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16 April, 2014

Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology

Health Minister Tony Ryall says new technology being introduced by St John ambulance, and partially funded by the government, will change the way paramedics work in the field.

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16 April, 2014

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

Genesis Energy will have the third-largest New Zealand share register on the NZX when it lists tomorrow, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.

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13 April, 2014

Interest sought for new social bonds pilot

A new and innovative alternative to the way social services are delivered has come a step closer, Minister of Finance Bill English and Health Minister Tony Ryall say.

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11 April, 2014

Minister to open $190 million Middlemore facility

Health Minister Tony Ryall will this afternoon open a new $190 million clinical services block at Middlemore Hospital, named after eminent orthopaedic surgeon Dr Harley Gray.

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9 April, 2014

$3.5 million funding boost for colonoscopies

Health Minister Tony Ryall says up to $3.5 million is being allocated for extra colonoscopies - the latest announcement in the government’s drive to improve diagnostic services in New Zealand.

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7 April, 2014

Online health records to improve patient care

People in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast will benefit from a new online system enabling doctors in emergency departments and after hours practices to view a summary of patients’ recent GP records.

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3 April, 2014

Minister announces new DHB appointments

Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced new appointments to two District Health Boards.

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2 April, 2014

$32 million for better support for people with autism

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia have today announced the government is investing an extra $32 million over four years so more people with autism receive support to lead full lives.

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1 April, 2014

Visit to South Waikato Health Centre

Kia Ora. Thank you for inviting me here today to celebrate the newly developed South Waikato Health Centre.

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31 March, 2014

Speech to Allied Health, Scientific and Technical Professionals Conference

Thank you for the opportunity to open your fourth national conference, today here in Hamilton. Having studied your programme, I can see this conference will be a great opportunity to share ideas and to hear evidence about advanced practice by Allied Health Professionals.

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28 March, 2014

Genesis shares priced at $1.55 – majority available to NZ retail investors

New Zealanders have the opportunity to buy the majority of available Genesis Energy shares when the offer opens to retail investors tomorrow morning, after the successful completion of the bookbuild.

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28 March, 2014

Technology to improve heart disease treatment

Cardiac doctors and nurses now have two new online tools designed to help improve the treatment of heart disease, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

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26 March, 2014

New IT system improves patient healthcare

Health Minister Tony Ryall says a new IT system is making it easier for health care services to access patient data quickly, preventing errors and improving patient care.

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26 March, 2014

Up to 49% of Genesis for sale in share offer

The Government today confirmed that up to 490 million shares - or 49 per cent of Genesis Energy - will be available for sale through the share offer.

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25 March, 2014

Address to Waitemata Lecture Series

Good evening and thank you for the invitation to talk about the work we are doing to improve the public health service in New Zealand.

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25 March, 2014

‘Give a kidney, change a life!’ resource launch

Thanks to Dr Tutone, and Nora, for your speeches earlier, and a special thanks to Kim for sharing your remarkable story about your own journey as a kidney donor.

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20 March, 2014

Minister opens new $5m dialysis unit in Porirua

Health Minister Tony Ryall today opened a new $5 million satellite dialysis unit at Keneperu Hospital – greatly improving access to this lifesaving treatment for Greater Wellington communities.

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18 March, 2014

Work to further improve child and maternity services

Health Minister Tony Ryall says demonstration programmes underway in three DHBs have communities working together to improve local maternity and child health services.

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17 March, 2014

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards now open

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards - celebrating the service of New Zealand’s health volunteers.

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14 March, 2014

Healthy Families NZ: Registrations of Interest open

Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced the Registration of Interest process has opened for ‘Healthy Families NZ’ - the first step in the rollout of the government’s new healthy eating and anti-obesity initiative.

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13 March, 2014

Heart Foundation Symposium Keynote Address

Good morning and thank you for inviting me to open your symposium.

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13 March, 2014

Genesis Energy share offer details released

The Government today released further details of the partial float of Genesis Energy, including a 1:15 loyalty bonus share incentive for New Zealand retail investors.

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12 March, 2014

Bowel screening workforce symposium announced

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced a symposium will be held in Wellington next month to look at ways of increasing New Zealand’s colonoscopy workforce capacity and efficiency.

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11 March, 2014

Minister launches flu immunisation campaign

Health Minister Tony Ryall today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Wellington Regional Hospital’s high-risk maternity clinic.

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7 March, 2014

Ocean Shores Retirement Village redevelopment

Good morning and thank you for inviting me here today to celebrate the $10 million redevelopment of your apartment complex.

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7 March, 2014

Minister marks Tauranga Hospital centenary

Health Minister Tony Ryall today joined hundreds in Tauranga to celebrate Tauranga Hospital's centenary.

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7 March, 2014

Bowel screening pilot finds cancers early

More than 129 people who have taken part in the Waitemata bowel screening programme have been found to have cancer – with more than one cancer found in some people.

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6 March, 2014

Electronic prescribing improves patient care

Better links between GPs and pharmacists are making health services safer and more convenient for New Zealanders.

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6 March, 2014

Government welcomes Health Select Committee report

Health Minister Tony Ryall has welcomed the Health Select Committee report on improving children’s health and the prevention of child abuse, noting the government is already investing heavily in almost all of the areas identified.

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27 February, 2014

Tony Ryall to retire from politics at next election

Tony Ryall, MP for Bay of Plenty and Minister of Health and State Owned Enterprises, has announced he will retire from politics at the next election.

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