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28 August, 2015

Healthy Families NZ launched in Waitakere

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families Waitakere in West Auckland.

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27 August, 2015

Influenza vaccine programme further extended

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's still not too late to vaccinate against influenza with the free vaccine programme further extended until Friday 11 September.

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27 August, 2015

Rheumatic fever rates drop 24 per cent

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says national rheumatic fever rates have dropped significantly.

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26 August, 2015

Review aims to optimise palliative care services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a review into palliative care services aims to further enhance the care accessed by thousands of New Zealanders and their families each year.

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25 August, 2015

ED wait times target achieved again

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show the ED target has been met for the second consecutive quarter.

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24 August, 2015

Graduate nurses finding jobs sooner

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more graduate nurses are finding jobs sooner according to the latest figures from the nationwide system which places graduates into the workforce.

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23 August, 2015

Increased focus on rural depression

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have today announced increased training for rural health professionals and community leaders to tackle depression in rural communities.

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21 August, 2015

NZ’s largest snow sport event gets underway

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome today’s opening of the fourth Winter Games New Zealand in Queenstown.

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19 August, 2015

Health Practitioners Bill passes first reading

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients and families will benefit from a Bill which will enable a wider range of suitable health practitioners to undertake certain functions currently restricted to medical practitioners.

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19 August, 2015

Access to medicines continues to improve

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealanders access to medicines continued to improve in 2014/15.

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19 August, 2015

Healthy lifestyle initiative helping more diabetics

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a growing number of New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes are receiving support and advice through the Green Prescriptions initiative.

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18 August, 2015

More surgical assessments leading to more ops

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more New Zealanders are getting their First Surgical Assessment, and faster, compared to seven years ago.

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15 August, 2015

Best of luck to the Silver Ferns – go get ‘em

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is wishing the Silver Ferns the best of luck as they head into the final weekend of the Netball World Cup.

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14 August, 2015

More opportunities for specialist nurses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more clinical nurse specialists are providing specialist care and expert advice.

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14 August, 2015

Christchurch Hospital’s new building on track

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the development of the Acute Services Building at Christchurch Hospital is progressing well.

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14 August, 2015

South GP Continuing Medical Education Conference

Primary care plays a crucial role in improving the health outcomes of New Zealanders and lifting performance across the health sector.

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14 August, 2015

New online telehealth resource to encourage uptake

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has launched a new online resource which will help encourage the uptake of telehealth by health professionals across the country.

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13 August, 2015

Southern families benefit from free GP visits for under 13s

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says 96 per cent of general practices in Southern DHB are offering free GP visits for children aged under 13.

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11 August, 2015

Elective surgery rates up 42%

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more New Zealanders are receiving the elective surgeries they need compared to seven years ago.

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7 August, 2015

South Island hospitals adopt high-tech medication distribution

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says hospitals in the lower South Island are now sharing an electronic system to administer patients’ medications.

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5 August, 2015

Countdown begins to Rio Games

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says a year out from the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games it looks like New Zealanders will have plenty to celebrate at both events.

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5 August, 2015

MidCentral general practices more productive

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the newly expanded Productive Series is already benefiting patients and staff at MidCentral general practices.

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4 August, 2015

More hands-on support for rural communities

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy say around 100 more people will be trained to help farming families across the country access the support they need.

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31 July, 2015

More than 1.2m flu vaccine doses distributed

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has reached its target of immunising 1.2 million New Zealanders with the influenza vaccine this year.

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31 July, 2015

New premises for Auckland addiction service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the new premises for Auckland’s Odyssey House alcohol and drug treatment service.

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30 July, 2015

$846,000 for more nurse practitioner trainees

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is committing $846,000 to support an additional 20 nurse practitioner trainees in 2016.

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30 July, 2015

Mobile surgical services contract extended

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the renewal of the mobile surgical services contract will help ensure rural patients continue to receive the care they need.

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29 July, 2015

Clinicians asked to showcase IT ideas

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging clinicians to submit their innovative ideas to improve health services.

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27 July, 2015

Improved access to up-to-date cancer info

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new national cancer information strategy will benefit patients, clinicians and researchers.

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27 July, 2015

Inspection of Waikato DHB’s mental health service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there will be an inspection of Waikato DHB’s mental health services.

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