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3 July, 2015

Diabetes strategy consultation draws to a close

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says work is progressing towards a long term strategy to help people living with diabetes better manage their health.

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2 July, 2015

Newborn hearing screening strengthened

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says newborn babies across New Zealand are now benefitting from an improved hearing screening programme as a result of the implementation of the 2013 review.

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1 July, 2015

Free GP visits & prescriptions for under 13s

From today all New Zealand children aged under 13 will be eligible to access free GP visits at any time of the day or night seven days a week, as well as free prescriptions.

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30 June, 2015

Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome a PwC report which confirms the positive economic impact of co-hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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29 June, 2015

It’s not too late to be immunised against the flu

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives.

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26 June, 2015

New Auckland maternal mental health service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new maternal mental health respite and support service in Te Atatu South, Auckland.

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25 June, 2015

Significant drop in pneumococcal disease rates

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says since the pneumococcal vaccine was introduced in 2008 there have been approximately 600 fewer cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in children under five.

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23 June, 2015

New appointments to Sport New Zealand Board

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced two new appointments to the Sport New Zealand Board.

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23 June, 2015

Speech to the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee, Te Papa, Wellington

This is my first key opportunity speaking to members of the maternity sector. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment and dedication in providing important healthcare services to New Zealanders.

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22 June, 2015

Cancer Core named health volunteer of the year

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that Cancer Core, a group of students from the University of Otago, is the overall winner of the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.

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19 June, 2015

FIFA U20 World Cup draws to a close

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says this weekend’s final of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup marks the end of a great three weeks of football.

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18 June, 2015

National telehealth service provider announced

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that Homecare Medical is the preferred provider for the new national telehealth service.

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17 June, 2015

Commissioner appointed at Southern DHB

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today written to Southern DHB dismissing all members of the Board and replacing it with a Commissioner.

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11 June, 2015

$500,000 boost to help rural mental health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced a $500,000 funding boost to support mental health initiatives targeted at rural communities.

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10 June, 2015

New appointments to Drug Free Sport NZ Board

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced two new appointments to the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board.

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9 June, 2015

Minister opens new Auckland sports office hub

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today officially opened Sport Central – a new sports office hub in Auckland which will see five sports organisations work more closely together.

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9 June, 2015

Good progress measuring specialist referrals

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says good progress is being made towards accurately measuring patient flow from GPs to hospital based specialists and the outcome of those referrals.

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4 June, 2015

Health & Disability Commissioner reappointed

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has been reappointed for a second term.

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2 June, 2015

Speech to Primary Care Symposium, Te Papa, Wellington

Primary care plays a crucial role in improving the health outcomes of New Zealanders, and lifting performance across the health sector.

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2 June, 2015

Next steps for DHB shared services programme

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Health Benefits Limited (HBL) will be wound up and a new DHB owned company will implement the shared services programme from 1 July 2015.

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1 June, 2015

Budget 2015: Social bond to focus on mental health

New Zealand’s first social bond will aim to empower people with mental illness and support their families, Finance Minister Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman say.

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29 May, 2015

FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says North Harbour Stadium is well placed for the start of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

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26 May, 2015

Health target results – ED wait times achieved

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show the shorter stays in emergency departments target has been met for the first time.

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25 May, 2015

Better online support for youth mental health

The revamped Lowdown website launched today will provide young people with more accessible and responsive online mental health support, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

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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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