics are now up and running in Waikato and Northland, and a further 55 clinics will soon be opening.

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1 April, 2015

Countdown to NZ hosting FIFA U-20 World Cup

Following a hugely successful ICC Cricket World Cup, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the countdown is now on for football’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

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31 March, 2015

Black Caps have done us proud

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Black Caps have done New Zealand proud in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

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27 March, 2015

eReferral system rolled out across South Island

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Southern DHB has now completed the South Island’s rollout of eReferrals, enabling faster more accurate transfer of patient information.

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26 March, 2015

$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of experts.

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25 March, 2015

More children receiving two cochlear implants

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says 29 infants and children with profound hearing loss have received two cochlear implants as a result of additional funding in Budget 2014.

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20 March, 2015

Speech to Annual Electives Forum, Wellington

The theme of this Forum “supporting quality, sustainability and innovation in electives” strongly aligns with my commitment to have more New Zealanders living pain free lives away from hospitals.

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19 March, 2015

Minister acknowledges the passing of Sir Don Rowlands

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today acknowledged the passing of rowing legend Sir Don Rowlands.

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18 March, 2015

Youth accessing primary mental health services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more mental health services are being offered to young people through their GP or primary care provider.

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16 March, 2015

Confirmed negative Ebola test for health worker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has been officially cleared of having Ebola following a second negative test result.

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15 March, 2015

Negative Ebola test result for healthcare worker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

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14 March, 2015

Returned healthcare worker in stable condition

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone is in a stable condition in Christchurch Hospital.

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13 March, 2015

Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand is well placed to respond to a patient who needs to be tested to rule out the Ebola virus.

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13 March, 2015

Speech to National Rural Health Conference

I’d like to start with a brief overview of the sector. I believe New Zealand’s health sector is in good shape, but there is no doubt that future challenges remain.

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12 March, 2015

More resources for kidney disease patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched new video resources aimed at increasing the awareness and understanding of kidney disease.

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10 March, 2015

Health Research Council review underway

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman say the Government is keen to optimise the role of the Health Research Council (HRC).

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6 March, 2015

New immunisation videos for older children

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children.

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3 March, 2015

GP practice staff get healthy alongside patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says general practice staff are getting behind a programme which has them joining their patients to live healthily.

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