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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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2 April, 2015

New B4SC resources to boost participation

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new Before School Check resources aim to further increase participation in the free programme.

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1 April, 2015

130 new rheumatic fever drop-in clinics opening

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says 75 new free drop-in sore throat clinics are now up and running in Waikato and Northland, and a further 55 clinics will soon be opening.

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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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