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27 March, 2015

eReferral system rolled out across South Island

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Southern DHB has now completed the South Island’s rollout of eReferrals, enabling faster more accurate transfer of patient information.

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26 March, 2015

$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of experts.

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25 March, 2015

More children receiving two cochlear implants

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says 29 infants and children with profound hearing loss have received two cochlear implants as a result of additional funding in Budget 2014.

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25 March, 2015

Scholarships for Pacific health students

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says $1.19 million in scholarship funding this year will help 118 Pacific tertiary students studying for health-related qualifications.

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20 March, 2015

Speech to Annual Electives Forum, Wellington

The theme of this Forum “supporting quality, sustainability and innovation in electives” strongly aligns with my commitment to have more New Zealanders living pain free lives away from hospitals.

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18 March, 2015

Youth accessing primary mental health services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more mental health services are being offered to young people through their GP or primary care provider.

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16 March, 2015

Confirmed negative Ebola test for health worker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has been officially cleared of having Ebola following a second negative test result.

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15 March, 2015

Negative Ebola test result for healthcare worker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

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14 March, 2015

Returned healthcare worker in stable condition

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone is in a stable condition in Christchurch Hospital.

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13 March, 2015

Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand is well placed to respond to a patient who needs to be tested to rule out the Ebola virus.

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13 March, 2015

Speech to National Rural Health Conference

I’d like to start with a brief overview of the sector. I believe New Zealand’s health sector is in good shape, but there is no doubt that future challenges remain.

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12 March, 2015

More resources for kidney disease patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched new video resources aimed at increasing the awareness and understanding of kidney disease.

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10 March, 2015

Health Research Council review underway

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman say the Government is keen to optimise the role of the Health Research Council (HRC).

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9 March, 2015

NZ Statement to 58th Session of United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

It is a pleasure to be back in Vienna this year for what is a particularly important stage in the build up to the UN General Assembly Special Session in 2016.

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6 March, 2015

New immunisation videos for older children

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children.

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4 March, 2015

Opening Address – NICE 2015 Symposium on Health and Social Care

Thank you for inviting me to open this joint NICE-bpacnz symposium on guidelines and pathways and the roles that they have in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

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3 March, 2015

GP practice staff get healthy alongside patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says general practice staff are getting behind a programme which has them joining their patients to live healthily.

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1 March, 2015

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

Nominations open today for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards – recognising the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s health and disability services.

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27 February, 2015

Coleman meets Australian counterpart

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today met with his Australian counterpart Sussan Ley, Minister of Health and Minister for Sport.

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27 February, 2015

New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide prevention

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent and respond to suicide.

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27 February, 2015

More medicines for rare disorders to be funded

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says people with rare disorders will benefit from Pharmac’s new funding approach for rare disorders medicines.

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25 February, 2015

More one on one time for mental health patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients in mental health wards are the latest to benefit from an innovative programme that frees up staff to spend more time looking after patients.

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25 February, 2015

Opening address: Safe use of opioids national collaborative

As Associate Minister of Health, it is my pleasure to be here with you all this morning to open learning session one, the Collaborative’s inaugural national event.

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24 February, 2015

DHBs improve performance on health targets

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show DHBs are making good overall progress.

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23 February, 2015

Record number of organ transplants

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of organ donors and transplants reached a record high last year.

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20 February, 2015

Pharmacists key to safe use of medicines

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week is a great opportunity for New Zealanders to discover how much they can learn about their medicines from their pharmacist, says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

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20 February, 2015

ACC signs on to free under 13s doctor visits

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye have confirmed ACC’s commitment to free under 13s doctor visits.

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19 February, 2015

Further gains made in health BPS targets

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Better Public Services results released today show immunisation rates have reached an all-time high and rheumatic fever rates have dropped considerably.

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17 February, 2015

Use of Green Prescriptions rocket ahead

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the health benefits of Green Prescriptions continue to be demonstrated, as more and more people take medical advice to get fit and eat well to help tackle their health problems.

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16 February, 2015

Opening Address of the Public Health Response to Climate Change – Mitigation, Adaptation and Action, University of Otago, Wellington

Tena koutou katoa, good morning, and thank you for the invitation to speak today at the opening of the 2015 public health summer school course on public health responses to climate change.

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