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27 February, 2015

Coleman meets Australian counterpart

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today met with his Australian counterpart Sussan Ley, Minister of Health and Minister for Sport.

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27 February, 2015

New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide prevention

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent and respond to suicide.

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27 February, 2015

More medicines for rare disorders to be funded

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says people with rare disorders will benefit from Pharmac’s new funding approach for rare disorders medicines.

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25 February, 2015

More one on one time for mental health patients

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients in mental health wards are the latest to benefit from an innovative programme that frees up staff to spend more time looking after patients.

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24 February, 2015

DHBs improve performance on health targets

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show DHBs are making good overall progress.

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23 February, 2015

Record number of organ transplants

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of organ donors and transplants reached a record high last year.

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20 February, 2015

ACC signs on to free under 13s doctor visits

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye have confirmed ACC’s commitment to free under 13s doctor visits.

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19 February, 2015

Further gains made in health BPS targets

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Better Public Services results released today show immunisation rates have reached an all-time high and rheumatic fever rates have dropped considerably.

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17 February, 2015

Use of Green Prescriptions rocket ahead

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the health benefits of Green Prescriptions continue to be demonstrated, as more and more people take medical advice to get fit and eat well to help tackle their health problems.

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15 February, 2015

Host cities welcome Cricket World Cup teams

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging people to head along to the ICC Cricket World Cup team welcomes organised by the seven New Zealand host cities.

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13 February, 2015

Programme delivers better hip/knee op recovery

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery are spending less time in hospital as a result of a new national quality improvement programme.

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13 February, 2015

2015 Cricket World Cup off to a great start

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has praised last night’s ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony, saying it was a spectacular way to start New Zealand’s hosting of a major global sporting event.

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10 February, 2015

Official draw for FIFA U20 World Cup kicks off

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is taking part in tonight’s 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup official draw in Auckland.

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9 February, 2015

New hospital patient IT system for South Island

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new hospital patient information system will be rolled out across South Island DHBs to streamline services.

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5 February, 2015

Smart new cricket programme for schools

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has taken part in a Cricket Smart lesson at Northcote Primary School in Auckland today.

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4 February, 2015

Raising awareness on World Cancer Day

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says World Cancer Day helps to highlight the global initiatives to deliver better, faster cancer care.

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4 February, 2015

Applications open for Māori health scheme

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says applications are now being taken for the Māori Health Development Scheme 2015/16.

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3 February, 2015

Start the new school year by getting active

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging kids to sign up for a school sport and get all the benefits that come with it.

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30 January, 2015

New Christchurch child cancer facility opens

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new facility for children undergoing cancer treatment in Christchurch.

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30 January, 2015

Christchurch well placed for Cricket World Cup

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today inspected Hagley Oval and met with tournament organisers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

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29 January, 2015

More children receiving B4 School Checks

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more children than ever are benefiting from the free before school health checks.

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28 January, 2015

$2.77m to support newly qualified midwifes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more support is being provided for newly qualified midwives.

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23 December, 2014

Keep EDs free for emergencies this Christmas

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging people where possible to keep EDs free for emergencies this festive season.

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19 December, 2014

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free under 13s doctors’ visits

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’ doctors’ visits.

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18 December, 2014

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices of graduating health professionals.

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17 December, 2014

New gestational diabetes guidelines published

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says all pregnant women will be routinely screened for diabetes as part of new national guidelines.

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16 December, 2014

New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says today’s visit to South Canterbury DHB marks the end of a 20 DHB tour to engage with the health sector.

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12 December, 2014

Minister congratulates Rugby Awards winners

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to New Zealand’s top rugby players and administrators at the annual New Zealand Rugby Union awards.

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11 December, 2014

Supporting NZ’s high performance athletes

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes High Performance Sport New Zealand’s investment in national sport organisations for the next financial year.

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10 December, 2014

Graduate nurses finding jobs sooner

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more graduate nurses are obtaining jobs sooner as a result of the nationwide recruitment system.

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