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21 May, 2015

$76.1m more for palliative care and hospices

An extra $76.1 million will be invested over four years to provide more hospice and palliative care services for New Zealanders, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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21 May, 2015

$12.4m to extend bowel cancer screening pilot

Budget 2015 invests $12.4 million to extend the Waitemata District Health Board’s bowel cancer screening pilot to December 2017, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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21 May, 2015

Health investment increases to a record $15.9b

New Zealand’s health budget will reach a record $15.9 billion in the coming year, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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15 May, 2015

5,500 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the country.

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12 May, 2015

Flu vaccines top one million doses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than one million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed.

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8 May, 2015

New Zealand takes up a seat on WADA

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will travel to Montreal next week to represent New Zealand and Oceania at the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee.

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7 May, 2015

$23.6m for new South Auckland mental health unit

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has approved a new specialist mental health facility for Counties-Manukau DHB.

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6 May, 2015

Budget 2015: $98m for more elective surgery

An extra $98 million will be invested in Budget 2015 to provide more New Zealanders with timely elective surgery, and to improve the prevention and treatment of orthopaedic conditions, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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5 May, 2015

New leadership roles support better cancer care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says two new sector-based cancer leadership roles will ensure patients receive even better support and care.

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1 May, 2015

Minister unveils FIFA U-20 volunteer uniforms

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today unveiled the FIFA Under-20 World Cup volunteer uniform at a football event in Auckland.

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30 April, 2015

Kapiti benefiting from Youth One Stop Shops

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new report shows the positive impact Kapiti Coast’s Youth One Stop Shop is having.

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28 April, 2015

Rheumatic fever awareness campaign launched

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the 2015 rheumatic fever awareness raising campaign gets underway from today.

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24 April, 2015

Ebola ruled out for healthcare worker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone and required testing to rule out Ebola has tested negative for the virus.

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23 April, 2015

Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a second healthcare worker recently returned from the international response to Ebola in West Africa is to be tested to rule out the virus.

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23 April, 2015

Patients take more control of their own health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of patient portals.

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21 April, 2015

Coleman launches flu immunisation campaign

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Victoria University of Wellington’s Student Hub.

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21 April, 2015

Greens wrong on free GP visits for under 13s

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say the Greens have got it wrong on free under 13s doctor visits.

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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

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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14 April, 2015

Speech to Sport NZ’s annual conference, Auckland

It’s great to be here for Sport New Zealand’s annual sport and recreation conference – Connections.

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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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1 April, 2015

Countdown to NZ hosting FIFA U-20 World Cup

Following a hugely successful ICC Cricket World Cup, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the countdown is now on for football’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

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31 March, 2015

Black Caps have done us proud

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Black Caps have done New Zealand proud in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

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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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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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