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29 May, 2015

Minister marks World Smokefree Day

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is urging smokers to make this Sunday the day they quit for good.

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26 May, 2015

Minister Concerned at Reports of Adverse Reactions

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is concerned at the use of untested and unapproved black-market psychoactive substances in the Auckland area, following recent reports of adverse reactions.

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26 May, 2015

Health target results – ED wait times achieved

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show the shorter stays in emergency departments target has been met for the first time.

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25 May, 2015

Better online support for youth mental health

The revamped Lowdown website launched today will provide young people with more accessible and responsive online mental health support, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

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22 May, 2015

‘Ethics in Practice’ Conference

As Associate Minister of Health with the relatively new delegation of ethics committees, it is my pleasure to be here – I have found my responsibility in this area to be engaging, thought provoking, and of critical importance to the wider health sector.

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21 May, 2015

$76.1m more for palliative care and hospices

An extra $76.1 million will be invested over four years to provide more hospice and palliative care services for New Zealanders, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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21 May, 2015

$12.4m to extend bowel cancer screening pilot

Budget 2015 invests $12.4 million to extend the Waitemata District Health Board’s bowel cancer screening pilot to December 2017, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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21 May, 2015

Health investment increases to a record $15.9b

New Zealand’s health budget will reach a record $15.9 billion in the coming year, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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15 May, 2015

5,500 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the country.

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12 May, 2015

Updated strategy for older people under way

An updated Health of Older People Strategy will be completed by the end of the year, Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says.

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12 May, 2015

Flu vaccines top one million doses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than one million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed.

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7 May, 2015

$23.6m for new South Auckland mental health unit

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has approved a new specialist mental health facility for Counties-Manukau DHB.

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6 May, 2015

Budget 2015: $98m for more elective surgery

An extra $98 million will be invested in Budget 2015 to provide more New Zealanders with timely elective surgery, and to improve the prevention and treatment of orthopaedic conditions, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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5 May, 2015

Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC)

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health (Medsafe) and The Therapeutics Goods Administration of Australia are proud to be joint hosts for this meeting. New Zealand and Australia have a long and proud history of mutual co-operation.

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5 May, 2015

New leadership roles support better cancer care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says two new sector-based cancer leadership roles will ensure patients receive even better support and care.

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30 April, 2015

Kapiti benefiting from Youth One Stop Shops

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new report shows the positive impact Kapiti Coast’s Youth One Stop Shop is having.

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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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20 April, 2015

Consultation sought on tobacco control protocol

Public feedback is being sought on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international agreement aimed at getting rid of the illicit trade in tobacco products.

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17 April, 2015

Disability support services data released

Data released today about the use of Ministry of Health-funded disability support services will help ensure that disabled New Zealanders are receiving the best services, says Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.

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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

Plan ahead to get the end-of-life care you want

Today is Conversations that Count Day, and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is urging New Zealanders both young and old to talk about the kind of care they would want if they were seriously ill or at the end of their life.

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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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13 April, 2015

Pacific Island peoples’ health focus of meeting

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga will travel to Fiji tomorrow to attend the 11th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting.

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