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01-May-2017

Health passes its annual check up

Posted: 27 Apr 2017 06:17 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the annual Health and Independence report that shows that overall, the health and disability system performs well for most New Zealanders. “Our aim is that New Zealanders live longer, healthier, and more independent lives, and this report shows the progress that has been made,” says Dr Coleman. “Life expectancy, health expectancy, and immunisation rates are outcome measures and all show improvements in this report. ...

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Work underway to address antimicrobial resistance

Posted: 26 Apr 2017 03:40 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Food Safety

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett have welcomed steps to enhance New Zealand’s ability to respond to the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). “Like other countries, New Zealand has seen a rise in antibiotic resistant infections and it is important that we develop a clear plan to reduce AMR,” says Dr Coleman. “Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. ...

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$18m more for Christchurch’s Acute Services Building

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 05:52 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an additional $18 million has been approved for the Christchurch Hospital Acute Services Building.   “Supporting the rebuild in Canterbury is a key Government priority. We’re committed to ensuring Cantabrians receive the health services they need,” says Dr Coleman.   “The Acute Services Building is already the largest Government project in the Canterbury rebuild, and this additional $18 million takes the total project to $463 million.   ...

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Minister welcomes aged care research

Posted: 20 Apr 2017 07:03 PM PDT

Nicky Wagner | Health

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming new research about the care and support needs of older Maori. In 2013, the Government invested $1.8 million in Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand — Te Puāwaitanga O Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ) by the University of Auckland. ...

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Further support for North Canterbury & Marlborough

Posted: 20 Apr 2017 05:52 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced an additional $500,000 investment to boost the post-earthquake support package for North Canterbury and Marlborough families. “The Government is committed to ensuring the people of North Canterbury and Marlborough can access the health services that they need following the 14 November earthquake,” says Dr Coleman. “We know that after a serious earthquake, people can feel stressed and anxious for a long time after the event. The psychosocial recovery needs of the communities will change over time. ...

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$9.9m Outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens

Posted: 18 Apr 2017 09:55 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Waitemata DHB’s new $9.9 million outpatient clinic at North Shore Hospital. “The new fit-for-purpose $9.9 million outpatient facility at North Shore Hospital will provide enough capacity to support future service growth over the coming years,” says Dr Coleman. “The outpatient clinic, Kahui Manaaki, translates to ‘cluster of kindness’, which reflects key services being brought together which will help ensure patients receive better quality of care. ...

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$2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 health care workers

Posted: 17 Apr 2017 11:00 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that some of the health sector’s lowest paid workers will share in a $2 billion pay equity settlement over five years. The wage boost follows the TerraNova pay equity claim brought by E tū (previously the Service and Food Workers Union) on behalf of care worker Kristine Bartlett. “This settlement recognises the work carried out by the 55,000 workers in our aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services across the country,” says Dr Coleman. ...

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