Health - Beehive - 2017

06-Jul-2017


Healthy Drug Law Parliamentary Symposium, Parliament Buildings

Posted: 04 Jul 2017 02:02 PM PDT

Peter Dunne | Health

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all this morning to the Healthy Drug Law Parliamentary Symposium, and to our sponsor, the New Zealand Drug Foundation. I thank Alison for her warm introduction. Alison has taken a strong interest on drug issues for some time now, and she and I have spoken on it relatively frequently – I cannot think of a better Chair for this event. Today we have come from all corners of the world to work together on shifting attitudes and responses to drug issues. ...

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Pay rise for 55,000 care & support workers

Posted: 29 Jun 2017 04:30 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a pay rise is on the way for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers. “Tomorrow (1 July) is an historic day for care and support workers with the $2 billion pay equity settlement coming into effect,” says Dr Coleman. “This means that the 55,000 care and support workers in aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services will receive a pay rise of between 15 and 50 per cent. ...

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Strategy to lift deceased organ donation rates

Posted: 28 Jun 2017 09:16 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman has launched a national strategy which aims to lift the rate of deceased organ donations and therefore increase the number of people who can receive a transplant. “Organ transplantation is a life-saving treatment that is often the best, or only, option for people with organ failure. It can not only improve a person’s quality of life, but also their life expectancy,” says Dr Coleman. ...

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Single phone number to access support services

Posted: 28 Jun 2017 05:00 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says from today a new free 24/7 four digit phone and text number will make it easier for people to connect with mental health and addictions professionals. “It’s important that we talk about our mental health and wellbeing with our friends and family, but it’s equally as important that there is professional support available when we need it,” says Dr Coleman. “Need to talk? 1737 is free to call or text from any landline or mobile phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ...

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