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31 October, 2014

Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the establishment of a new research health fellowship at Waikato DHB which will look at rehabilitation.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo

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.

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31 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Medicines Strategy Workshop, 31 October 2014

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.

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30 October, 2014

National youth mental health unit underway

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today turned the first sod at the site of the new $15.3 million national youth forensic mental health unit in Wellington.

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30 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Self Medication Industry Conference, 30 October 2014.

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.

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29 October, 2014

Optimising the role of pharmacists

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the formation of a new steering group to explore optimising the role pharmacists play in community health care.

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28 October, 2014

Depression initiative wins advertising awards

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the National Depression Initiative has won two major advertising awards at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Effectiveness awards in London.

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28 October, 2014

Three people have completed Ebola monitoring - all well

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says three people entering New Zealand were identified for self-monitoring as healthcare workers helping in the response in West Africa, and all have now been cleared.

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28 October, 2014

Cancer Society joins up with Cricket World Cup

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the ICC Cricket World Cup’s decision to appoint the Cancer Society as its official NZ charity partner.

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24 October, 2014

Wairarapa’s needs assessments a one stop shop

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today seen first-hand Wairarapa DHB’s innovative approach to streamlining the region’s needs assessments.

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23 October, 2014

Better emergency care at Wellington Hospital

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today visited Capital and Coast DHB which has made good progress on the government’s shorter stays in emergency department target.

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23 October, 2014

Health sector passes annual check-up

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the annual report on Implementing the New Zealand Health Strategy 2014 shows that public health and disability services continue to offer better access to safe and effective care.

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22 October, 2014

Agencies well prepared in case of Ebola

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says government agencies remain prepared to deal with any potential Ebola cases in New Zealand.

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17 October, 2014

Health Minister checks out Ebola unit

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today seen first-hand how Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital is well prepared to treat any suspected Ebola patients.

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16 October, 2014

Campaign to help Kiwis recognise stroke signs

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new campaign to help New Zealanders recognise the signs of a stroke is being launched in Waikato today.

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16 October, 2014

New technology speeds up cancer treatment

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new technology being used at Auckland City Hospital will enable more precise and faster radiotherapy treatment for people with cancer.

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14 October, 2014

Minister welcomes Northland’s roll out of free under 13s doctors’ visits

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Northland’s decision to fund free doctors’ visits and prescriptions for under 13s.

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11 October, 2014

NZ vigilant and ready in case of Ebola

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says health and border authorities are well prepared to detect and respond to any potential cases of Ebola.

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11 October, 2014

Coleman supports organ donation campaign

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging people to have a conversation today about organ donation.

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9 October, 2014

New Health Minister heads out to the sector

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is getting out of the Beehive to meet the health sector, starting with Southern District Health Board tomorrow.

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9 October, 2014

Address to New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2014, Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington

Good morning and thank you for the invitation to open the New Zealand Respiratory Conference for 2014, A breath of hope. I opened this conference two years ago, and I am very pleased to be here again in this 50th anniversary year of the Asthma Foundation – a great achievement.

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