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25 July, 2014

Videoconferencing improving patient care

Health Minister Tony Ryall has been given a first-hand demonstration of a video link that gives patients in the small central North Island community of Taumarunui access to medical expertise from specialists at Waikato Hospital.

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21 July, 2014

Social sector makes gains in BPS targets

Results released today show good progress is being made to achieve the Government’s Better Public Services targets, say social sector Ministers Tony Ryall, Paula Bennett and Hekia Parata.

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18 July, 2014

More kidney transplants expected each year

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government is investing an extra $4 million to establish a National Renal Transplant Service to increase the number of live kidney donor transplantations over the next few years.

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16 July, 2014

More places earmarked for rural medical students

Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced there will be an additional 34 medical places for students next year at our two medical schools, including more positions earmarked for rural students.

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14 July, 2014

Faster mental health support for young people

Latest data from the Ministry of Health shows young people with mental health or addiction problems are receiving treatment faster than ever before.

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11 July, 2014

Board appointments to Kordia and Landcorp

State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall has announced two new appointments to the boards of State Owned Enterprises.

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10 July, 2014

More than 3,300 visits to free sore throat clinics

More than 3,300 children most at risk of developing rheumatic fever have had their sore throat checked recently at a free drop-in clinic, as part of the government’s $67 million rheumatic fever prevention programme.

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8 July, 2014

Pilot programme targets child health

A new programme to prevent children missing out on important health services has been welcomed by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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8 July, 2014

Patients pleased with levels of care

A three year $900,000 study into prostate cancer care shows most men and their families are pleased with the care they received.

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3 July, 2014

Record number of new GP trainees

Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced the government is investing an extra $3.8 million to further increase the number of GP and primary care doctor training places.

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2 July, 2014

Act ensures hospital rebuild will keep to schedule

Special legislation designed to ensure timely recovery following the Canterbury earthquakes will be used to deliver appropriate Christchurch health facilities to meet an expected spike in demand in 2018.

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1 July, 2014

New look child health book launched

Health Minister Tony Ryall met with mums at a Plunket group in Wellington to launch the new Well Child Tamariki Ora health book – the first major revision to the book in over quarter of a century.

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27 June, 2014

Minister opens $80 million Taranaki Hospital

Health Minister Tony Ryall will today open the new $80 million clinical building at Taranaki Hospital which will help meet the current and future health needs of the region.

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20 June, 2014

Spinal injury centre improving patient recovery

Health Minister Tony Ryall today visited Middlemore Hospital and heard about how their regional spinal service is improving outcomes for patients with spinal cord impairment.

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20 June, 2014

Plan for stronger oncology services

The country’s first national radiation oncology plan has been released today to ensure the cancer workforce and technology keeps up with the country's growing and ageing population.

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20 June, 2014

Govt share offer programme costs below target

The Treasury’s total costs for the Government’s share offer programme were $85.5 million – or 1.83 per cent of the $4.67 billion in total proceeds, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.

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19 June, 2014

New National Health Index system improves patient safety

Health Minister Tony Ryall has welcomed the success of an information technology system that helps health care providers find the right patient quickly and easily.

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18 June, 2014

New Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal Chair

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointment of Mr David Carden, as the new chair of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

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18 June, 2014

Families benefiting from parenting programme

A programme which sets parents up with simple and practical strategies to cope with challenging behaviour is being extended until June 2016.

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16 June, 2014

Online help if your child swallows a battery

Safekids Aotearoa has unveiled a new online tool to help health professionals treat children who have swallowed button batteries.

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16 June, 2014

Cancer Society named health volunteer of the year

A group of more than 400 Cancer Society volunteers from across the South Island have been named the overall winners of the 2014 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.

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12 June, 2014

Speech to open $67m Whakatane Hospital redevelopment

Thank you for inviting me to celebrate the opening of this new development with you.

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12 June, 2014

Health Minister opens $67m Whakatane Hospital

Health Minister Tony Ryall today officially opened the $67 million Whakatane Hospital redevelopment which future-proofs health services in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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11 June, 2014

Appointments to Solid Energy Board

Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Hon Tony Ryall, has announced two appointments to the Board of Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd.

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11 June, 2014

Speech to Healthcare Congress in Auckland

Many people underestimate the importance of the health sector here in New Zealand. It amounts to one-tenth of the economy.

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9 June, 2014

$78m in health research funding announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced a total of $78 million in health research funding as part of the 2014 Health Research Council (HRC) of New Zealand’s funding round.

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6 June, 2014

Fight against rheumatic fever shifts up a gear

The fight against rheumatic fever shifts up a gear this weekend with TV adverts starting which show the impact rheumatic fever can have on the lives of children and their families.

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4 June, 2014

Major trauma national clinical network speech

It is my pleasure to be here to express my support to the Network and to hear how your work is progressing.

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30 May, 2014

New development targets patient comfort

Health Minister Tony Ryall has welcomed the opening of the new discharge lounge at Middlemore Hospital this week which will allow patients to wait comfortably for their paperwork to be completed before they return home.

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30 May, 2014

Government investing strongly in programmes to slow obesity cycle

The National-led Government is investing strongly in programmes to support pregnant women and new mums to understand the importance of good nutrition and physical activity for their babies and for themselves.

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