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17 April, 2014

Feedback wanted on full rest home audit reports

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging the public to share their views on full rest home audit reports being published.

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16 April, 2014

Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology

Health Minister Tony Ryall says new technology being introduced by St John ambulance, and partially funded by the government, will change the way paramedics work in the field.

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15 April, 2014

New campaign to put the spotlight on measles

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of a new campaign which encourages people to check if they have been immunised against measles.

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15 April, 2014

Speech: P3 Research event

I am delighted to be here tonight to celebrate the completion of renovations to P3 Research’s unit.

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14 April, 2014

Speech: 2014 Heart Foundation Forum

Good morning, it is my pleasure to be able to open the 2014 Heart Foundation Forum.

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14 April, 2014

Patient safety campaign to focus on surgery

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has launched the next phase of the national patient safety campaign Open for better care, which focuses on reducing harm associated with surgery.

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13 April, 2014

Interest sought for new social bonds pilot

A new and innovative alternative to the way social services are delivered has come a step closer, Minister of Finance Bill English and Health Minister Tony Ryall say.

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11 April, 2014

Minister to open $190 million Middlemore facility

Health Minister Tony Ryall will this afternoon open a new $190 million clinical services block at Middlemore Hospital, named after eminent orthopaedic surgeon Dr Harley Gray.

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9 April, 2014

$3.5 million funding boost for colonoscopies

Health Minister Tony Ryall says up to $3.5 million is being allocated for extra colonoscopies - the latest announcement in the government’s drive to improve diagnostic services in New Zealand.

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7 April, 2014

Online health records to improve patient care

People in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast will benefit from a new online system enabling doctors in emergency departments and after hours practices to view a summary of patients’ recent GP records.

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7 April, 2014

Rural depression given a voice

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the expansion of the National Depression Initiative (NDI) to include voices from rural communities.

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4 April, 2014

First month of flu vaccination a great success

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the news that already over 654,000 influenza vaccines have been distributed to New Zealanders.

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4 April, 2014

New marker added to rate DHB safety

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed data on Surgical Site Infections (SSI), which has been added to DHBs quarterly reporting on Quality and Safety Markers.

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3 April, 2014

Minister announces new DHB appointments

Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced new appointments to two District Health Boards.

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2 April, 2014

$32 million for better support for people with autism

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia have today announced the government is investing an extra $32 million over four years so more people with autism receive support to lead full lives.

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1 April, 2014

Visit to South Waikato Health Centre

Kia Ora. Thank you for inviting me here today to celebrate the newly developed South Waikato Health Centre.

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1 April, 2014

Ministers welcome Law Commission report on suicide reporting

Courts Minister Chester Borrows and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne have welcomed the Law Commission’s report reviewing the rules that govern how the media report on suspected suicides.

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31 March, 2014

Speech to Allied Health, Scientific and Technical Professionals Conference

Thank you for the opportunity to open your fourth national conference, today here in Hamilton. Having studied your programme, I can see this conference will be a great opportunity to share ideas and to hear evidence about advanced practice by Allied Health Professionals.

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28 March, 2014

Technology to improve heart disease treatment

Cardiac doctors and nurses now have two new online tools designed to help improve the treatment of heart disease, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

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26 March, 2014

New IT system improves patient healthcare

Health Minister Tony Ryall says a new IT system is making it easier for health care services to access patient data quickly, preventing errors and improving patient care.

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26 March, 2014

All DHBs now have quality of care accounts

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the publication of DHB Quality Accounts, saying they are another tool to ensure New Zealanders get the best and safest health care possible.

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26 March, 2014

It’s My Life Smokefree Summit - A By Youth For Youth Smokefree Festival Day

I have to admit to a great sense of excitement about the purpose of this smokefree summit.

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25 March, 2014

Address to Waitemata Lecture Series

Good evening and thank you for the invitation to talk about the work we are doing to improve the public health service in New Zealand.

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25 March, 2014

‘Give a kidney, change a life!’ resource launch

Thanks to Dr Tutone, and Nora, for your speeches earlier, and a special thanks to Kim for sharing your remarkable story about your own journey as a kidney donor.

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25 March, 2014

National Tamariki Ora Conference

I am really pleased to be with you this morning at this National Tamariki Ora conference. It is a perfect opportunity to be able to recognise the contribution that Well Child Tamariki Ora makes to the health and wellbeing of our tamariki mokopuna.

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25 March, 2014

Hikoi Koutou Charitable Trust – Waka Launch

There are some days that stand out above the rest. 8 November 2010 was one of those days.

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24 March, 2014

Speech: Massey University’s Smokefree Summit

It’s a pleasure to be here today, and I thank Massey University for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this exciting event.

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22 March, 2014

Maori Pharmacists Association Hui a Tau

I am so pleased to learn of the Hiwinui Heke scholarship that has been established for Maori students showing excellence in pharmacy study, a very fitting tribute to remind us of his great legacy.

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21 March, 2014

Dunne Refutes Entirely Opposition claims on Problem Gambling Foundation funding

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has refuted entirely claims by the opposition that Problem Gambling Foundation funding is being cut due to political pressure.

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20 March, 2014

Snapshot study confirms WiFi in schools is safe

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew has welcomed a Ministry of Health report which has confirmed WiFi in schools does not pose a health risk to children or staff, with exposures many thousands of times lower than the relevant standard.

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