The Government is ramping up access to free flu vaccines and COVID-19 booster shots for those groups of people who are being admitted in increasing numbers to hospital.
The Government is taking action to make sure homecare and support workers have the right to take a pay-equity claim, while at the same time protecting their current working conditions and delivering a pay rise.
The Government has delivered on its commitment to roll out the free methamphetamine harm reduction programme Te Ara Oranga to the eastern Bay of Plenty, with services now available in Murupara.
The Government’s lifesaving bowel-screening programme is now available across the whole country, Health Minister Andrew Little said today.
The Government is introducing a Bill to amend the Medicines Act, enabling voluntary booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to the most vulnerable by all vaccinators without a prescription.
The Government today marks a significant milestone in its commitment to deliver better health and wellbeing for all New Zealanders with The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill passing its third reading at Parliament.
Pae ora (Healthy Futures) are one step closer with the appointment of members to the Interim Hauora Māori Advisory Committee.
The major construction phase of the Government’s multi-billion-dollar investment in health infrastructure is being marked at a ceremony in Dunedin today.
The Government has released its response to the recommendations of the final report of the independent Pharmac Review panel, welcoming its insights as well as Pharmac’s commitment to improve in its role for better health equity and outcomes for all New Zealanders.
Māori primary and community care providers will be supported to lift their capability, capacity, and service sustainability through a $30 million investment from Budget 2022.
Associate Ministers of Health Peeni Henare and Aupito William Sio say Budget 2022 will see an extra 60,000 Māori and Pacific people receive screening for bowel cancer.
Budget 2022 will deliver 1900 new health workers and will support 2700 more students into training programmes through a $76 million investment to continue to grow the health workforce for our Māori and Pacific communities.