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2 February, 2016

International action on Zika appropriate

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the World Health Organization’s declaration of Zika virus as a public health emergency is appropriate.

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1 February, 2016

B4 School Check giving kids a great start

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says thousands of new entrants heading to school for the first time this week have benefited from a free B4 School Check.

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1 February, 2016

New $72m Outpatients facility for Christchurch

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has given the green light to a new $72 million Outpatients facility to be built in Canterbury.

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22 December, 2015

Maternity services continuing to improve

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the National Maternity Monitoring Group (NMMG) 2015 Annual Report shows the quality of maternity services in New Zealand is continuing to improve.

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21 December, 2015

Improved palliative care guidance

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new guidance on providing the best possible care for people during the last days of their lives.

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20 December, 2015

$1.2m extra to expand Fruit in Schools

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Fruit in Schools programme will be expanded to include an extra 77 schools, benefiting an additional 13,000 students.

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18 December, 2015

Water safety campaign launched

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye welcome Water Safety New Zealand’s campaign launch of ‘Stop and think before you go near the water’, which is supported by ACC.

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18 December, 2015

New Health Research Council chair appointed

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Dr Lester Levy has been appointed chair of the Health Research Council (HRC), replacing outgoing chair Sir Robert Stewart.

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17 December, 2015

New immunisation resource for primary care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource will support midwives, nurses and doctors to inform parents about infant immunisation.

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16 December, 2015

Mental health workforce plan feedback sought

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a draft Action Plan to guide training and development of mental health workers is out for sector consultation.

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15 December, 2015

Rheumatic fever campaign evaluation positive

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an evaluation of this year’s national rheumatic fever awareness campaign shows positive results and a scorecard of excellence.

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15 December, 2015

Gaining better understanding of treatment injury

The Government is working to gain a full understanding of treatment injury to inform a range of initiatives to reduce treatment injury rates, say Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister for ACC Nikki Kaye.

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11 December, 2015

New Zealand Rugby 2015 Awards

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman will tonight mark the success of New Zealand rugby at the 2015 NZ Rugby Union Awards.

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11 December, 2015

Celebrating New Zealand’s sports media

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers at the annual Sir Terry McLean Sports Journalism Awards in Auckland.

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10 December, 2015

B4 School Checks on track to reach target

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest data shows the B4 School Check programme is well on track to reach more than 56,000 children across New Zealand by the end of the financial year.

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9 December, 2015

Nursing graduates finding jobs sooner

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than half the country's nurses graduating in November have found jobs before they know their final exam results through the system which matches graduates with employers.

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8 December, 2015

Southern DHB Bill passes first reading 95-26

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a Bill to extend the term of the Southern DHB Commissioner passed its first reading today 95-26.

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8 December, 2015

$4m boost for colonoscopy services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an extra $4 million is being made available for DHB colonoscopy services.

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4 December, 2015

Cambridge hosts track cycling world cup event

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says Cambridge is all set for today’s start of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Avantidrome.

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3 December, 2015

Minister launches Healthy Families Lower Hutt

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today officially launched Healthy Families Lower Hutt at the recently opened Walter Nash Centre.

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3 December, 2015

Southern DHB Commissioner’s term extended - deficit progress made

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Southern DHB Commissioner team is starting to turn around the deficit challenge, and their term will be extended as more time is needed to implement the work plan.

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2 December, 2015

Cancer nurse coordinators play key role

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an evaluation of the cancer nurse coordinator initiative shows overwhelmingly positive feedback from patients and their families.

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1 December, 2015

Clinician joins Southern Partnership Group

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that Dr Margaret Wilsher has been appointed to the Southern Partnership Group.

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30 November, 2015

Views sought on extra protections from sunbeds

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says public consultation on proposals for additional protection from the use of commercial sunbeds starts today.

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25 November, 2015

Minister launches Healthy Families Rotorua

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families Rotorua at Rotorua Primary School.

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24 November, 2015

Rangiora Health Hub officially opened

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today officially opened the Rangiora Health Hub which provides high quality maternity services and flexi beds for patients with a range of needs in North Canterbury.

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24 November, 2015

Heart & diabetes checks health target met

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show the more heart and diabetes checks target was met for the first time.

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19 November, 2015

Speech to Association of Salaried Medical Specialists annual conference, Wellington

When I spoke to you last year, I reflected on my first six weeks as Minister of Health and outlined my priorities for the sector. Now one year into the job, I’m enthused about my role as Health Minister - it’s challenging work. I believe we’re heading in the right direction and the health sector is in good shape despite the pressures we face. This also reflects the overall feedback I get from the sector.

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19 November, 2015

New Zealand Netball 2015 Awards

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman marked the success of New Zealand Netball at the inaugural New Zealand Netball Awards last night.

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17 November, 2015

Programme results in more staff/patient time

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says health staff are spending more time with patients as a result of an innovative quality improvement programme.

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