A new workstream has been established within government to consider how rongoā might be protected in legislation.
Legislation to modernise the way medicines, medical devices and natural health products are regulated has been introduced in Parliament today.
The Government has granted final approval for a new 80-bed acute mental health facility at the Hillmorton Hospital campus, Health Minister Andrew Little says.
Thousands of frontline community health workers – including nurses in aged-care facilities - are in for a pay rise as the Labour Government takes action on pay parity in the health sector.
A new emergency department with three times more space will be part of the first stage of a two-stage project to build a new hospital for Whangārei and Northland.
Official statistics released today show the Government’s targeted health investments are making a real difference to New Zealanders.
Health Minister Andrew Little and Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare are welcoming the record funding boost for Māori primary and community healthcare providers as part of $71.6 million in commissioning investments by Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority.
Statistics released today show New Zealand’s smoking rate has fallen to an historic low of 8% of adults smoking daily, down from 9.4% a year ago.
GP Dr Jeff Lowe and former Inland Revenue Commissioner Naomi Ferguson have been appointed to the board of the organisation that runs the country’s public hospitals, Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand.
Associate Minister of Health Hon. Aupito William Sio has today launched Ola Manuia the Interim Pacific Health Plan.
More mental wellbeing support than ever before is now available to tertiary students at university, thanks to the Government’s $25 million Budget 2020 Tertiary Student Wellbeing package.
The Government has launched a new telehealth service today that will see women in their first 10 weeks of pregnancy able to access medication for an early medical abortion over the phone.
Health Minister Andrew Little welcomes Te Pae Tata | the Interim New Zealand Health Plan jointly developed by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority.
Another 15 organisations providing Rainbow wellbeing support will receive funding to advance their work with Rainbow young people and communities, thanks to the Government’s Rainbow mental wellbeing
Plans to protect thousands more people against meningococcal disease and shingles shows how the Government’s big boost to health spending is helping New Zealanders.
Associate Health Minister Aupito William Sio will travel to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Committee meeting in Manila to represent Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Government has announced further pandemic support for Pacific Island countries with vaccine boosters, COVID-19 anti-viral treatments, and by strengthening the capacity of the health workforce to respond to further pandemics.
Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall will depart for Europe and Singapore tomorrow to attend global cancer and mental health meetings and building research, science and innovation connections with the European Union.
The Government’s Budget 2022 investment of $10.1 million over four years in maternal mental health will result in better and more widely available care for new and expectant mothers around the country.
More support is being given to New Zealand medical graduates training to be GPs, as the Government continues its push to get more doctors into communities.
More than 31,000 children, pregnant people and 111,000 of their family members are warmer and healthier thanks to the Healthy Homes Initiative according to the latest three-year evaluation report released today.
A new children’s hospital that officially opened in Wellington this morning offers the region’s children top-quality health care in one place, Health Minis
The Government’s flagship primary mental health and addiction programme Access and Choice has hit the milestone of delivering more than 500,000 sessions to New Zealanders needing mental health support.