The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health for Australia, and the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health for New Zealand, today announced their governments’ agreement to cease efforts to establish a joint therapeutic products regulator, the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA).
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an innovative IT programme is enabling arthritis patients at the Hutt Valley DHB to self-monitor in the community, freeing up hospital resources for the sickest patients.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand is prepared to respond to a range of potential scenarios involving Ebola, with a table-top exercise held in Wellington today as part of ongoing readiness activities.
The redevelopment of Christchurch remains a priority for the Government. In particular, the Government is committed to re-establishing high quality health facilities, such as this new Christchurch Blood Centre.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne, in marking National Oral Health Day today, says additional investment in child dental services has seen a major improvement in our children’s oral health, but there is more to do.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the Health Promotion Agency’s latest alcohol moderation campaign which launches tonight with a television campaign promoting water as a tool to pace your drinking.
It is vital that patients are at the centre of our health system, and receive the healthcare they need. My predecessor the Honourable Tony Ryall, spoke at your last six conferences, and I know that a lot has changed in the past seven years.
As you are all well aware, medicines play a central role in the health and independence of New Zealanders. Used in a safe and effective way, medicines can prevent ill health, treat illness, support self-management and enhance length and quality of life.
We are all aware that New Zealand has one of the best health systems in the world. We are also aware that despite this we are faced with increasing levels of chronic diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices as well as an ageing population. This is why the work and promotion of self-care to our populations is so important.